I'M SO OVER........


We all have things we worry about. Trust me, with kids getting ready to go to college and their numerous activity and homework pressures, not to mention, my own, worrying is a BIG part of my life! However, I know that I need to let go and let GOD!! Why worry, when he has a plan for me, right? Well, that is easier said than done and there will be days where I will be a worry wart! However, I have decided to let a lot of things go and to simply be Sooo over some of them. 
Try it, because let me tell ya, whether the issue or dislike is serious or trivial, letting it go is so very FREEING!!!

Here are 9 Things I'M SO OVER:

1. Mom Guilt (over Kids and Fur Babies)
I could do a whole post on this.In theory we all know there is no perfect mother. 
And this applies to Fur Baby Moms too.
In reality, however, we seem to hold ourselves to a standard of motherhood that's insane. I mean flat-out, crazy-making, cuckoo-land kind of nuts. And if that weren't bad enough, we trick ourselves into believing we're the only ones who fail at everything. Then we beat ourselves up. And tell ourselves mean things at the end of long days. Why didn't I feed them a veggie at dinner? I didn't buy the right shampoo? Did I say the right things when they were upset? For animals, what if that's too many treats? When we've cooked and cleaned and commuted and brought home the bacon and washed and cleaned some more and checked the homework and sung the songs and read the books, we sit down on the sofa and shake our heads and tell ourselves what bad, bad moms we are.
That's insane, that's exhausting. And I'm so over it! 
I'm gonna let myself off the hook and dish up the ice cream at 10:00 p.m. and not the guilt.



2. Circumstances I Can’t Control
Crap, the power is out so I cannot curl my hair for work, or my cousin got a scary diagnosis and I want him to be ok or there is a train and I cannot get out the line of traffic to go another route. Yep, bad stuff happens that is not under our control. We must roll with the punches. We can pray and we can wish, but some things we simply cannot control. Let it go and hope for the best.

3. People Who Don't Get Blogging. 
Do you ever get asked why you Blog? I know I do, and my answer is always, "For the fun of it, it's my hobby, my online diary of sorts." Most people think that is great! How much time does it take? To which I reply "Oh, about 30 hours a week." Then, I get the look as if some people think I'm nuts, especially since I work too and often they add "YOU mean you DON'T get paid for this?" No ma'am, just for fun right now!! End.Of.Story!!

4. Not Responding Immediately to a Text, Call, or Email 

We can’t always get back to a friend, loved one, or colleague immediately. Unless there’s an 
emergency (and usually you can tell), apologizing for taking more than a split second to reply can make an issue out of something that might not have been a big deal to begin with. 

 5. My Flowers
I love planting and caring for flowers so much that I even did a Post on it in May about our annual trip to choose flowers called  Picking Posies. Well, with the way this Summer's weather has been , they stated going down hill fast and in the heat wave, I was so tired of watering 20 gazillion flowers every night that I'm about ready to replace them with mums and pumpkins. 
Here is what one of my flowers looked like a few weeks ago.

Here is now. 
Pi-ti-FUL...Letting it go


6. Losing 10 lbs 
I am never going to be the weight I was in high school or a size 2 again. I work out 6 days a week, I try to eat well, but I do enjoy certain foods in moderation and I enjoy every bite! Of course I get frustrated if I've put on a couple pounds, so I cut back a little. In fact, I just had a Wellness Assessment and I am 5 pounds heavier than 6 months ago! What? I'll work on shedding a couple but, I am so over letting it consume me. 

7. Low Carb
One word: COOKIE! I do eat a lot of protein and stay on the lower consumption of carbs, but I am sorry if a really really good homemade cookie is in front of me, or piping hot fresh bread, I will indulge a little and right along with getting over losing weight, I will enjoy it like a Carb Boss!! I will refrain from eating 10 cookies but I will most certainly enjoy the two I did eat!!



8. Judgement
Judging.

Comparing.

Competing.
Whatever you want to call it, it runs rampant and I refuse to partake. I live in a community that is horrible at this and it makes me sad. I would love to see all of us practicing a little more grace.  Stop comparing.   Stop assuming. You make the choices that are best for YOU,  I'll make the choices that are best for ME, and lets stop the critiquing. Everyone has battles, everyone has strengths and we can all learn from lifting each other up, not from tearing down. 

9. Making everything from scratch
I used to make so many things from scratch but is there really any need to make EVERYTHING from scratch - there are some really decent convenience things that contain nothing but good wholesome ingredients and if I want to feed my family Velveeta Shells and Cheese, I will. If time is short and they need a frozen pizza, go ahead. I cook great meals as often as I can but my goodness,sometimes you just gotta allow the convenience of non-scratch into your life. If someone makes a point of making EVERYTHING from scratch, you gotta wonder, where in the world did they get a 36 hour day?

