Years ago a lovely woman named Kay Bush said to me “You can have it all, but not all at once”.
I had very little interest in listening to her at the time, determined to be the best, business owner, boss, leader, wife, mother, athlete, cook, cleaning person, daughter, friend, etc, etc, etc. When I had my first child and slipped into a failure funk I realized that she was right. There was absolutely no way that any one day was going to score an “A” on all of the levels I wanted it to.
When I released myself from the pressure of feeling like I had to make everything happen in a day and decided that I had a whole lifetime to spread my success over I felt a weight lift from me. Somedays I am the best Mom, but a kinda okay-ish wife. Someday I kill it at the office, but the laundry is piled up and I eat a burrito at 8 PM as my first meal of the day.
I think that the goal-setting at The BE Event is so important to me because it allows for small measurable goals, it also reminds me that I am surrounded by women making the same life decisions, one day at a time, one foot in front of the other, rinse and repeat, conditioned with grace.