An Open Apology To My Friends and Family

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You know how everyone has that friend that’s always late, no matter what, and it never fails, no matter how hard they try?? Ya..that’s me..

I’d like to start by saying I’m sorry to all my friends and family, for continuously failing to make it anywhere on time. I want you to know that I don’t want to be late, just as much as you don’t want me to be late, and I hate myself for it. I try so hard and have the best intentions of being where I need to be, at the time set, and somehow it just doesn’t happen. I seriously plan out my time, intentionally, and allow for the unexpected to arise, before getting to where I need to be, and before I know it, it’s five/ten til, and I’m finally making my way out the door. WHY??

What is wrong with me?? It’s like time fasts forward on me, and I can’t seem to catch up. I know, I know, that’s impossible. So, what is it?? It’s that I do too much and think that I have the time to do it, AND I have to do it right then, because it bugs me if I don’t and/or I’ll forget later. I’m always trying to fit too much in, in too little time-story of my life-and, I have yet to learn from this.

And, now that I’m a mama, it’s only exacerbated the problem. Instead of 5min late, I’m pushing 15min late. Because, of course, as I’m heading out the door, we have to have a meltdown, a blowout, a discussion about why we HAVE to take all our baby dolls with us, etc. With another babe on the way, who knows what time we’ll show up..if we even make it there..

I just need you to know that you DO matter to me. Your time is important to me. I don’t like to make you wait. The guilt I feel when I know you’re patiently waiting on me makes me feel like the worst person in the world. I’m trying to do better, and I’m working to be on time, like the nice human being that you are. I know it’s not fair to you and I don’t want to make you feel disrespected. So, I’ve devised a plan to mentally tell myself that we are meeting 15min earlier than we really say, in hopes that I can actually make it where I need to be on time..or, at least, close to it!

I also want to say thank you. Thank you for understanding. Thank you for forgiving. And, thank you for continuing to make plans with me, even though you and I know I won’t be there on time. You’re the real MVP. I love you. I appreciate you. And, you rock at life way better than me. How do you do it?!!

**If anyone has struggled with this or has a solution, help a sista out! My friends and fam will thank you! 😉 In the meantime, I’ll be rocking my, never-been-more-true-to-life, sweatshirt from the talented, Rachel Rene Designs. Check it out here, and browse her Etsy shop, here. Don’t hesitate to reach out to her about custom designs, as well! She’s amazing and her stuff is QUALITY. You’ll love it! And, don’t forget to use my code, JANALYN10 for a discount when you shop!

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From my heart to yours,

Janalyn

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