Saturday, April 13, 2013

L - Life Lessons

Yep. I’m skipping J and K. Why? Well, the perfectionist in me really really wants to write a J post and a K post. But the realist in me knows that the further behind I get, the more overwhelmed I will be. And giving up isn’t far behind.

 Sometimes life is like that. You get further and further behind and just cannot catch up. I have learned that you just have to jump in where you are. (Well, shoot, that would have been a J post, wouldn’t it?) You have to leave behind what you haven’t done. You have to cut yourself some slack and look forward. Otherwise it’s too easy to just give up. Believe me, I’ve almost given up on this challenge already and it’s not quite half over. Sometimes you just gotta squeeze by. And that’s okay. Sometimes you have to give yourself permission to be a little lazy, to write not as well as you’d like, to just do it versus doing it well. To show yourself some love. I was watching a talk show where the co-host was saying that we are all okay. That was her message. We just need to accept ourselves – faults and all. We are okay. Even when we can’t write a coherent post. Or when we fall behind in the A to Z Challenge. Or we can't say no to the raspberry chocolate chunk ice cream. We are okay. I am okay. And that, boys and girls, is your life lesson for today.


  1. This is a coherent post, actually. You really tied your lesson from this challenge to real life. And I like that "we're all okay" quote.

    From the A-Z neighborhood,

  2. Great post. I agree. It has been a challenge to keep up with them. Good luck with the rest of the challenge.

  3. You are doing great! Who needs J and K anyway....seriously though don't give up. If you get stuck on a letter, just post a nice pic of something beginning with the letter you are stuck on and that will be fine!

  4. And why is it that we haven't thought of writing about Alphabet soup? Really, we could have gotten all these done in one post! Love this post. It's just what I needed.

  5. I really love J but you know, its ok to skip on by something now and then. I saw another blog who had fallen behind and they decided to write one post on three letters. Both ways are creative ways to refuse to cave into failure! You can do it!

    Hope you are enjoying the A to Z Challenge even if it is tough, It is a great way to both tell some of our tales and find other great blogs. I have fallen behind a couple of times but seem on track for now. You can find me at

  6. I think, sometimes, we just have to take a step back and breathe. :) Life always has a way of interrupting plans and it's always less stressful to do what needs to be done, and not worry about what you "want" to do. :)

    Keep calm and carry on! :D


  7. Hey you mentioned the letters, that should count, right? Hang in there. Great post.

    Cynthia (The Sock Zone)
    a to z challenge

  8. I needed this message today! And who can say no to rasberry chocolate chunk ice cream?

  9. Great example of a life lesson, right within the context of the challenge. Great work!

    #atozchallenge, Kristen's blog:

  10. It's a good lesson! And I agree, it's better to do what you can than give up completely!

  11. this:

    permission to just do it versus doing it well.

    yes. yes, the perfectionist in me needs to hear this everyday. because i'm like you: i want to do everything perfectly, even if that means i don't do it well or get so caught up that it never gets completed. this is a great post!

    visiting from the a to z challenge, from!