I took all 3 kids to the dentist last Friday. What an ordeal. One kid has 3 cavities. One kid has 1 cavity. One kid is cavity-free.
Work has been very stressful. Life has been very stressful. I’ve been so anxious (mainly about work, but the anxiety spills over to every-day stuff, too) I can’t even read! (How crazy is that – usually, reading is the best escape and stress-management tool I have). I haven’t been exercising. I’ve barely been outside in the last week. I have a hard time falling asleep.
Life is sometimes like walking through the swamp. I get one foot out, the other one sinks in. I’ve been so very busy with work projects on tight deadlines, I’ve had 0 time or energy to spend on the non-work stuff. Garden is overgrown with weeds. Some of the kids have been slacking off with school and music lessons.
I need some pep-talk (my dad is great for those! He always says the right thing with just the right amount of humor and encouragement). I need some time to decompress and go on a solo hike. I need to finally be able to sit down and read.
Dear reader, is there a time when you put your own needs before everything else? I am afraid if I don’t do it right now, I’m going to end up having a huge meltdown a few days down the road….