I'm in desperate need for a slow down. I thought that since the boys are in school, I'd have all this new time to just sit and catch my breath, but it's not quite working out that way. After volunteering, late start Wednesdays, and transportation, I really only get four hours to myself each week. I've filled that time with pedi, hair and doctor appointments or grocery shopping and housework. I seriously have not had any "me" time.
Oh, except for five weeks in a row, when I had plans both days every single weekend. And while everything I've been up to has been a ton of fun (Seahawks and Mariners games, concerts, comedians, movies, girls nights, etc), I've also been recovering from surgery and fighting off a nasty sinus infection. I went to the doctor twice and got an increased dose of antibiotics to finally get rid of it.
I'm not at all trying to say that I'm unhappy or ungrateful. I've been having a blast and I don't take for granted all the fun things I do. I have a wonderful husband who encourages it and steps up to take care of the kids, make dinner, and do chores when I'm slacking. Contrary to what it sounds like, I haven't been neglecting my family either. We've been busier than every now that school started and Nolan's in soccer.
I've just stretched myself too thin. I haven't been sleeping enough. I flat out haven't been taking care of myself. I need to chill so I started saying no to things. And I'm talking FUN things, like Dave Chappelle and Nick Swardson stand-up, a Sounders game, a Walk The Moon concert, and Oprah's Live The Life You Want weekend. I hate saying no to awesome stuff! Just writing it all out makes me a little sad.
But I have to take a break from "fun" to feel better and recharge. Besides a concert next week, the only things I have on the agenda are Fall and Halloween activities with the kids and an awesome all-day date with Jacob. Other than that you'll find me in pjs watching TV and reading for the next few weeks. And that sounds just about perfect to me.
What do you do when life feels overwhelming?