Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Having It All

Why do we get so down on ourselves when we can't meet all the expectations we put on ourselves? Or better yet, why do we give ourselves expectations that are not attainable? Every woman I know expects more from herself. We want EVERYTHING to be perfect. Perfectly clean house, perfectly behaved children, perfect volunteer at church, school and in the community, perfect wife, perfect clothes, perfect hair, perfect body, perfect, perfect, perfect. How can we attain this? We can't. But here's the thing, it's OK that we can't. If we were all perfect at everything, then, we would all be the same. How boring.

But what about having it all....being a mom, finishing school, having a career, being a wife, developing talents, fulfilling dreams. I think we can have it all.....just not all at the same time. This is the philosophy I am learning to live by. I believe our lives have seasons. Just as you don't go snow skiing in the summer, in our lives we can't always do everything all at once.

After surveying my life I've realized that some things are going to have to wait until their proper season. This is the reason I have temporarily closed Tailored Lilly's online store. I plan to re-open it when the season is right. It is a project that I believe in, and want to continue someday.

I will still have clothing available for sale in the Redding area, and may do home shows now and again. At times I'll probably have giveaways and sell individual items through the blog.

So, please stick with me. Until then, I'm going to continue to blog about all things style oriented...and other things as they come into mind.


Anonymous said...

I admire you for prioritizing and making a decision that is best for you and your family. I know this is not easy, but when it's right--it's right.

becca said...

Whitney, I believe in YOU and was sad to read you are putting this project on hold but then understood after you explained that it isn't the season for it now. I can totally understand that. I am just glad that I am one of the lucky ones who live in the "Redding area." :) Love you, girl!

Julie said...

You are absolutely right. I am a writer and started "breaking in" but have had to stop for now. That doesn't mean I'm not a writer or that my dreams are dead. Only on hold. My kids are more important RIGHT NOW. And right now is not forever. Good luck.

whit said...

Thanks everyone for you encouraging comments. I am sad to close the store, but look forward to the time it will leave me to focus on other things.