Yes, I Want It All…

The question Mr. Pancakes asked me recently was “how can you realistically do all of that?”

What he was referring to included how can I:

  • want to relocate states?
  • buy a house?
  • have another baby?
  • give my full attention to Baby Pancakes?
  • give my full attention to him?
  • Save more money?
  • Loose weight?
  • Train for half marathons?
  • all in less than two years?

And my answer to all these questions was: “YES I WANT IT ALL”.

In my family, i was raised to believe that there is nothing you cannot have or do with hard work. Therefore, i live my life believing that with hard work and dedication and lots of prayer, there is NOTHING i cannot do.  My husband on the other hand was raised more practically and sensibly.

I believe as a woman, I can have it all.  And when we truly believe this…we can have it all.

I Want It All.

There are many women who are living proof that we can have it all.

Everything and anything is possible.

And a lot can happen in three months, six months and one year.  Again with hard work and dedication, there is nothing we cannot do.

Especially when we put our minds to things.  I truly do believe that once you come to “accept your reality everything falls into place.”  That’s a quote from the last season of Sex and the City and it’s definitely been one of those quotes i always go to…because it’s soooooo true!

For example…the moment i acknowledged that i was lonely and alone was when God brought Mr. Pancakes into my life.Therefore, why shouldn’t i acknowledge my shortcomings and also dream big and want all that this world has to offer for me.

My husband is always supportive…but at the same time, where i am a dreamer and optimistic…he is definitely more practical and provides me with reality checks most of the time.  Which is a balance i think i need in my life because i can make everything and anything work in my head.

And when it blows up in my face in reality…i am very good at adjusting.  Mr. Pancakes on the other hand would rather avoid all that.  Hence, the difference between man and woman/Mr. Pancakes and Mrs. Pancakes. I would say that’s why we work so well together.  After all…we marry our opposites so that we can work on what we are lacking/missing.  At least that’s what i read somewhere.

But honestly we should live our lives dreaming unlimited.  We shouldn’t confine ourselves to just one thing…or one experience…we should want more at all times.   We have to be practical of course but always live and dream big .

And that’s a balance i am finding in wanting it all…


I want it all!


Question of the Day: As women, mothers, professionals, can we have it all?

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About Mrs. Pancakes

I became Mrs. Pancakes on 4.23.11! I became Mama Pancakes on 8.28.12! And our lives were forever changed! I call myself Mrs. Pancake because my man loves him some good and fluffy pancakes! The Pancake Life chronicles a life that is happy, inspiring, motivating and lived to the fullest! Why don't you stay a while and enjoy in the The Pancake Life!
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10 Responses to Yes, I Want It All…

  1. Kita says:

    The hubs and I are the opposite I am real and don’t dream much I live in reality but the hubs dreams and wants to do so much but I have to bring him down sometimes and he hates when I do it. I have learned to let him dream I want to say something but I don’t let it get to me like it use too.

  2. jj says:

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting it all. Sounds like you and your hubby complement each other very well. Every couple needs balance. Its the same way with me and my hubby.

    You set goals and work towards achieving them. If you don’t meet all of them in the timeline you want, you can continue to trudge along. Its better to do that than to have no goals at all.

    Way to go!

    • Amen about it’s better to have goals than no goals at all. i am constantly dreaming big and yes hubby does a great job of bringing me down…sometimes all the way down!!

  3. nylse says:

    of course you can have it all, you just can’t have it all at once.
    it’s good to dream and have goals, because if you’re not doing that then what are you doing? the challenge is in finding the balance and figuring out to make it happen; you may even shift gears or scale back expectations and there’s nothing wrong with that.
    i’m 47 and I feel as if i’m hustling more than when I was 25; so as long as there’s life there’s hope and things can be crossed off our lists.

    • Thank you for commenting…because this hit home in such a great way. it really is all about balance and the idea that i cannot have it all at the same time makes so much sense…because it allows me to have it all eventually!!

  4. Pegster says:

    Girl, I am just like you, I want it all.
    I am of the school of thought that you can’t stop dreaming or wanting more. You have to be realistic but setting goals is the way to go.

    My hubby is like your hubby though, he thinks I need to slow down with my dreams :).

    Go get it and have it all.

  5. Of course, we can have it all. It takes planning and prioritizing though. You have to make a list in order of what you want to do first and then tackle it. It doesn’t sound like you have any unreasonable requests on your list.