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I'm treading as fast as I can

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

I have to admit, I'm overwhelmed. I just have SO much on my plate right now.

Some of you know that I'm elected for a small local office position. I'm up for re-election in April, and it's not pretty. Two of the opponents are the type that have no qualifications and just think if they scream they can win over people. It's super obnoxious and honestly, very hard to deal with from a rational point of view. I keep on trying to educate people as to the "real truths" but I'm not sure most want to know. Right now I am working on election tasks which are overwhelming- I'm working on my lists, updating my materials, keeping my campaign page on facebook working and active, and it's just a lot to throw into a normally busy life. I am struggling and my plan is struggling, and my pants are feeling tighter and I hate it. JUST HATE IT.

On the mix of normal things on my plate- I have a lot of travel coming up. I have 2 nights in Boston mid Feb, then three nights in NY late Feb, and another two nights in NY mid Feb that I wasn't expecting, and a week with my mom which will most likely send me over the edge. Then right back to another 3 or 4 days in NY right before the election. That's all in the next 10 weeks. Right after election the honey and I are going away for a break. I SO need one. We're going to the spa which is my happy place. He's taking a few vacation days and coming with me for four nights, and then I'm staying another 6 days. I can't WAIT for that. BUt, after that, it's back at it on the road again. 10-12 days in Japan mid may, then three nights in Cleveland early june,and somewhere in there 4-5 days in New York again. And all of a sudden we're at the 4th of July (away, again... for the week at our family cottage).

It's SO hard to get traction right now, i'm sinking. What I'm trying to do- consciously step away from my computer many times a day. Take deep breaths. Go to yoga. Snuggle with my kitties (the kitten caboodle). Spend time preparing really nice meals for hubby and myself, and enjoy them as wind down events. Do cardio with the hubby. Go to the gym. Swim with hubby (we have a pool at home- so no excuse!). Enjoy being at our beach house. Make lists, add to them, cross things off as they get done, stay focused and make sure there's progress.
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    1513 days ago
    You are doing so much to keep it all under control. I like that you take time to take a rest - kitten time is a great idea.
    1542 days ago
    Good luck against those shouters.
    Keep breathing and doing what you're doing.
    1542 days ago
    Wow! You are a really busy lady. Be sure to do the nice things you listed to allow yourself some time to decompress! Hopefully the voters will be able to see past the blustering opponents.
    1543 days ago
  • TZAPP22
    Remember to breathe and take it one day at a time!

    It's a shame that people tend to those that "yell the loudest" rather than those with the most wisdom. Good luck in your election!

    1543 days ago
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