It’s time for some Real Talk. So far, the new and improved blog is gorgeous (amiright?) and has featured lots of pretty pictures of lots of happy things. Well, mostly. We can’t forget the epic farm dog incident.
But the truth is that over the past few weeks I have been constantly teetering on a tiny little string that separates ultimate giddiness and shit-show meltdown. Yes, I am super happy about my gorgeous new home and the land and the opportunity and my great new job. And yes, I am totally overwhelmed by the sheer number of things going on and all the NEW NEW NEW. You know what happens when you are overwhelmed? You drop the ball.
In this case it means that I haven’t done the edits to my dad’s business website, put up resources on the NASPA KC I’m the website coordinator of, finished the farm’s business plan, done much by way of preparing for my mom and grandma to move in, found a wedding party dress, finished unpacking our house, planned or packed at all for Germany (weleaveonThursday), and every once in a while I go two whole days without checking my UF email and students get worried. I’m obviously a horrible person.
Didn’t I tell myself to simplify? Didn’t I learn a big lesson over the past two years about prioritizing and the simple life and such? Sometimes running at all of your goals full steam means that you are lost in the woods totally out of breath with no clue how to get out. I know it would be helpful to pause, stretch, and look for moss on the trees but there is no time for that! Instead I’ll just keep running until I see something I recognize.