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The Confession

Hi #MatisFourwaysFans,

Let me start by saying, for some reason, no matter what my day looks like, opening this site & clicking “New Post” does something quite strange to me; mmm what is it? Like a really great, long, tight hug after a bad day, or like a sip of tea when it’s cold, or chilled bubbles when it’s hot 🙂 Think I may have found another thing to add to my feel good list without even realising it; winner! Speaking of winners – reminder to enter our competition, check it out here

I’ve been so wrapped up in my never ending to-do lists & trying to juggle so many things recently, getting overly annoyed with myself & the world in general… I came to a profound realisation, what Pastor spoke about in church 2 weeks ago is directly related to people’s sense of urgency. My awesome pastor, Serf, spoke about decision making & how not making a decision is also, in fact, a decision. So since then it’s been playing on my mind & I’ve done some great introspection & all of you are taking part in my “confession” – I’m not catholic but I think that accurately describes the truth I’m about to drop 🤣

Last month I told myself I was only going to do what I can & be kinder to myself & for the most part I have; which is the good news… I also did paint my toe nails red & went back to Pilates! (insert pat on the back here) The bad news is that I’m finding that I may need to work on accepting that other people may be different & that also needs to be ok. I’m a decision maker, at times impulsive, I may sometimes be a tad impatient… ok, maybe more than a tad…

When I was younger, I used to watch my mother trying to do 4 different things at the same time & I remember telling her to slow down & getting annoyed with her “buzzing” around. I am officially my mother & the people around me not buzzing & telling me to slow down is making me equally annoyed- go figure! My aim from here forward is to try imagine that I like rave music & maybe the other people like really sad slow music & we’re all just dancing to a different beat?

There are 2 type of people. The ostrich in the sand / it’ll all work out on it’s own kind of people, & the figure it out or you WILL have sleepless nights people. I’m the latter. I would just like to know from the people who are the former, does it all work out? Does it go better or worse than you thought?

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.”

– Henry David Thoreau

My confession in the simplest way I know how is – I’m impatient, I expect more from people than I should in all areas of my life, & I am often very confused by humans. Does anyone else feel like this? Are there others like me walking in Fourways wondering why people aren’t more productive? 🤣🤦‍♀️ It cannot only be me! Can it?!

This month’s spa promos didn’t have as much personal significance as the one I did last month, but because I need to work on accepting all the different people our awesome God created, I’ve decided to do lots of different promos – I’m sure there’s something that YOU will want too 🥰

P.S I may or may not be leaning more towards tightening & firming my own skin so I thought maybe the others like me would be too… Happy October to us all

Laurien

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2 thoughts on “The Confession

  1. This is brilliantly written (yet again)!!! I feel like I’m the latter – buzzing around juggling 4 different things at once at work and at home. I would start something and stop to do something else that’s considered “urgent” and it leaves me anxious and annoyed! Too much to do, so little time – can’t they understand that?! At work I’ve been telling myself, I thing at a time my girl. Calm down and respond to the auditors request at your convenience, not theirs. I’ve started making a list of things I need to do because there’s so many, I can easily forget a deadline. At home, I’ve gotten Marlon more involved in the day to day duties as that really frustrates me having to do it all on my own after work.
    I wish I could’ve heard that sermon on decision making, thank you for sharing this profound bit of information. This was such a good read, really resonates with me so much. Thank You 🙏

    1. Thanks B,

      It’s comforting to know we aren’t alone hey? Life can sometimes just be a little more for us planners & doers. I completely understand what you’re saying & can imagine the frustration of trying to be great at all the people you are. Great wife, mom, employee, friend…
      You’re doing great 🙂

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