I’m sharing this with you because over the years and especially even more so recently I have had many people tell me that I have my shit together. And most of the time I don’t know how to respond besides meekly saying, “Thank you.” But today, I took a different look at this. A woman in my workout group this morning came up to me afterward and said, “I really love your Facebook posts, you’re so inspirational. You have your shit together.” Of course, I said thank you, but also offered that it’s not quite all together.
Then I told her that I really believe having your shit together is a state of mind. And the more I thought about it, the more this is true. Many people look like they have their shit together on the outside and live this perfect life, when it may actually be in shambles. Or they may appear to have the perfect life but be madly depressed. Having your shit together isn’t just having all of your “adulting” down pat, it’s also a state of mind, and ensuring your image of having your shit together is yours, and not societies version of what that looks like.