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Friday, January 2, 2009

I'm tired......

Doing too much and pulling back, that is what I plan to do this year, and I mean it! My husband has been telling me for quite some time to “pull back” and do less but I haven’t really been listening. As a matter of fact I’ve been piling more and more on my plate and frankly I’m getting burned out big time. In addition to my eboutique, blogging and my son, I also teach full time online at an art school. It’s just too much and I’m just tired of having no time for myself and I feel like I’m short changing my son. My little guy will be two in February and I can’t believe how fast this time has gone. I know that he will grow up in the blink of an eye and I just don’t want to miss any of it. I am fortunate that I can work from home, but I still have to work and devote time to things other than him. I want to be able to take him to the park and to the library for story time but because of all the work I’ve been doing I can’t seem to find the time during the day. After having a break from school and from blogging I have come to realize that I really love this down time and that I NEED to do less. My son is the most important thing I have ever done and the best job I have ever had . I’ve done many things in my life, eboutique owner, human resources specialist, interior designer, architectural lighting designer, teacher, but the most rewarding job I have ever had is being little guy’s mom. He is the only job I’ve ever had where I can’t wait to go to work in the morning. I can’t wait to see his face first thing in the morning, I can’t wait to hear the new words he will say today, I can’t wait to teach him and show him new things, the list goes on and on. So with all that said, I really feel the need to reevaluate what is important and do more for myself. In addition to spending more time with my son, I also want to do more things for me. I have always loved making jewelry, I think I will take more jewelry making classes to learn new jewelry techniques. I love to read books but have had very little time to read, other than “Goodnight Moon”. I want to do more reading for me. I also want to write a book - I can’t tell you when the last time was that I wrote in my journal.

Do you have the same feelings? Do you want to do less in the New Year? Maybe I’m being selfish, but if I’ve learned one thing in all my years, it’s that life is WAAAAYYYY too short. The last thing I want in my life is regrets. I always remember that famous line, I’m sure most of you know it, “No one ever looks back on their life and says I wish I would have worked more”.


Kristen Andrews said...

I am tired too and I feel the same as you but I love my son more than anything, but my biz is a great creative outlet that keeps me sane for him. Happy New Year!

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

It is so hard being a wife, a mother, a woman with a career, a blogger :) ....we put so much pressure on ourselves to be perfect in every facet. We stay up until the wee hours keeping up with new friends so that we don't infringe on family and work.

I am tired too...I am working to find boundaries, and set rules for myself. My blog was started as a way to keep a record of my life as a wife and a mother, but what do I have to record if I am on the computer all hours of the day and night?!

I hope you can find the balance that you need and the rest that you need. I hope you can find success and happiness in all the roles that you find yourself in, in your life.

Tiffiney said...

Yes, I want to spend more one on one time with each of my four kids...I just don't think we do enough of that..