Being Type A & Letting things go

Feb 3, 2014

I am a Type A personality.
It's what both drives me and drives me crazy.
Having children throws off my type A groove...and I say that in the most loving way possible. lol.
I don't mean that I'm not happy and thankful to have children, because I am. Love them to death. It just means I have to really take steps to control my anxiety, impatience, high expectations and over-all need to go and do do doooooo.

I feel like I have to get. things. done. Everyday.
Not only that...I have to do them well. Almost perfectly.
It's ridiculous really, ya'll.
Having our first child did help me to slow down...a bit.
I could still pretty much do whatever I wanted or needed to do though. Once you get the hang of it it's relatively easy-ish to tote one babe around.
That's a totally different story.

I have days where I feel like I am trying to swim in quicksand...
and then there are the triumphant, "I CAN do this" days.
I've totally got it down pat and then another day comes and I totally don't have it. At all.
It's really a toss up. ;)

I guess what I'm trying to say with all of this (come on, Cams. Get to the point) is that with two I am really reeeeeally learning the importance of letting things go.
I can't get hung up on the fact that my sink is full of dirty dishes, my floors are filthy, I haven't gotten out of the house in a week and I look like a homeless person.
I have to let it go.
It's simply impossible to tackle it all in one day with two kids!
I have to lower my super high expectations...and it's hard for me.
Really. hard.

However, having to do so is making me a better mother. I can see it.
When I do calm down and let it go...I can breathe, notice more and soak up the small things that I would completely miss if I was running around like a maniac.
It's freeing and I'm much happier!
It's funny and almost doesn't make sense, but I think with each child...I have actually become a more patient person instead of the opposite.
I think that by being forced to get over things I have had to learn to control my anxiety, etc.

I will always be Type A. Ha. That will never change.
However, I hope to be a calmer, more patient version.
My babes deserve it, my husband needs it and most of all...
I will benefit from it.
Honestly, who really enjoys being a crazed maniac that's running around all of the time?
Not me.
I want to enjoy my kids, my husband, my

Who's with me on this? Are you Type A?

I have soooo many dirty dishes in my kitchen right now.
It's driving me crazyyyy. Haha!


 outfit: sheInside jacket | Old Navy graphic tee | Target jeans | Target belt | DSW Crown Vintage loafer 


  1. well it sounds like you are doing great! so happy for you. yes i am type a also :)
    going to post as anonymous cause i don't know how else to.

  2. Soooo happy to hear someone else say this! I could have written that myself! It's such a wonderful and trying time of life. Sometimes I feel as though I could just lose it because I can't do simple normal things I accomplished before kids. But I'm slowly learning that my expectations and goals might not be as important in the long run as being present for those little ones who look at us as the center of their world! Keep up the good work. You have this, girl! ( ps, total lurker here. Love your blog since we are at the same stage of life!)

  3. Yup, this is me too! I gave up on trying to keep my house clean with three little boys running around! And when I have guest coming over, i just tidy up for 20 minutes and throw the extra clutter in spare room, lol! Hang in there mama!

  4. Yep, definitely me. I have 6 now, and it's been a huge learning experience these last 15 years. I remember when I just had one, every Monday I always felt like I had to get EVERYTHING done. Then I was exhausted. Then I realized....I have all week (I was home with the baby). There always seemed so much to do. Well, it just gets more exciting as you have more children.....but it's lovely. God teaches us something every day! :)

  5. First of all, I love your blog. I've never been a fashionista & this inspires me so much. Second, I am also a type A personality. It's good & bad. The worst is that a little voice in my head says "get this done NOW! NOW! NOW!" and it's so hard to turn that voice off since it's been that way for *cough* 30 years


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