Motherhood & Life

I’m Not a Superhero, and That is Okay

Some days I feel like Wonder Woman, and some days I resemble Eeyore. I have days where I feel like I can conquer the world, and days where I have to struggle to get out of bed. There are days when I feel like I have it all together, and times when I can’t imagine adding another thing to my plate.

 

I’m not a superhero, and that is okay.

 

I try to do my best in all things each day. I try to be a good wife, a good mother, a good nurse, a good friend. I like to lay my head down at night feeling as though I have done everything I set out to do each day while helping others in any way I can. I spread myself thin at times, taking on more tasks than I can feasibly fit in a day (and keep my sanity). I may meddle in areas that I have no business doing so. I worry more than necessary, about everyone and everything. I want to keep everything practically perfect in every way.

The problem with that is, I am a flawed creature. I am not perfect by any means. And unlike superheroes, I have limitations. I can only complete so many tasks. Do so much at once. I am apt to make mistakes or have weaknesses.

We see individuals in movies, or even around us, that are considered superheroes. Those who seem to be able to conquer everything. Whose total volume of triumphs in one day is more than we could dream of accomplishing in a month. The ones that blossom amidst the chaos. They just seem to have it all. At least, that is how we perceive it. But the reality may be much different. Those that you are envious of around you may describe alternate factors that you weren’t aware of; will reveal that they too have their own personal downfalls. Even the superheroes that are sources of our entertainment have flaws and weaknesses; their kryptonite.

Unfortunately, we don’t always take the time to realize that. To find comfort and relief in the fact that we each are beautifully flawed creatures. That although we each have strengths, we also have weaknesses. To focus on what we do have instead of what we do not have. To worry less about our neighbor’s accomplishments, and focus more on our own. To acknowledge that although we have great abilities and can accomplish great feats, we can do so in our own way, on our own time; and that time will differ for us all. That we can only do so much at once. That this journey is your own, not one to compare.

So no, I’m not a superhero…but that’s okay  with me.

-Shawna

Are you trying to be a superhero?


Copyright © 2017 Shawna: Whole, Hearty, Happy – All rights reserved

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18 thoughts on “I’m Not a Superhero, and That is Okay

  1. Loved everything about this. I truly feel like a superhero most days, I mean I must be with all that I do in 24 hours! But like you, I have come to terms with being okay with the fact that I am not a superhero and am just human, flawed and all. Great read!

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    1. Thank you so much for taking time to read. I agree, with the fast-paced lives we lead toward striving for success, it is hard to step back and realize that it is okay to have flaws and limitations. ❤️

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  2. This is so true. We spend so much time trying to be everything to everybody. Trying to be perfect and trying to prove to ourselves we can handle it all. That often times we just miss out on truly living. Because we’re spending all our time trying to keep up with others.

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    1. I completely agree. We live in a society if bigger, better, faster, stronger. Of keeping up with our neighbors just in hopes that we can surpass them. We do all of this and forget to enjoy all that we have. To remember that we just have to do our best, not everyone else’s. Thank you for reading!

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