Summer has hit in full force and it’s as if my mind, my motivation, and my sanity (somewhat) have scattered every which way. My whole family, my husband included as he is a teacher, are off for the summer and I am still trying to maintain the schedule that I have year round while silently (okay, maybe not so silently) I am envious of their freedom. There’s a readjustment period for all of us. As they relax, I tend to get a bit more keyed up as I think of the lists of things that need to get done, whether it be work related, blog related, or house/family related and all I want to do is sit and just unwind. I find myself more often than not edging towards a place of frustration and wishing that I had more hours in my day.
It’s as if I need someone to say, “It’s okay. It’s going to be fine.” I needed to get these thoughts out of my mind and onto the screen as a reminder that everything will be ok. Perhaps you need this reminder as well? If so, here you go.
….if a blog post doesn’t get published three days a week. I’m pretty sure nobody is monitoring my blog that closely to realize that I didn’t publish every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
….if I don’t launch those email courses that I have been trying to complete for the past three weeks now.
….if I sit a little bit longer and rock on my porch and finish that book.
….if I don’t return every email in the timely fashion that I used to. Face time is so much better than screen time.
….if I don’t check social media as often. How can I enforce the rule that my daughters need to spend less time on their phones if I am constantly on mine?
….if I wonder if I should take a blogging break. The feeling of overwhelm hits at times and I think I need to step back. Perhaps my vacation in a few weeks will help alleviate that feeling and revive me.
….if, speaking of vacations, I am a tad bit freaked out that I can’t speak to my daughters for a few days while I’m at sea on my anniversary cruise.
….I have no freaking clue if I am saying the right things to my daughter during her anxiety attacks.
….I find comfort in pulling weeds and watering my garden and letting my mind and thoughts wander.
….if I hate the world of social media for teens.
….if, along that same vein, kids really are stupid enough to post pictures of themselves drinking alcohol on Snapchat for all to see. And clearly the answer is yes, as my daughter showed me some snaps of 14 year olds partying. Do parents not monitor their kids social media accounts?? Do kids not know that even though their parents may not see their accounts other parents do?
….ninety degree days with high humidity leave me hot, tired, and cranky at times and I crave the temps of fall.
….that I am amazed at how fast 20 years of marriage can go.
….if parenting truly is the toughest thing I will ever do. Yes, it is also by far the most rewarding. There are times though when I worry that I am not doing enough or parenting well enough.
….that I am am coming to terms with the fact that I need to be less judgmental about some things. I need to be more understanding and accepting I think.
….if I get stressed out about work and want to have a little less responsibility but at the same time really like the extra pay.
….that I have some great post ideas but the amount of effort to put them together truly has me shelving them for now. Can you say L-A-Z-Y?
….if this post really is just random….these are examples of the thoughts that all take residence in my head lately.
Are you feeling a little overwhelmed in your life lately too? Do you need someone to tell you it’s going to be okay??