The thing about having so much responsibility is that you feel so much less than great all the time. Your time is divided; your energy is divided and all of your resources are divided. There is no more of you.
Having exhausted all of my energy day after day, it is going to take some resourcefulness not to give my life too soon.
I sit here pondering mediocrity and dreading that that is the best that I will have to offer my children. I think that life always has to have purpose even when you're small.
I write down these gray words before I sleep to remind myself to push harder, to do more and to work for a greater cause, to make MY contribution.