You might have noticed that my posts have been less frequent the past two weeks.
Because I’ve been taking lots of time to enjoy this little one:
Enjoying. Every. Little. Thing. About. Her.
Lately I feel like I’ve been missing out on spending time with Mabel…which isn’t acceptable.
My dependency on having the computer and my iPhone attached to my hip was out of control. The blog has grown a crazy amount in just this past month which I’m really thankful for, but on the flip-side I’ve just been completely overwhelmed. My email folders are overflowing and I’ve been horrible with responding to comments and messages both with the blog and my shop. And this causes anxiety because I feel like I’m letting people down. And I hate letting people down.
My brain has been going non-stop with things I need to get done (What am I going to post tomorrow? Whose link-up do I need to join? Did I send an email back to so and so? There are 3 FB messages I need to respond to. Did I check twitter today?)…so much so that I’ve been having trouble sleeping. But, I’ve always been like this. I tend to over think everything and have had the same issue about not sleeping well during busy weeks in college or when I was working as a teacher.
I finally decided that I had to set limits for myself…and for my sanity! I only want to be on the computer when Mabel is napping. And if you remember, one of my New Year’s Resolutions was to get more organized…which I’m still working on. I realized that this needs to translate into my blogging world too. I’m still figuring out the best way to plan/write blog posts on the weekends and schedule them to automatically post during the week. That way, it eliminates extra stress and an empty blog for an entire week. It also allows me to make the most of my time being a mother.
Sheesh…this multi tasking this is a lot harder than I thought!
Some might wonder why this is so important to me? Because I love writing and connecting with you all! I enjoy the support and the feedback…the advice and the connections. And I love being a mother too.
I want to find the perfect balance.
Please don’t hold it against me if I missed an email or a message. It’s not that I don’t care…I really do! I’ve been finding that I’ve been accidentally overlooking messages. I’m sorry. There is never enough time in the day to get everything done that I need to. But know that I do care and am working on getting better about responses.
I’ve finally realized that I have to put myself and my family first. I’m embarrassed that it took me so long to realize that.
So have a wonderful weekend and I will too…enjoying lots of time with little Mabel who is about to turn 1! Can you believe it?!?