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On Doing the Best You Can

Last week, a really beautiful and all together heartbreaking moment happened. As I turned off the Netflix for bed, I looked at Connor, and I said, “I really just feel like I’m only doing okay right now.” I listed a million items that I thought I could be doing better at: being a better girlfriend, daughter, friend, and the list went on and on. As I said all these things, I broke down crying. And let me tell you, it wasn’t pretty. But you know what was? How Connor responded. He told me that I’m doing amazing. I’m doing the best I can, and that sometimes, I just need to give myself a break.

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A lot of you saw my post on Instagram, and the overwhelming outpouring of love was beautiful. Even an amazing note in the mail from a friend! (She also quoted Brene Brown! Check her out y’all she’s amazing.) For those of you who didn’t, I can tell you that so many people expressed that they too have felt this way. Not all of them were daughters, girlfriends, bosses or business owners either. What I realized is that this is a completely normal feeling sometimes no matter where you are in your life, and if we surround ourselves with amazing people, then we’ll always be able to bounce right back.

If you ever feel this way, I encourage you to reach out. To share how you’re feeling because there will be people who can empathize and want to get you back your bad-ass self. Keep on loving on yourself because you deserve it. ¬†Just remember: you’re doing the best you can.

And hey, if you cry a little, just know this gal has been there too. xoxo

 

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