Friday, October 18, 2013

Ubiquity


Originally, I was writing this post about a different word entirely. However, the word ubiquity came across my path and I immediately felt drawn to write about it this week. The dictionary defines ubiquity as “presence everywhere or in many places especially simultaneously.” Currently, this is exactly how I feel… everywhere all at once.

Anyone with children, especially small children, will tell you that it is no walk in the park. Completely rewarding? Yes. Leisurely? Definitely not. My day starts by attempting to make a nutritious breakfast (that my son will actually eat), while simultaneously explaining the various reasons why he should not touch the stove. We approach health as holistically as possible, so in an attempt to be preventative in regards to our health, I have to manage to get a multivitamin, activated folic acid, a probiotic, a fish oil, vitamin d, and iron all into this first meal. To say that getting him to take all of these supplements is a challenge would be the understatement of the year.

After that, I try to get some chores done, while Kai is playing with his toy of choice. I usually get a solid 10 minutes-if that-of work done before I hear that precious voice asking, “hold you?” meaning he wants me to hold him. We play and I try to concentrate on teaching him new things, playing to his strengths, and keeping my composure as he empties an entire jar of buttons (or any number of things) onto the floor for the third time that day.

While my little angel is napping, I am catching up on laundry, dishes, sweeping, and my own school work. I try to make a healthy lunch for myself, but usually as soon as I blink my time has elapsed and the little man is awake and ready for more cuddles. I have been trying to get my health under control, so I also have to fit in five healthy meals and a workout between all of my other obligations.




Oh and did I mention school? I am in school Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday right now, with my Saturday and Sunday classes five hours long each day.

Then there’s my husband; My patient, kind, supportive, calm-as-a-cucumber husband. He truly is the yin to my yang. He is so incredibly understanding and helpful. Even with his help and support, though, I always feel like I am spread too thin. I feel ubiquitous…

After all, how can you really be present and grateful and immersed in all the joys and blessings of life while you are trying to continually be everything for everybody? I feel like I am constantly trying to be an influential mother, a stellar wife, a straight-A student, a thoughtful daughter, a fitness guru, a master chef, an unwavering friend, and an immaculate housekeeper all at once. It’s not fair to the people in my life and it’s not fair to me, either.

Honestly, this blog helps to inspire me to be the best version of me that I can be. Reading everyone’s stories truly makes me stop and think about what it is I am doing and how I can improve upon my daily habits. Many times, we get so caught up in being so ubiquitous, that we forget to slow down and be present. My intention this week is to take it day by day and truly enjoy the beautiful life I have been given. What are you grateful for presently? Do you ever feel like you are spread too thin? What do you do to remedy that feeling and become more centered and focused on the beauty in your life? Have a great week everyone!!

XX,

Kayleigh