I Need a Break so I can Begin Again

I had such big plans for this year. I was able to do some of them, but lo and behold, it’s already November and I feel the year has just slipped away from me…again.

Halloween is over, Thanksgiving is just around the corner and Christmas is not far behind. I’ve barely started any shopping for the family and I feel this is the farthest behind I’ve ever been. Today, though, I am stopping to think if it really is all worth it. Will anyone feel neglected if I don’t do something? Probably not. Maybe they would most appreciate it if I spent time with them instead? This, however, proves to be difficult as most of my family and friends are thousand of miles away.

So the question begs…who am I really doing this all for? My husband? Not really, he doesn’t really care about these things all that much. Me? Well…yeah, I guess it is really all for me. But why? Who am I trying to impress? Will anyone like me any more if I do all the little things I want to do? Probably not. 

The truth is…and as my husband has said over and over again…I over do things…a lot! And frankly, right now, I just need a break so I can begin…all over again.

Phooey…I had such great plans though…but it always seems like there is always something that sabotages them; whether it be life in general or someone/thing in particular. I think the first thing I need to do is get my life in order, clean up a few messes and then regroup and start over next year.

So in the meantime, I am cleaning up and shoveling out a few things. While I still have a lot of ideas…I really need to pick just a couple and then figure out how to execute them really well.

Wishing you moments to reflect on beginning again.

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  • Jo

    It sounds as though you finally realize over scheduling is a plan for disappointment. I would love to see you slow yourself down to a workable pace and more than anything, find time to just plain enjoy your life.

    I think you are way too busy impressing yourself with all your accomplishments and way too busy to even enjoy what you have done.

    You need time to reflect now and then and mostly you need time to remember what's really important.

  • I think it took me until I finally retired (from full-time work) to regroup and sort myself out, Susan!

  • It always seems wonderful to me that with every new day or year we get another fresh start to do what we always envisioned and for a new beginning. Good luck on yours.

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

  • I think you worked your answer out as you wrote. Stop. Breathe. Regroup. And then make a promise to yourself: Do less; do only what you can and really want to and not one thing more.

    Now pinkie swear it with yourself. ;O)

  • I so relate. I find I am doing less than I ever have before. For me, it took a chronic illness to make the change, but it all seems less important than it did before. It's hard to parse out the magic from the obligation and save only what makes those moments really special to your family year after year.