I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed. I can't seem to get on top of my messy house, my to-do list never gets to-done, I've been hoping to start school next Tuesday but don't even have our books or files organized yet, and I have actual paying work that I really need, and want, do give the proper attention to. And I just ended a sentence in a preposition. Which usually doesn't bother me, but still. Also sentence fragments. Yes.
Then, whenever I start seeing a light at the end of the tunnel, crazy stuff like water shooting out of the detergent dispenser of my washing machine all over the ghetto laundry room happens (true story) and I get all behind again. And I still haven't even taken Mary's birth certificate application in to the county and the child is over 2 months old. What the heck?
Let's not even mention the fact that I haven't written an article for Catholic Exchange in over two weeks, okay? OKAY?!?!?!?
I love this blog and hanging out with you guys and my Prayer 365 (I just made that name up this very second. Wordsmith!) for the fan page that I just barely started doing and don't want to give up on. And reviews and giveaways that I've already committed to doing and that I WANT to do. But apparently there are only 24 hours in a day and there are 5 kids who feel like I'm pretty good at building Geo Trax and I just can't figure out how to do it all. Ack!
You guys, my first instinct when I'm overwhelmed is to quit everything and move. You think I'm joking. So not joking. Quitting everything and moving is a great way to start over fresh. And fresh is a place without all these different awesome things calling you in all these different directions.
But maybe I'm getting a little too old for that? Moving every year just because I need a fresh start? I thought so. So here's perhaps what I'll do instead:
1) Only allow myself to blog 3 times per week for now- let's shoot for Monday/Wednesday/Friday
2) Not reply to every comment via email when there's an email address attached. Even though I love the conversation, that really will save me time during the day. But know that I read and relish EVERY. SINGLE. COMMENT. I really, really do.
3) Stick with the Prayer 365, because that's something I need, blog or not.
4) Put myself and my kids on a schedule.
Like "At this exact time you will all be doing this while I do this." Is that even possible? One of you tell me you've made that happen and it worked. Mostly worked is fine. I'll even accept sort-of worked. I beg of you!
So there it is. I'm not quitting and I'm not moving to a new house (pinky promise) but I gotta get this stuff under control, yo. Fer serious. And when I do, maybe I'll even be able to write something with a little substance again. Substance that isn't goo. Goo like my brain.
|The boy and my husband. Unrelated and a year old, but still so, so good.|