One thing I have learned in the past couple (seemingly nonstop) years is that life is never going to slow down for you to catch up. You need to hustle or you will get left behind, because it just keeps going and going, adding more and more to your plate. And, honestly, I’m okay with that! Generally, I do well under pressure and with a to-do list a mile long. I guess that skill is one of the rewards of surviving graduate school! If you can hustle there and make it, you can make it anywhere! (Or so I like to tell myself, when I’m pretending I’m Mary Tyler Moore throwing my hat into the air on a street corner…not that I do that or anything…)
It’s safe to say my plate is feeling a little full at the moment. Finishing out this wedding season, with 4 more weddings to go, lots of editing, submitting, and countless sessions to squeeze in before preggo winter hibernation begins! Gah! Trying to prepare our house for the baby, when I feel like our to-do list for this just keeps growing. Switching our baby doctor and hospital halfway through my pregnancy, talk about stressful! Listening to my body, for maybe the first time in my life, and trying to actually rest when I need it! (A feat in itself, when that little one in your belly won’t let you sleep at night!) So, okay, maybe it might not seem like that much, but, let me tell you, that for a preggo it can be not only exhausting, but way overwhelming. Regardless, I am keeping up with the hustle, day in and day out. Stressed or not, I got this!
But in the midst of all that hustle, keeping up, and constantly working down that to-do list, it is bound to happen. Some days…you just have to hit pause. You have to sleep in. You have to stop for just a moment, or maybe a morning. You have to make yourself some tea. You have to relax. You have to stay in your pajamas. You have to let your to-do list wait. You have to recharge. For just a little while.
I like to think Maybe was trying to teach me this very lesson this morning, when she refused to get out of bed, staying all cuddled up and cozy, ignoring my calls to get up and go outside. She knew. She knew that mom should make some tea, cuddle up in bed, and just be for a little while. (And leave her the heck alone!) She knew I needed to recharge. With an early morning tomorrow, followed by a wedding, and and the ever-growing (multiple) to-do lists, I could use the morning to recharge. So, I’m going to listen to my wise puppy.
For just a little while….
And then it’s back to the hustle!
(While I recharge, please check out Meghan & Stephan’s Michigan wedding from yesterday! It’s definitely a heart happy wedding!)