This is the Five Minute Friday Challenge hosted by Lisa-Jo Baker.
You get to write for 5 minutes with no editing, no over thinking, and no backtracking. This week’s word is: Laundry.
Laundry -In with the new , out with the old
A pile of has been, events of the day gone by , your week peeled off layer by layer…day by day. Quite cathartic really as you get to peel off all the rubbish, oldness, layers of hurt, experiences good and bad, exhaustion….. and resolve that tomorrow will be better.
You get to place on something new…..fresh …..with a determination and that today you get to start over new, look new, feel new. How cool is that?
But at the same time it’s just a layer and what’s underneath is still who you are and what’s real.
It doesn’t really cover that you’re just a human, that you too have feelings.
You still a mom
You’re still tired
Older with more greys than you had the day before
Still ever fighting to be better, look better, feel better
But there in the pile sits the opportunity like ourselves to “clean up” and start over, fresh with a wholeness and newness. There’s something awesome in that.
So I try to stop being so hard on myself and sometimes treat myself like a piece of laundry that just needs a rinse repeat to come out clean and ready to start the new day, still with a few stains of character but definitely better….. it’s a work in progress.