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Real Talk – Waiting, To Do Lists, and More

It’s late.

I’ve got a lot on my mind.

I can’t seem to stay focused these days.

There’s a lot going on and my to do list seems never ending.

I worry that I’m failing a lot of people.

I suppose it’s stress.

The next week and a half is big for my job.  I’ve been on the phone for two weeks trying to get our kiddos placed.  Some things are looking good.  Other things are a little more dicey.  It’s hard.  The newest U.S. budget is devastating for poor kids (among others).  Sometimes I look at what’s going on and I feel like they are trying to erase the poor, the elderly, and the sick.  That terrifies me.

We’re supposed to drive to Oklahoma today to see my brother-in-law’s change of command tomorrow.   My husband has given me an out, but I feel like I need to go.  I’m supposed to go to Ohio Sunday – Wednesday for work.  I want to go.  I need to go.  But, I’m so stressed about everything I need to get done.  I haven’t booked hotels for our trip.  I haven’t booked anything for the wedding I’m in next month.  It’s like I’m stuck and paralyzed with things I need to do.  I think I realized that I’m going to be on the road for 25 days in the next 30 days… and that seems insane right now.


Did I mention my favorite kid is applying to graduate school?  Merp.

Good things, good things, I should tell you good things.

I got nothing.

I’ll be back later in the week.  In the mean time, tell me your best ways to handle your paralyzing to do list.

  • Katie Elizabeth - Sending you good thoughts!!!! My only advice would be to get more Halotop. Because ice cream helps everything, right?ReplyCancel

  • Olya @ The Siberian American - Oh Sara, I’m so sorry about all the stress! Keep your head up. You are doing great things. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kelsey - I HATE that feeling when you have so much going on that it paralyzes you and you can’t do anything. It’s the worst. When I have that happen, I try to sit down and make a to-do list of actionable items and pick 3 a day to accomplish. I know I can’t tackle it all in one day but if I can just pick 3 and do those then I know I’m making progress.ReplyCancel

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