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hanging on

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Can I vent? Just for a sec.

I suddenly find myself in the midst of a few weeks where I really just have to slap a smile on my face, buckle down, and hang on. We left NYC about two weeks ago, and since then, have stayed in four different cities, found a new place to live, and attended a wedding weekend. On top of that I’m teaching at a two-week music and theatre camp. And to round it out, my family is finally trying to get my grandmother’s house all cleaned up, as she passed away earlier this year (I didn’t mention it at the time).

It’s been a really full couple of weeks, mostly with wonderful stuff. But I think I underestimated this little life transition and the toll it would take on me. I can’t for the life of me keep up with the clock, and the jet lag just won’t let up. I guess I’m just looking for a little solidarity! Have you ever felt overwhelmed, or like you signed up for too much and just had to push through? I’d love to know how you got through it.

Okay. Thanks for the vent sesh. xoxo

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  1. I can’t imagine going through a move as grand as yours, but I know my little move (and everything that came along with it) knocked me for a loop. I am still recovering. Honestly, I started feeling better once I started unpacking boxes and putting things away. The clutter drives me bananas, but I think I finally felt like I had a sense of home. Our home.
    Hopefully, if you are anything like me, once you and Mr. Lovely get into your new place, things will fall together, and you will feel better. Trust me — I am right there with you. (Isn’t it funny that we keep going through similar life experiences at generally the same times — wedding, moving, YIKESABEE! What’s next!??)

  2. I feel that way a lot! I hate to say no, and I end up having weeks (or months) packed full of events that are fun and exciting… but a lot to deal with. It helps to take mini breaks – go take a nap for an hour, or read a book or whatever. It also helps me to find the date when everything will be finished with, and plan for some major downtime. I hope you get a break soon.

  3. Hang in there! I felt that way a lot around the time we made our move cross country. Just remember the craziness is temporary and you’ll be settled in soon, even though it may not feel like soon enough!

  4. Oh! You poor thing! I think most people have been through this at some point in their lives. I’m still trying to catch up with the clock and I’ve been in the same time zone for weeks! I’m sorry to hear you are having such a tough time, but know that we all love you and are here for ya!

  5. I know exactly how you feel! We’ve been in transition for the last 4+ years. We’ve moved our stuff nearly 8 times since then and I’m POOPED. We moved into our current place 6 months ago, and we’re packing it all up again. This time, we’re moving into a house we will own. We’re planning on sticking around there for the long haul. It’s a happy transition, but boy am I tired of it all. I want a place and neighborhood to call HOME.

    Hang in there. Here’s to hoping this month flies by quickly.

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