Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Back To Reality

The return to real-life after my weekend away at BlogHer12 has been very challenging.

I'm overwhelmed, my to-do list is a mile long, and my mind is still going in a million directions.

I want to soak up every minute with my babies that I can. I want to talk to my husband and share my conference experiences with him. I want to write my re-cap post. I want to respond to the 500 emails, messages and blog comments that are waiting for me. I want to contact brand reps and bloggers that I connected with in NYC. I want to clean my house to prepare for our house guests that are arriving today and staying for three days. I want to get back into eating healthy and recording my food intake. I want to finish unpacking from both our camping trip and BlogHer.

But the truth is I can't do it all. At least not right away.

I returned from the weekend full of renewed energy and excitement for my blog and the things I hope to accomplish with it. That energy and excitement is still there, but it's tempered by the other stuff that needs my attention.

Like the hour-long grocery trip the kids and I took yesterday to re-stock our food supply. And the outlet shopping trip that we went on in the afternoon with friends we haven't seen all summer, that we had been planning for weeks. And the loads of laundry I washed this morning and now need to put away. And the huge stack of forms that I need to fill out for Stephanie's nursery school.

All I can do is take it one day at a time, one task at a time. Take a minute to breathe and relax. Recognize that it won't get done as quickly as I want it to. But if I keep plugging away, slowly but surely, I can get my act together and feel in control. I hope that you all will bear with me as I focus on not losing my mind. Thank you for being patient with me!


  1. To do lists rot! I have 3! One for the blog, one for the house, one for work! Good grief!

  2. this whole back to reality things sucks!! I have so much to get done and absolutely no desire to do any of it!!


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