I’ve fallen over myself more times than I care to admit. Especially these past few days. Things haven’t been the best, but they’re also not the worst. A great few days off with old friends and some moments at home with the one I love…they’re just what I needed to really get back in the groove of things. Sometimes you just have to take time off and really look at what matters. People, experiences, places…all these things are so much higher on my list of important focuses now. But what about objects? Bits of technology like our smartphones and computers all amount to a certain level of joy, but not one can really be felt 100% at all times. Why are we peddling forward with our item obsession? I’ve heard the saying ‘the one who dies with the most toys wins’, but I’ve never really believed it. No one can die with the most. “The most” is always changing. It’s a losing game.

Daily struggles: I hate this “no soda” crap. It doesn’t sound that hard to quit drinking soda, but honestly I keep losing the game. It’s hard to quit sugar. That’s just a bottom line. I don’t care if people say it’s one of the hardest things they’ve ever had to do. It’s damn difficult. But, I will say, it could be worse. I hate losing to this sometimes. But the best advice I’ve learned? Take it one day at a time. Sometimes that’s all you can do. When you have nowhere else left to look, keeping your head steady and straight ahead is often the best choice. It may not be easy, but the things that are worth it rarely are. I know this to be true.

We all struggle with something. No one is perfect and we can’t keep punishing ourselves for not being…perfect.

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