Confessions of a Professional Mom

Confessions of a Professional Mom

Professional mom seeking clarity, balance and a well deserved glass of wine.

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Overwhelmed, party of one!

February 13, 2012 , , , , , ,

Why is it that last week I was on top of the world. Could’ve broken the sound barrier without breaking a sweat. Could’ve taken on just about anything with style and ease. Had a constant grin on my face. This week….OVERWHELMED!

How does it change so quickly? I want more of last week. 

Feeling overwhelmed sucks! It feels almost debilitating. Like there’s so much weighing down on my that I am immobile. Too much. Too heavy. Can’t move. Thunk! Hit the proverbial wall. I need to hurdle over it and keep on going. I don’t have time for this shit.

I’m trying to figure out what changes in my psyche that causes me to feel so very capable and calm one week and so like I’m falling off a cliff the next. (Note to Self: consider bi-polar disorder) Is it hormones? Is it just life? What do you think?

Thank God I have a supportive spouse at home and supportive creative partner at work. Without them I may drive off a bridge, just to get out of doing all the things I need to do. Whose your rock? Who helps you get through these tough OVERWHELMING times? Do you have someone like this?

Funny thing is, I know how to self-help. I know that taking a step back and stopping is key. Deciding which tasks have to be completed right now. Start with one. Complete it. Move on to the next item. That’s movement. Action. One step farther away from insanityland. (You know, that should really be a theme park)

Blogging is actually very therapeutic. Getting the conversations out of my head and onto paper or a computer screen does wonders. Out of my head and into the universe. Poof! Good bye.

Between the orthodontist appointments, sports practices and games, school activities, homework, taxi-ing, client meetings, deadlines, dishes to do and laundry to fold and put away, I’m holding it all together with a little dental floss and alot of caffeine. Here’s to a calm and productive week. Let’s do this, ladies! Oh yes we can!

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I hear ya! I feel like we’re leading parallel lives! As my friend always tells me “you’ve got to eat the elephant in small bites.” Not such a great analogy if you’re a vegetarian (not that I have any plans of eating a real elephant…ever!), but it does work. Hang in there!!

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Beth Goldfarb

February 13, 2012

It happens all the time…I can handle ANYTHING and splat, right under the bus. SQUISH! Deep breath, a list, and unwantingly ask for assitance. *sigh* – AND a cocktail!

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