I’ll be honest. I have been really “UGH” lately. I clearly need a thesaurus, but that’s the best word I can think of to describe how I feel. I suppose it explains my unplanned small blogging hiatus. This really is a tough time of the academic year. The end (summer) is in sight but there’s just so much to do before it gets here. I want summer here now. I am tired of being away from my girls. I get mad when I log onto social media and see moms complain about their kids, because I got to spend such little time with mine that day. I get mad when I pull up to MDO to pick up my kids and see women in yoga pants pull up in their minivans wearing those disposable flip flops you get after a pedicure. Wouldn’t it be nice to drop my kids off and get a pedicure on a random Tuesday?
Wouldn’t it be nice to have more time with my children? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a better work-life balance? Wouldn’t it be nice to not be so busy?
Busy. This busy sucks. I hate being busy. I hate planning every single second of my day without room for error. If I make a simple mistake, such as forgetting to put Caroline’s bottle in her diaper bag, it completely throws a wrench into the whole day. It forces Greg to pick up my slack, and ruins about an hour of his work day. All from a simple mistake on my end. Stressing out over the little details is a daily thing. Spending about an hour at the end of the day to prep for the next day is becoming annoying.
So…. UGH. I’m just UGH. This mindset and UGH-ness is bringing me down. I’m forgetting to enjoy the small things. I’m forgetting to repeat “this too shall pass” over and over in my head. I’m running out of reasons to stay positive.
I then forced myself to do something. I told myself that I was going to take pictures when things get busy. I was going to look at the “busy” with a different lens (literally and metaphorically). Instead of thinking “Why can’t I just watch Netflix?” I was to think “Let’s appreciate the small things.”
I have been pulling my phone out the last week and just capturing as many beautifully busy moments, hoping that I would grasp onto some hope in them. I’ve edited them and now I am going to share them with you.
Looking at these photos again, all together, really put a smile on my face. It’s not that bad, y’all. These small moments really show that beauty in the busy.