Day 6: You’re the glue that holds it all together.
I always tell people that I have OCD. I shouldn’t say something like that so lightly because first, OCD is a real thing, and secondly because I have never been diagnosed. But, to some extent, I believe in my heart I may have a form of obsessive compulsive disorder. I am quite organized and neat. Everything has a place in my home, in my office, in my life. It is set in a certain way that makes sense in my brain that often doesn’t make sense to others. I am 99.99% on time because being late (which late in my eyes is 10 minutes from the time you are meant to be there) gives me a panic attack and a feeling of let down. But, I’m not a control freak. I’m a bit bossy but not because of my OCDness rather because I know my stuff.
My orderliness allows me to multitask and be the mama bear that I am seen in my personal and professional life. It is because of my orderliness I can juggle so many things at one time. I can take care of my office, my store, another office, and still work on a report for my boss. I can clean my home, cook dinner, bake dessert, wash the clothes and give the dogs a bath. Through all of this chaos still able to keep my head attached to the rest of my body.
I’m not saying that men can’t multitask. I’m saying women do it better. As a strong woman being able to hold everything together, hold yourself together and still be able to perform makes all the difference in the world. Just keep in mind, just because people see you as the mama bear, it doesn’t mean that you don’t need the rest, the comfort and the support as well. It isn’t a bad thing if you need a break once in a while. A strong woman may be the glue that holds it all together, but she also knows that if she doesn’t take care of her sanity she can’t be that glue.
The ability to be the glue is a talent to be admired, not diminished. Always remember that ladies.