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After nearly four weeks of writing for Babble, I’m starting to get my life back on a schedule. I was feeling like a total zombie, stress-case all the time, and felt like every spare moment was spent either thinking about, or writing a post for Babble. Dinner was being thrown together at the last moment every night, my kids were grouchy because I was constantly distracted, and all I wanted to do was lock myself in my office and sew (I have so many unfinished projects that are constantly calling my name!). In the last two years or so since I’ve started posting regularly on this blog, I’ve always said that if it started becoming a chore, or becoming too stressful and no longer fun, I would slow down, or even quit. So in an effort to avoid getting to that point (because I love blogging! I will never quit!), I’ve really started trying to manage my time a little bit better. I’m not quite there, but I’m feeling so much less frazzled, and even just typing this out feels therapeutic. I’ve always thrived on being busy — it makes me feel fulfilled and happy. But mismanagement of a busy and demanding schedule becomes chaos, and I don’t do so well with chaos. I live for schedules.
So this weekend I worked hard, played hard, and relaxed hard. I even went to bed early one night (a miracle!). Thank heaven for forgiving children and a very patient husband. Suddenly all is right in the world again.