If you read my post yesterday maybe it resonated with you, but maybe not because you need to relax, maybe you’re like me and are probably TOO relaxed. Maybe you were saying “Alicia, I’m TOO Relaxed- Just Like You!” Well, that is the other part of what I try to do here!
Here’s what I’m hoping people get from my website:
Type A People- Learn to relax a bit and follow some of my fun and easy tips for crafts and family fun. See that I do these things and we survive! We even thrive! The mess is worth it!
Other Type B People- Let’s work together to have fun AND get something done! I try to encourage everything in moderation, and admit I need a lot more time spent cleaning because I have moderated it a bit TO much. I hope to encourage you to put down the craft project or the book and get something done, and then come back to being crafty. We can manage this together!
Maybe the Type A people do the chores first and then enjoy my craft tips, but us Type B people, we’ll probably enjoy the crafts first and need some encouragement to put the craft away and maybe mop the floor.
You guys, (my regions way of saying ya’ll, I know at least most of you are not really guys) the world is pushing so hard for perfection. Your house should look like it came out of a magazine. Your crafts should be Pinterest perfect. Your dinners should be all Instagram worthy. That’s what the world is pushing on us, but frankly, I want it to stop! If you happen to naturally live that life, great, you honestly probably deserve a trophy, but for most people, that’s not realistic, and so many people are driving themselves crazy trying to reach that worldly ideal.
You guys, I promise you your child will survive not using massive amounts of Purell. How do I know? My kid once licked the floor at Costco.
I promise you that YOU will survive if maybe you empty the dishwasher when you wake up tomorrow instead of tonight while you are exhausted. It will be okay, and you deserve to rest!
The world is harsh for us messy Type-Bs, and I want you to know that you are NOT alone. You shouldn’t feel a constant shame and struggle because you’d rather knit or read than spend hours scrubbing your house.
You guys, it’s OKAY to be a Type-B! It’s okay if your house doesn’t look like a magazine. It’s OKAY if last night you were the only one home and you stood over the sink to eat a sandwich for dinner. Life isn’t perfect, and you are not alone.
I’m here to be real, real about my mess, real about my life, and real about finding some balance. Progress, not perfection. Perfection isn’t real, and I’m too real for it. So I hope that whether you are Type-A or Type B I can help you find a balance instead of driving yourself crazy seeking a fake perfection.