A full time lawyer who is super pregnant with #2 threw a birthday party for her 3 year old at her house and baked a super impressive pink cake. A student of mine sent a coherent email at 2am. A co-worker came to work to finish a project even though he is sick. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer took a speedy 2 week maternity leave before jumping back into her full time work.
I am impressed.
But, those anecdotes don't tell the story. What did they give up to accomplish those feats? What super-human powers do that have which I don't?
With this blog post, I hereby aim to stop glamorizing busy.
I want to feel success based on how well I play with my daughter and by how patient I am with her. By how well I love and respect my husband through the years. By how I prioritize time to keep my body healthy. And, by the quality of my friendships.