I often read blogs about homemaking and child-rearing and such (it’s in my future, Lord willing!). A common theme runs through them all: blogging mothers encouraging other moms not to be intimidated by the “perfect parents” they see on Pinterest or Facebook. Everyone else seems to have it all together. But most of them don’t. None of us is perfect. Just focus on doing the best you can.
With the PCT a week and a half away, I’m starting to understand that concept on a deeper level.
I’ve been eyeing everyone else’s blogs about their gear lists and pack weights and budgets and happy little 20-mile training day-hikes on Mount Kilimanjaro, and I start panicking. We’re doing everything wrong! We don’t even have all our gear bought yet! We’ve barely packed any boxes! We are going to fail!
And, oddly enough, the parenting blogs come in most handy during those panic attacks. You don’t have to have it all together. Don’t compare yourself to the people who seem to be doing better. Just do the best you can with what you have. We’re all in this together.