Life lately... it has been something. My husband has a new job that keeps him gone very long hours, and the kids' schedules seem to just keep growing and growing. I'm honestly struggling to balance everything in life. There are nights when I collapse on the couch, having gotten no work done and my house looking like a hot mess. I have a to do list so long I can barely look at it without having an anxiety attack, plus piles of laundry and house projects every five feet in my home. I struggle with anxiety and OCD so this is a tough situation for me. I want to give 110% to everything I do and when I can't, I sort of abandon it and have a breakdown. Honestly, there are days lately that remind me of the months after Greyson was first born and I suffered from postpartum depression that left me feeling overwhelmed and hopeless.
I like to keep this space happy and positive because those are the vibes I want to be putting out. Sure, I can be sarcastic, snarky and sometimes kind of a beyotch, but I really want to be a nice, kind person and strive to be one. I want this space to reflect that, but I have to be honest, it wouldn't be real if I didn't tell it like it is. And right now "it" is rough. I need to work on my time management skills and learn the ability to say no. I need to focus on setting up our office so that I have an organized, usable work space. I need to prioritize my schedule and set it in stone so that I have hours set aside to work, and time where I can focus entirely on the kids and having fun with them. How do you ladies do it? So many of you juggle work, multiple jobs and careers, and families and I need your tips. Amanda shared a great post on getting it all done and it really got me thinking about things. I need to draw a hard line on some things and really manage my time better. You all manage so much in your days and I look to you all as such amazing resources, and you all amaze me with how much you all accomplish and keep it together! Send me your tips... and wine. Lots of wine!
Have a fabulous Halloween! I'm off to run around like a complete maniac for the next... forseeable future ;) -xx