Finding balance

I consider myself a very organized individual. I take pride that our clothes closets are organized by shirt length and color. My pantry is categorized and I’m known as the neighborhood “party planner.” I love that my sister has always asked me for advice on arranging her furniture and I can fit ANY carry on bag in a full overhead compartment. It’s me, it’s who I am. A little OCD, but I enjoy it. Organized chaos is awesome. When it becomes unorganized, watch out.

Ever since I found out I was pregnant, I have been incredibly sick. At times I’m even very depressed. I have a history of anxiety and am so afraid of “falling off the wagon” again. My house is a mess, my toddler is driving me crazy and my husband has been out of “his” soap for over two-weeks. I have lost my balance and I can’t seem to pull it together. I know it will pass once I’m feeling better. But in the mean time, I’m going nuts. The holidays are fast approaching, as is our much needed vacation. As miserable as I am, you can only imagine how my loved ones are feeling trying to keep up with my load.

I feel like I’m failing as a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, and blogger. Where is the balance? How do I find it again?

How do you find balance when your life is in chaos?

5 comments

  1. Kelly Tirman kellytirman.com

    Stop fighting the chaos and EMBRACE it. Balance is a myth, especially when toddlers are involved. Simply put your life will never be the same again.

    Finding ways to navigate within this circus will make you a better wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and blogger.

    LMK if you want to grab coffee or go for a walk this week.

  2. Cam nothankyouplease.com

    Thanks Kelly! Once Halloween passes I’ll take you up on coffee. I’d love to meet you!

  3. Sue motherhoodandme.com

    Girl. I am right there with you. I am so on my game and then something like sickness hits and I lose it all. Right now the kids have been sick for almost 2 weeks, happens every year (asthma with colds) but it knocks me on my ass every time. I become a horribly mean mother, tired, frazzled and I get to hating staying at home. My best advice it take deep breaths and keep reminding yourself, “this is not our normal and this too shall pass.” Is really the only thing that works for me, that and asking for help from my husband. Good luck love and hugs to you!

  4. Cam nothankyouplease.com

    Thanks so much Sue. It’s so hard to remind myself these things “in the moment” but I’m really going to try!

  5. Jessica mytimeasmom.com

    Balance is unachievable. Focus on what is really important and let the small stuff go for now.

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