15 In LIFE/ Vent Sesh

A Messy Life

it's all messy

Sometimes in this supposedly pretty packaged world, it can feel like you’re a hot mess. Or at least just not as “together” as that other girl over there. But just so you know it’s not just to you… most all of us feel just the same. Ok, maybe I shouldn’t take anyone down with me… 😉 I at least feel this way all the time.

I saw a similar meme on Instagram by Jill, and her response summed it up: “…. this is the perfect reminder that life is just messy. It just is. And sometimes so is my outfit and hair and house and inbox and calendar. I try to keep it all together – but sometimes my messy shows itself. And I had a light bulb moment that that is okay too.”

She nailed it. Even in my Type A world, my life is messy. There’s an abundance of all the things that need to get done and what only feels like fleeting hours. But, it is what it is, and it will all get done… or it won’t. And, I refuse to put up a facade that it’s all sunshine and roses and crossed-out, to-do lists because as much as I love crossing things off my to-do list (so much so that I might even write tasks as I’m completing them!), there’s always more to do.

So, all the things might be a little messy. That’s life. I’m embracing it.

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    Nicole Underwood Gonzalez
    October 19, 2016 at 11:17 AM

    This hit SO close to home today. I needed the reminder. Thank you. ❤️

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      Alyson
      October 23, 2016 at 10:15 PM

      Totally hear you, Nicole. We’re all human, and it’s all messy. <3

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    Alyssa
    October 19, 2016 at 8:42 AM

    This is so true. It drives me absolutely nuts, but I’ve just come to terms with the fact that there will probably always be dirty dishes in the sink and the laundry will never be all put away. It’s okay to not have everything done all the time!

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      Alyson
      October 23, 2016 at 10:15 PM

      Exactly… only so many hours in the day. I pretty much always have a few dirty dishes in the sink.. keeps me human, lol. 🙂

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    Rebecca Pendleton
    October 19, 2016 at 7:45 AM

    As a type A person, I find it hard to be ok with mess. Sometimes it helps to remind myself that bo one can see my inbox/list/thoughts but me.

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      Alyson
      October 23, 2016 at 10:16 PM

      Totally get you, Rebecca. Type A girl here, too, and in fact, I’m a little crazy with my inbox but frankly I’ve been running out of hours lately. I’ve been trying to tackle one thing at a time, instead of poorly getting to everything. We’ll see!

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    labakeany
    October 19, 2016 at 2:08 AM

    Totally no fun in perfection. .Uncertainty is the fun

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      Alyson
      October 23, 2016 at 10:17 PM

      No fun at all in perfection, particularly since it’s unattainable anyway. Thanks for visiting!

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    Stephanie
    October 18, 2016 at 8:54 PM

    This is how I feel today! All aboard the hot mess express I’ll be your conductor today. everything was just a mess today.

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      Alyson
      October 23, 2016 at 10:17 PM

      LOL, thanks for conducting… we can take turns! 🙂

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    JillGG
    October 18, 2016 at 9:37 AM

    Yes!!! Thank you so much for the mention… I realized yesterday that lately I am constantly apologizing to everyone. For being late, for my messy and crazy house that is under construction and we just moved into 7 weeks ago, for saying no to events, for saying no to pretty much everything lately, for being at the receiving end of help with the car pool and not the giving end, for never having food in the house lately, to never planning dinners, to just everything and I thought: you know what, this is crazy! Why am I apologizing for what just is my life right now. It’s crazy and messy and completely out of control – which is not my usual MO – but it’s not wrong or bad, it’s just where I am in life right now.

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      Alyson
      October 23, 2016 at 10:18 PM

      Exactly… I find myself apologizing a lot lately but instead, I’m working on just saying thank you more! 🙂 It works. And, friendships and help ebbs and flows so let people help you now while you need it and I’m sure you’ll be able to help down the line when others need you, too.

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    Danielle
    October 18, 2016 at 6:40 AM

    Amen!!!! Perfection is a total bore, not to mention unattainable.

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      Alyson
      October 23, 2016 at 10:18 PM

      EXACTLY!

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    Tara
    October 18, 2016 at 5:55 AM

    As hard as we try, things will never be perfect…and that’s okay! Great reminder!

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