Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I think this year I bit off more than I can chew

I think this year I bit off more than I can chew.

Let me think about that saying for a bit. I visualize someone taking a huge bite of something like a candy bar….let’s say Snickers Bar (mmmm Snickers Bar), and they are sitting there chewing for what seems like eternity. I guess in my vision pieces of candy bar are like flying out of the person’s mouth. They get some on their shirt, some stuck in their teeth, but lo and behold, a few minutes later they’ve succeeded. I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone literally take a bite of something that they couldn’t EVENTUALLY finish chewing (with a little clean up afterwards).

Story. Of. My. Life.

This analogy pretty much sums up the last 3 months of my life. I guess I would say I’ve bit off more than I should chew, but I chewed it. With my first tax season as a mom, working full time, I really pushed myself to the limit. Working 60-70 hours a week. Juggling taxes, cleaning the house, making baby food, cooking dinner, trying to stay social, spending time with my family, I definitely almost had a few meltdowns. I didn’t do it all, all the time. The laundry may not have been done as often as it should, the baby may have eaten a few jars of store bought baby food, the kitchen floor might not have been mopped for a few weeks (or 2 months), I may not have made it to the gym (at all), but I’ve come to terms that I did the best I could.

It is now April 18th, and I’ve survived! My schedule is back to a normal work week, and my daughter is starting to crawl. I’m really excited about the next few months. I'm ready to take it all on.

One thing that didn’t go as planned was this blog. But, I think I can salvage what I have left, and use this as a way to write about my challenges throughout the year as a working mother.

It's not always sunshine and rainbows, but sometimes it is, and that's what keeps me going!

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