In today's episode, my friend Jenny and I invite you to listen in as we discuss the imaginary checklists that we create for being a "certified" homemaker through comparison and the need for checking expectations at the door and share ways in which we fight for beauty and gratitude amongst the tasks of our days' work within our homes.
"Homemaking, a lot of times is 1000 mundane tasks every single day that you're going to do over and over and over again that you're like, "I'm doing this today so that I can get up again tomorrow and do it again. Like it's going be the same. It's I'm going have to clean the kitchen again tomorrow, probably three times." So that is super defeating to me. If I get in that realm, what can I do that's going make it special. Is it going to be music, a candle, like a cup of tea, coffee for me usually or what can I find that's beautiful here? Like, what am I living right now that I prayed for? What am I living right now that I always hoped for? That I'm still not reaching this like checkbox or this expectation, so that I'm almost discontent in the right now because this still isn't perfect. And this still isn't perfect. And maybe my kitchen doesn't look like this, or maybe my weights like this, or my hair's falling out. All of those things, what can we do in those moments? Well, we can kind of say like, "what are our expectations? And what's actually really beautiful, and where am I really at?" - Jenny Fitzgerald (@fitzgeraldlane on Instagram)
A few little things that were mentioned in today’s episode + the coordinating details:
1. Visit The Fitzgerald Lane Blog by tapping here.
2. Shop Jenny's mercantile and artwork by tapping here.
3. The book "One Thousand Gifts" Jenny mentioned by author, Ann Voskamp, available here.
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