You might have noticed things haven’t been totally normal here on The Mom Creative.
I missed Project Life Tuesday all together this month.
Posting hasn’t been its usual consistency.
I’ve just been a bit quiet.
You see things are a bit hectic for our family right now.
Here’s a snapshot:
We launched God Made Light last week. (Have you bought your copy?)
I went to Allume last weekend. (The keynotes are available for free- you MUST watch Shauna Niequist’s talk on hospitality. PHENOMENAL.)
Matthew is in Italy this week for work – lucky guy! (Check out his pictures on Instagram.)
I am at Disney World this week for an incredible social media conference. (I love my day job!)
My mom is at home keeping things running smoothly with the kids. (And doing a million projects that have been on my to do list forever. SO grateful.)
Matthew leaves next week for nearly 2 weeks in the Philippines with World Vision. (I will be single parenting the whole time, and it will be the longest the kids and I will have been separated from Matthew.)
Then there’s the day in, day out stuff – working full-time, parenting, kids at two different schools, grocery shopping, preparing for The Fringe Hours release (less than 4 months away) and being pregnant on top of it all.
Needless to say, I have needed to embrace the life lesson of taking things a day at a time and ultimately letting things go. This has been a year of receiving that lesson over and over and over, and I think I am finally getting the hang of it.
Book writing = letting go of other things to focus on writing
Incredible pregnancy sickness = taking things a day at at time.
Project deadlines = one by one
My inconsistency simply means I’m taking things a day at a time. I’m doing my best to steward life’s blessings well, while keeping my head above water and trying to stay sane.
Sometimes that looks like not blogging daily.
Sometimes that means picking up a book and reading, knowing that I still need to make time for self-care and my passions.
Sometimes that means ignoring chores to spend quality time with the kids and/or Matthew.
I’m not always great at this, but I’m getting better. I’m learning that things work out and the overwhelming becomes less so. The long days fade to memories. And we survive, usually a little wiser and a little stronger.
Thank you for joining me in this journey. Thank you for your notes, for continuing to visit here, for grace. I am so thankful.
What do you do when you are overwhelmed? Have you learned how to take things a day at a time?