Sometimes I have to laugh at myself. It gives me perspective and makes me feel better about my ADHD.
Here’s an ode to motivation. I hope you laugh out loud, and learn to cut yourself some slack.
Motivation, the elusive phantom of our inner workings. The hidden gem that must be excavated from the bowels of our existence. Oh, motivation, where are you? Why do you come to me at midnight as I wash and re-hang the curtains in my house, instead of during my daughter’s nap when I planned to pay bills?
Motivation, are you so evil, as to allow me to save 300 HOUZZ photos on the app before I even get the inkling to email my contractor? Shouldn’t I actually SEND HIM A PHOTO of what the bathroom could look like? Yes, yes, you are evil because last night it was too late to text him. And, of course, I cannot locate his email address on the business card which was certainly among my desk papers the other day.
Oh motivation, has my 2 year-old hidden you, too? Has she scribbled on you with the one escaped crayon from the box kept out of reach? Has she crushed the life out of you with her new molars? Perhaps you are resting outside, under the beautiful green leaves of the summer trees. You, too are tired from a sleepless night with a teething toddler.
You’re there, I know. If I just look out my window for one more minute I will find you. When I find you I will finally FINISH my blog post. Then pay the bills, change all the sheets and take my 3 children outside to play. I will NOT sit them in front of a Disney movie, like yesterday. But, oh, F-. She’s up. Nap time is over. There goes my motivation.