I’ve done it again.  Gone M.I.A. without a trace for more than a week.  This time I don’t have much of an excuse, aside from the fact that my priorities shifted a bit and I had a hard time getting back here. 

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I’m quite the perfectionist, so when I choose to do something, I do it 110%.  In the past, I was somehow able to juggle everything, but lately this little guy is my numero uno:

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And he’s not the most predictable, if you know what I mean. Winking smile 

Nowadays I’m trying to lower my standards, keep things simple, and stay in the moment. Blogging – and trying to keep up with all of the social media that comes with it – is sort of the opposite of that, but it’s my passion and may create future opportunities, so I’ve been working hard to figure out a balance that works well for me. 

Part of living simply for me is learning not to over-commit myself.  I become passionate about so many things and think that I can do it all perfectly.  I start off with tons of drive for everything, and then there’s just no way to sustainably do it all, so something falls to the wayside (i.e. the blog, or the assignment I totally spaced on this past week).  In reality, I need to be okay with either doing one thing as perfectly as possible, or doing multiple things decently

It’s a tough lesson to learn for this Type A new Mama who wants to post recipes, workouts, and adventures multiple times a day and learn to be proficient with my dSLR camera, but is stuck prioritizing writing a research paper, washing bottles, and getting in some exercise.  Not to mention snuggle time as Isaac falls asleep for his naps and trying to lower my stress levels by getting to bed at a decent hour. 

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I’m trying the best that I can, but sometimes I find myself unraveling. 

Because I’m already pretty over-committed (I chose to become a Mama, I’m in the final stretch for grad school and my internship, fitness and nutrition are necessities, and I adore the blog), I’ve got to learn to be okay with being less than perfect [gasp!].  I’m learning to take myself – and life – less seriously, and to enjoy the wondrous, crazy ride.  Whether or not I document every moment of it. Winking smile

Anyway, sorry for all the rambling today.  I suppose the take-away from today’s blog is that I’ll be posting as much as I can fit in right now because I love doing it. 

And also, life is good! Smile

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Aloha Pumehana.
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2 thoughts on “Unraveling

  1. Stacy says:

    I don’t know how you manage to do all of the things that you do, Haley! To think that you have even more you want to squeeze in is just mind-blowing! I love your honesty in this blog and I love that you’re pointing out what many other women are sometimes unable to do. You are going to unravel sometimes. You are going to have to accept less than your perfect sometimes. But in the end, life IS good and you are amazing! LOVE the pic of Ben and La’akea. 🙂

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