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How do women do it? Somehow juggle career, family, finances, education, personal time and all of the little things that go along with them? You know....life. Thank goodness I don't have children tossed into the mix.... as it is, future hubby is given a hefty chunk of my time (and I love sharing it with him) but there are moments where I wonder if my little piece of the world will calm down anytime soon.
I do have a lot on my plate now; work has not slowed down with the end of summer now that we've kicked our ebay stores into high gear.... in fact, ebay is becoming a major portion of my day. I have had days where I am easily in the office 11 hours... by the time I shuffle for home I am literally crawling out the door.
Then there are the wedding plans (thank you CS for all of the help you are being even when I burned out a few weeks back!) I had finally hit a great big wall of "I really don't care" and didn't want to deal with it anymore. If people hadn't already purchased their plane tickets, I think I would have lobbied the fiance harder for an elopement! (Thanks also to my fab SIL for taking on the wedding brunch!)
How women manage to be wedding planners full-time is seriously beyond me.
I am still slowly moving my stuff over to my fiance's place, so I am in a bit of a limbo right now, with my lifetime accumulations split between the two homes.... I never seem to know if I am coming or going lately. I also look at the looming pile of junk still to be moved and am vowing, once again, that I will go through those boxes and seriously start downsizing my stockpile! Being the Great Procrastinator that I am, sadly, I didn't do this sooner, so the boxes will be moved, shoved immediately into the handy storage room our apartment comes with, and every weekend I will tackle a couple of boxes. Until then, it still leaves me a lot of trips between my place and his, hauling all that junk over.... ugh! Lets hope this teaches me a lesson in getting things done in a timely manner!
So if I seem a bit.... short..... when you call, I am sorry. I have moments where I literally want to hurl my phone through the window and watch it smash to smithereens rather than take yet another phone call. Honestly, things will be better once I have the wedding off of my plate... and all of my stuff moved. I think I am making things worse than they really are, because I see everything that still needs to be done, but am too tired to take on and I end up fretting over it.
Its not as bad as I think... after all, I have some guys from the church coming over on Saturday to help move the furniture items (with using the work truck that is going to be probably 3 loads, so I would feel bad asking them to stay around to help with the boxes as well). My roommate has offered to help me start moving over boxes from the basement, even if it is just a few a night, and she is okay if I don't get the last of them until after conference weekend... so that's really not as stressful as my mind makes it out to be...
As for the wedding.... its just 10 more days and then I can stop worrying about it, because anything that isn't done will just have to go on being undone. We have enough in place that it will be okay.....
Seriously though, this has been quite the eye-opener into the fact that I am nowhere near a patient woman, let alone supergal....
To all the gals who make life seem so easy..... my hat is off to you!