I recently have been feeling like I have a lot of things going on and I’m getting overwhelmed.
I know what else is new? Right?
But I’m stuck.
It’s that time of year where it’s getting hotter. I work closely with the school system, so it’s nearing summer break and all the kids are starting to lag and slow down and I feel by some extension that I am too.
There is this improvement list I keep thinking about.
Things I want to do and be better at, for myself-my career, my health, for my students, for my family, for my friends…
I teach 5 different creative activities and although it was my choice, I feel like I’m not doing as well as I hoped. I always have this vision and then it gets crazy and scattered and I end up scrambling in the last weeks.
And yet I am still also needed in a lot of other areas in my life- I’m in three more weddings- two of which I am maid of honor for, I’m going to be a Titi (An Aunt) in the fall I’m going to have a niece! And I’m planning for family occasions that keep popping up…the list always has something new added.
So I feel like I’m trying to be everything to everyone and still tryin to have some sort of social life and make time for myself.
My relationships in my life with family and friends are everything to me.
And I want to show up for everyone… for everything.
And lately, I just feel kind of all over the place, and pulled in many directions.
I feel like I’m dropping the ball, and I don’t know what to do.
To the point where I just want to throw myself on my bed and sleep to forget it all.
I’ve been going and going since what feels like forever, and I’m still going.
I don’t know how to get over this bump in the road.
There is so much I want to do for myself, and I feel like my career has been put on hold for so long, and I know that it is my fault.
But I’ve made strides to better my situation in the past and I feel like now I’m just stuck and safe.
I get worried that my dream of being a writer will never happen for me.
I know I have to push myself, and when I lack motivation, I need to learn to push past it.
But it’s difficult. For sure.
I don’t know where to start.
How to change.
I’m always buying, and doing for something else, that it’s easy for me to forget or slack on going after what I really want for myself.
I need to learn how to prioritize.
I need to learn how to use my time wisely.
I need to plan accordingly and not let myself get stuck in my comfort zone.
I need to realize that the change is within me, and no one else.
I can’t keep saying I’m stressed and overwhelmed and then just shut down.
Because what good is that then?
I can’t just keep going through the everyday routine without any progress or change.
But I don’t know how to do that.
And this is not a “feel bad for me” post, this is literally my way of trying to sort this mess out.
I know I will, I’ve done so in the past.
One day things just clicked and did what I had to do even though it was scary…even though it was hard.
So I’m hoping I get my click into place day soon.
Thanks for letting me vent, friends.
And if you can relate, tell me in the comments how you push past that feeling stuck feeling!
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