Like a lot of people I know, TJ and I have been feeling overwhelmed with life for the past few months. For us, it’s part Spring Fever and part Summer Planning. After a long winter of being cooped up in the house – I’m not an outside in the cold sort of woman – I’m ready to get our house in order and feel organized. You’d think being stuck inside for months would have made me want to clean and organize but, mostly, it made me want to read and play video games. TJ has been mildly obsessed with her football card collection for the past few months and spends all of her free time ordering and organizing. Who the hell wants to clean? Not us.
In addition to the general grossness of our house, we have to figure out what our kid will do over the summer. These plans have to be mapped out week by week depending on what camps and classes are available. The cost of these things is mind-blowing. At least to me. It still makes my tummy tight to think about it so I try not to. Of course, that just adds to TJ’s stress since she’s the family financial person.
We were both feeling so overwhelmed that neither of us was doing anything. We subconsciously decided to just ignore everything. That worked for a few weeks but time is running out to get our summer plans in order so I made a list. I like lists a lot and make them regularly. I called it our Overwhelming List and now it doesn’t feel quite so overwhelming. Most of the entries still need to be dealt with but the tasks aren’t so daunting anymore.
There’s my recommendation for the day. Go make a list. And be nice to someone.