Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Fallen And I Can't Get Up

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Lately I’ve been feeling like a hamster on a wheel, running around and around in circles but never quite getting anywhere. Do you ever get this way? My to-do list is as long as the Great Wall of China, I’ve got a gazillion projects started but not completed, and I’m just not quite cuttin’ it in any particular area of my life. I need some sort of Time Management Wonder Woman to swoop down and teach me her "mad skillz" cause I kinda suck right now.

Part of my problem is that the little monsters refuse to go to bed at night, which shortens my down time to next to nothing. This results in me not going to sleep early enough, which then spirals into me not getting up early enough to get anything done, which then puts me behind schedule for the rest of the friggin’ day. It’s a vicious cycle of poo, I tell you! Each day I think things are gonna be different, and each day they’re exactly the same. That's what insanity IS, you know?! Doing the same things over and over again and expecting different results.

I wonder what happened to that girl who just a year ago was getting up at 5:15 a.m. to work out every morning and who was actually able to get to bed at a decent time every night. This chick used to kick butt and take names as she showed her to-do lists who was boss! She was even able to still have time for playing with her friends and family. Man, I miss that lady! Did someone send her up the dang river, or did she just make a wrong turn somewhere in all the shuffle? Wherever the devil she is, though, I sure hope she resurfaces soon cause I’d totally buy her a drink and rub her feet if she’d help me get back on track cause dangit, it seems that I’ve fallen, and I just can’t get up.

Ever feel this way? Like the world is just going to fall out of orbit if you need a sick day?  Guess what. . .it won't! I have to keep reminding myself of this day in and day out. On those days like today when I feel like I've fallen and there is no way I can get up on my own, I realize that I don't have to. I'm not the one in control. I don't have to have all the answers or have enough energy or mark off every item on the to-do list. I don't have to be supermom, although that would be nice. I just happen to know someone else with all the superpowers.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.


  1. I really needed this today...thank you.

    1. your welcome Mary! I needed it too! It's funny how when you sort your thoughts and beliefs out behind the keys of a computer, things come into better focus. I noticed that you started a blog, but haven't written anything yet. . .you can do it! Can't wait to read your thoughts! Thanks for reading mine!

  2. Yes, I feel like this now, I can't get ahead, I can't get a break, I can't get em to nap or sleep or eat veggies. I hide in the closet some day and pretend it's a game when really I'm just looking for a bit of breathing time.

    Thanks for this, I feel less alone now.

    1. Isn't it amazing, Leanne, how the blogging world can do that for you? I feel the same way when I read your blog. Thank you for your comments. It means a lot to hear that my frustrations as a mom are not as limited to just me as I sometimes make them out to be. :)