Post # 1
I have reached the point of going crazy (not literally). I am so overwhelemed with everything that is currently on my plate. I’m training for my first marathon in September, planning my wedding in November(became engaged in May so our engagement is SHORT) and raising 1 son of my own and 3 foster children. I’m a stay at home Mom and also do daycare for 1 child. I’m just so crazy stressed right now. I’m the ultimate DIYer not do to budget issues just because I’m a semi control freak and want my wedding to be unique and represent my FH and I as a couple. My mother is crazy so we don’t speak. My sister lives 3 hours away and other relatives have issues of there own leaving me to do all of my DIY projects by myself. I don’t really have time for any close friends just running friends and they all have kids and careers and no time to really help much either. I just feel like a failure when the house work gets away from me or I”m not getting my projects done by my mental deadline or when I miss a run. Gosh I need a break like NOW. That’s my rant for the day
Not to mention we are adding onto our house to so my FH is usually also super busy with his own projects. I can’t wait for the next few months to get over so I can be married and on my honeymoon spending some much need alone time with my husband
Post # 3
I got like this yesterday. I stood in the doorway of our bedroom and cried to Fiance for about 30 minutes about how I need a break and I’m dead tired and I can’t even fathom planning a wedding unless we take a small trip first, just to get me rested and not so frazzled.
Do you make to-do lists? I carry a pad around in my purse that I write down everything that pops into my head to do during the day so that I don’t try to keep it all in my head. Try making a list and breaking it into smaller pieces – maybe plan to do one DIY a week, and each day of the week do one tiny piece of the project so that on the weekend you can complete the entire thing.
Don’t feel like a failure over house work, either. Just take a deep breath, pick ONE pressing thing (such as put a load in the washer) and start there. I feel for you!
Post # 4
I think, if you can, leave your Fiance and the kids at home for a couple of hours so you can get away for something you truly enjoy that is stress free. Whether that’s going out to eat at your fave restaurant or going to watch a movie alone, or going for a spa day or just for a simple mani/pedi. Something, anything to get you out of the house for a bit and away from reality… if only for a couple of hours.
I know sometimes, I get like this. Between work and taking care of home, I feel like I don’t have a breather. I’m constantly working, long hours at that, and then when I get home, my daughter needs a bath or the laundry needs to be done. I don’t even have a moment to just sit and watch my favorite show, and the worst part is, when I do, there’s always something I could be doing whether that’s cleaning up something or folding some laundry– something not fun! But at least once every two weeks, I take a moment, leave the baby at home with my Boyfriend or Best Friend and go get my nails done, or go out to lunch with a girlfriend. Something to help me escape reality for a bit and it really does make everything better.