 Also SO OVER: Whiners, Long Lines, "I'm Entitled" Attitude People, Road Construction, Celebrity Divorces, snacks that taste like cardboard, do-gooders who only do it for the attention, texting while in conversation and I was going to say Pineapples but how can I do that when look:


I have a pineapple phone case by Sonix~Favorite case EVER! Get it Here
I wear Pineapple tops
 And I concoct Pineapple Food and Drink like last week's food post HERE

Clearly NOT over the cute tropical fruit but all this other stuff:
SOOOOOOOOOOO


              Now I have a cookie to eat and a week to get going. Let's get this party started....
"Get over it, and move on down the road."
~Mr. Nine  

52 comments:

  1. Amen! Letting go is so freeing although difficult to do sometimes. I don't think of myself as a big worrier but there are definitely things that I need to let go. Perfect timing for the first day of school. Thanks for posting!

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    1. Thanks Claire! Will be thinking of you today and praying for a great start!! :-)

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  2. LOVE this post! And AMEN to 7 & 8! Sometimes a girl just needs a cookie! This is the perfect post to read on a Monday to get the week started on an uplifting note!

    Happy Monday!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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    1. Yay! May it be a marvelous Monday girl!!

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  3. I've recently transitioned to a lower carb lifestyle and just hearing the word cookie sends me into a frenzy lol! Great post!

    FormerKennedy.blogspot.com

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    1. Ha ha! You're so cute!!! Hope your week is off to a rockin start!!! ;-)

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  4. Loving this post!!!! I'm starting college today and basically some of these things you put down is how I am feeling! Especially the blogging one! Nobody ever seems to understand! Happy Monday!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh sweetie, I will say a prayer for you! It's gonna be a GREAT day!!! ;-)

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  5. First of all you are so perfect so seriously #6 should not be a worry of yours at all!! I'm so with you but the mom guilt even though I'm not a mom I dont think you're going to get rid of that one - i'm 28 and my mom worries, feels bad and has every other emotion over me and my sister!! LOL xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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    1. You hit it right on! Even as a daughter you totally get your mamas worries! Thank you for your sweet as can be words! You are so very good at knowing exactly what to say and how to make people feel good about themselves! You have a gift girl! Beautiful and super Smart!

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  6. YES!! #2, #3 and #4 and I can SO identify with! Hope you had a good weekend:)

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    1. Thank you my love! Hope your day is off to a great start!!!

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  7. This is such a great post. I'm not a mom but I can relate to so many of the things you posted about. There totally need to be less judgement and more kindness in this world. I too try to eat a low carb diet but if their is fresh bread in front of me. Oh I have to just a some. Fresh bread is my weak spot.

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    1. Glad you can relate girl! You're such a sweetie! Oh that fresh bread smells so good! Here's to a great start to your week!! ;-)

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  8. I agree with literally everything!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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    1. ;-) Thanks girl! Hope your Monday is off to a great start!!

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  9. Such a great post, Andrea, and I so get this! I finally threw out the scale and decided to only weigh myself quarterly and I can't tell you how awesome that feeling is!! For so long, I was tied to the number that it said (every morning) instead of being thankful that my close weren't as snug and looked better on me. Now, since this summer and my accident, I haven't been able to walk (exercise), so we'll see, but I know that my clothes are still fitting well. Loved everything about this!

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    1. Smart girl! Our clothes will do the talking!! Thank you, it feels so good to not obsess over certain things!!! I'm Free I'm Free!! Lol. Hope your Monday is as awesome as you are!!

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  10. I can totally relate to several of these, Andrea! It's always good to know we aren't alone with these things. I have serious dog mom guilt. Particularly every Monday when I have to leave her! And as for the flowers, I'm over them too. I'm focusing on mums now! haha Happy Monday!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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    1. That's right! We woman and bloggers have to stick together! ;-) Mums it is! ;) Happy Monday to you as well!!

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  11. This is the perfect read for a Monday!!! Such a wholesome way to start the week and be in tune with what will make you happy... don't allow the judgement of others to dwell inside of you and dim your sparkle!

    Here we go, Monday!


    Amber
    All the Cute
    Today’s Post: Basic Black & White

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    1. You ROCK beautiful Amber!!

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  12. I have that same pineapple phone case - LOVE it! And I love this post, I feel the same way about that pesky 5-10 lbs and I'd rather stay fit and enjoy food/life than be a size 2 again and know that you look fabulous girl! And those flowers are still gorgeous, much better than anything I've attempted to keep colorful and green :)

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    1. You always make me smile Kate!! Thank you for such sweet words! Oh and the pineapple phone case is my most favorite one ever outta about a dozen other past cases! Hope your Monday is off to a fabulous start!! ;-)

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  13. Yes to all of these things!!! Though, I don't have kids so I don't have mom guilt. But I can relate to everything else. I am a worrywart and I try really hard to let things go but I still find myself obsessing over some things. I think I needed to read this today!

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    1. Glad you get it girl! Trying so hard to let things go over here! I'm FREE, I'm free I say!! Just our Type A personalities but I'm working on it! Lol.

