I read a line of Liane Moriarity’s book – 9 Perfect Strangers – and something resonated with me – “each obligation on its own seemed laughably easy. It was the sheer volume that threatened to bury her”.

That statement just sums up nicely the mental load that is being a working parent to three young children, a business owner, a boss and a masters student.

It’s not all the small tasks, it’s the culmination of each individual one that sometimes gives you those feelings of:

Overwhelm and “where the hell do I start thoughts”

Those “wake up in the middle of the night and write your self a note moments”.

And those “maybe I should just slow down a bit moments”

But while people regularly ask me how do you juggle it all (and believe me I don’t do it perfectly at all).

The reality is, this is the messiness of modern life.

I am grateful every single day that I have a healthy body. That I have an active mind. That we live in a country of freedom. I feel so grateful that I have all these opportunities as a women of this modern era, that women before us fought so hard for us to experience, that I am excited and inspired to “do all the things”.

It doesn’t make it easy but it does provide perspective in those moments of fluster and stress. #centralcoastwomeninbusiness #ccbwn #smallbusinessaustralia #smallbusinessowner #terrigal #centralcoastnsw