overwhelmed

friends! the wruckers have a lot of opportunities and projects looming in the near future!

this means i’ve been feeling really, really overwhelmed lately. i don’t know if you know this BUT… life is hard.

fortunately i’ve learned to deal with this feeling in a new way. i’ve learned that feeling overwhelmed is infinitely better than feeling underwhelmed. i’ve learned to try to think of this overwhelming rush as growing pains.  when i feel like this, it’s most often because i’ve a fair amount of opportunities and projects on the horizon and i’m trying to will myself to somehow mentally solve the time crunch instead of taking it as it comes. i’ve learned to ask myself a grounding question such as “where are my feet right now?” and focus on the task that is at hand. this works really well when you find yourself staring into a sink of soapy water having gotten lost in a mental wonderland {wanderland?} and had all but forgotten what it was you were doing.

that being said, proper enthusiasm can now be applied. i look forward to sharing when the time is right.

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overwhelmed

i’m feeling just a bit overwhelmed over here. excuse me this, if you will.

there’s normal life stresses. there’s the list of things i want to be able to force myself to accomplish on the spot. then there’s the holidays. i don’t need to elaborate. you all know what i mean.

but on top of it all is the overwhelming emotion of this craziness that is happening all over our country.  i feel we’re a people united by the feeling that it’s almost just too much to take. a gandalfian voice keeps ringing in my head saying “how can we endure it?”

we are not naive enough anymore to think that this will never happen again. we know better. we will just wait until it happens again. and again. and again. and our hearts will break and we will wonder how we will endure it.

we know better than to think that it could never happen to us. the fact that 2 other men were arrested on the heels of the connecticut shooting for plotting the EXACT SAME THING means that this is reaching epidemic proportions.

how can we endure it?

i don’t have any answers. my for-the-moment solution is to just share my feelings of being overwhelmed by it all, of standing beside those of you who feel the pain and the fear and the disbelief, sharing my need to just crawl in bed tonight and have a good cry because i’ve been holding it back for days.

sometimes we need to just stand in that flux and flush our emotions before we start scrambling for a solution. good luck sorting through yours.

sending lots of love and positivity out there. huggie wuggies.