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  14. Cheers to letting it go, my friend! I'm with you! The worst is feeling guilty about getting back to people when we are all busy and certainly make every effort to be timely. You're going to be sorry I know about this pineapple obsession now lol. I have been seeing the most adorable pineapple POM POM shorts on Amazon that keep getting recommended to me, but I didn't bite the bullet since fall's right around the corner... do it ;)

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    1. Do it!! Pom Poms and Pineapples!!! Yes, yes, yes!!! Hope you're back in the saddle today sweet friend!!! ;-)

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  15. Andrea, you are so beautiful. You live a healthy lifestyle and you should not worry about 5-10 pounds. I'm also sure that you are an amazing mom to your boys. My mom worries ALL of the time about me and my sisters, it's just natural. :-) I hope that you had a great weekend and that you are having a lovely day today too!! :-)

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    1. You're just such a sweetheart Caroline! Just love you!! Thank you for always making me smile!!! ;-)

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  16. I wish life wasn't always so filled with pressure so we could enjoy it. I think about that all the time and just wish there was less we had to do and we could do more of what we wanted. But I think you're doing pretty well, Andrea! You have an amazing family so you must have been a pretty darn good mom!

    xx,
    Susie

    www.SequinsandStrawberries.com

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    1. Susie, you make the works such a better place!! Your positivity is contagious!! Thank you for making me smile and well, for being YOU! You're truly a blessing! ;-)

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  17. Dear Andrea: I don't know where to start - what an amazing and honest post of yours! I can relate with you on so many aspects! Like you, I am a working mother who also blogs and decided to start her own jewelry business. I worry about my son, and yes, 3 dogs ALL THE TIME. I want to be a good a mother, wife, worker, entrepeneur, etc. but at the end at the day I learned that I cannot be perfect all the time. So, I love that your posts says: "Let it go!" because it's so true. I think you are doing such a fab job of being a mother, wife and blogger! I really enjoy reading your blog because I can relate with you on so many levels (it's a mom thing), and I really hope you NEVER stop! Let people talk - at the end of the day you simply do what makes you happy!
    Sending you much love & I hope your Monday is as marvelous like you!!!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.net

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    1. Vanessa, you are nothing short of AMAZING!! I knew you would be able to relate to this post and I too think you're doing a tremendous job balancing it all and your family is very very lucky to have you! The fact that you even care about this so much speaks volumes to what a wonderful person you are! Never let that light of yours dim, because it shines so bright and it's so beautiful! xo

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  18. I totally hate trying to explain blogging to people who just don't get it hahaha! Like let me blog in peace people!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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    1. Good motto. Let me blog in peace!! I love it!!! Happy rest of your Monday!!

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  19. I can relate to so many of these point. It really is hard to balance everything and it def won't be perfect. I agree that it's best to let it go, and just be happy!

    Mimi & Chichi

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    1. Aww thanks Jess!!! Hope your week is off to a great start!!! ;-)

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  20. It's good to let go for sure and not let the little things get us down. I'm sure you were an amazing mom that raised your kids really well but who's perfect out there? So we all make mistakes here and there. It's easier said than done but I too try to let go of the stressors and focus on all the positives.

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    1. Thank you Emily. I have always been a positive person but now I'm so much happier to worry less! You're such an uplifting spirit! Have a great rest of your evening!!

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  22. Oh I just love this!! I needed to read this today, maybe every day. Amen to the mom guilt!

    Brooke

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    1. Let it go! Ha ha! I'm glad you could relate! The mom guilt is the toughest of all. Tomorrow is s new day and it will be GREAT!!! ;-)

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  23. You go girl! ���� I so need to work on some of these, too. We are all called to do different things, and walk different journeys. I often look at other peoe through social media and compare myself. It's crazy! People only post the "good" most of the time, not the full picture. Loved this! ��

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  24. I was born in 1988 but I still remember the days before people were expected to respond to messages/calls instantly and be available 24/7. I could leave a message on somebody's answering machine on Saturday night and it was okay to not hear from them before we went back to school on Monday.

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  25. Oh how I love this! I laughed, shook my head, said AMEN and laughed some more. Thanks for sharing on our Tuesday Talk today. Yes to #8!

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  26. Such a good perspective! There are lots of things I need to "get over" - many of them on your list. Thanks for the inspiration! Hope you're having a great week.

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  27. I love that you tell it like it is
    FACT: those diet bars taste like cardboard
    Yes you are so right, why beat yourself up about a few pounds! Life's too short
    Linking up with Thursday Favorite Things x

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  28. Very eye opening, I need to let go of comparing and mommy guilt for sure- these are bad for me.
    Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me" link up.
    Rachel xo

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  29. I love this post so much. Ditto on the weight issue. I can def stand to lose a few lbs, but yeah, I'll never look like I did in HS, that's for sure. I wish I could be as creative or hands-on as some of those moms out there, but honestly, keeping the kids fed, alive, & happy works for me. I do agree w/you on the not replying to texts, calls, etc except when it's a friend who you know for a fact replies to others within secs/mins, but with you, it takes forever for some unknown reason. But then again, if that's the case, that begs the question if they're even your friend at all, right?

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  30. I looooooooooooooove this post. It made me laugh!!!!!

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  31. Number one is great - I love this list - life is short and it's so free feeling to not sweat the small stuff. Set the example and move forward with a smile. Have a Great day enjoyed this!

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

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