No I am not talking about sex today, although don’t get me wrong you should savor those home runs. But using baseball as an analogy for life, we all have days where we feel like we’re up at bat, not quite sure that we’ll properly hit the balls being thrown at us from various angles, and then every so often (hopefully) you have one of those days or weeks where you just feel like Bryce Harper– your bat is not just making contact with the ball and scoring singles or doubles, but you are literally knocking that ball out of the park with the bases fully loaded. Well, this was one of those weeks for me.
It is rare to have a day where everything goes right, so usually I am just happy with a balanced day– some good, some bad, as long as it all evens out in the end. Over the years, I have just learned that when you are pulled in a million different directions, it’s just not possible to be going at 100% in all the areas of life, but I try to keep in mind that 90% is still an A. It was not easy to let go of some over-achiever tendencies until recently, but those of us in our 40’s juggling work and home life with young kids have to recognize that we can’t keep running with all the cylinders at full blast– you can try, and you will most likely kill yourself or burn out.
So my week started with the request to comment on Tuesday’s show for Good Morning America, which thankfully was well-received. Then I took one day off to attend camp with my son. To be honest, I was a bit nervous about spending Parent’s Day at his summer camp– you never know how kids will react to you, and you never want to embarass your child. Luckily, they all seemed to like me– especially after gymnastics hour, where I somehow managed to pull off some old tricks. After 20 years, who knew I still had that in me? Luckily, no videos exist of the moment, so there will be no Youtube videos going viral.
The fact that I could get the rest of my work done for my clients, plus plan the children’s book launch, and make time to have dinner with friends and my brother 4 nights this week was a total bonus. So what is the likelihood that I’ll have another week like this any time soon? SLIM. This is why you need to savor these moments– and don’t let anyone rain on your parade. Block out those negative forces and enjoy your MVP of the week experience– oh yeah, and if you can schedule time to also hit a home run in the other sense too, now that is a real bonus.
By Regina A. DeMeo, Esq.