Tuesday, April 9, 2013


I know I said on Friday that being in the office was going well, and it is. It's not a huge change. But coupled with all the planning I had to do for Easter weekend, the planning I'm doing for Aaron's birthday, and all the drama surrounding our daycare director being let go it is a bit too much. And I have been putting a lot of pressure on myself to not skip swimming and keep doing everything else I usually do. Yesterday day I admitted that I'm overwhelmed. And it's not really that have SO MUCH TO DO, because when I sit down and make a list it's all doable. It's more that everything I'm doing is swirling around in my head and I can't calm it down.

So yesterday, I took a deep breath, let the kids play outside (the weather was glorious) while Aaron made dinner, and then, after the kids were in bed, did nothing. I sat down in front of the TV, watched Game of Thrones, and answered random questions for Aaron while he did our taxes. We went upstairs, opened all the windows and had the most restful night's sleep I've had in a while.

Makes me realize that while I can 'do it all' I may not be able to do it all, all of the time.


Catwoman73 said...

I think this is something we moms all struggle with. We wear a lot of hats- mother, wife, employee, friend- all the while, trying to be true to ourselves. It's a really tough gig. I'm so glad you managed to step back and take a deep breath- it's the hardest thing in the world sometimes, but totally worth it. I struggle every day with finding that balance.

HereWeGoAJen said...

I hate that feeling of being overwhelmed. It seems like I will be doing fine and then one thing will change and throw off everything else.