There are just so many countdowns going on right now. We’re less than a week from the twins’ Nicuversary, a couple of weeks until my birthday vacation, plus it will be back-to-school in no time at all. I’m also going to be teaching an additional couple dance classes this Fall, which I’m excited about. Did I mention that we have to fit potty training, dental appointments, and school shopping in there? Plus, there’s just the business of every day life…cleaning, cooking, those huge piles of laundry. Yes, there are multiple piles.
Ugh. This mommy is a little stressed.
Sure, most of these are fun things, but the planning and preparation for many of them is what is really giving me anxiety. Will we have good weather for the twins’ party? Will they enjoy their first airplane ride? How about the other passengers…with them on board? Will Mr. B have fun in Vegas? Will the twins ever be potty trained in time for preschool? How will I be able to handle Mr. B going into 1st grade? You get the picture.
In addition to the stress and anxiety, I’ve been running pretty low on energy lately, but I think I’ve gotten to the bottom of that issue.
At the beginning of last week, I had the worst headache. It was a sharp pain in the back of my head, and it just wouldn’t get better. I finally went to the doctor on Tuesday afternoon, and he found it was from muscle tension in my neck and head. Thanks a lot stress!
I also mentioned that my skin was still a little orange from the Whole30 and all those carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, etc., so my doctor decided to run some blood tests. While all my organs are functioning properly, he did find that I was very anemic. That could be another reason for the low energy (besides Big C interrupting my sleep every night.)
I’ve started taking some Iron pills, and I’m hoping that will help. I’ve got too much to do to be tired all the time.
Mother of all Countdowns
In addition to all the rest of the countdowns, there’s one more that’s been weighing on my mind pretty heavily. My birthday.
It is less than a month until I hit that HUGE milestone.
While I’m not exactly dreading it, there is a part of me that is not looking forward to that change. You know the one. Checking that new box when asked about your age. Putting a whole new number in the front. Starting a new decade of life.
How I’m not going to Meltdown
Time just continues to go faster and faster as I age…not to mention the amount of grey hairs I have to pull from my head. My goal for the next few weeks is to try to slow it down.
While I may not be able to slow actual time, I can consciously try to reflect and enjoy the things around me more. I can take the time to do things I love and spend time with the people I love, instead of rushing through one task to the next.
I’m also going to try to break down big tasks, and just do small parts at a time. I need to stop trying to do everything at once. When I make things more manageable and give myself longer deadlines, I feel less stressed.
Katy @ Skin Stuff by Katy says
My goodness, you’re going to be one busy mama! I’m sorry you were dealing with some health issues too! Being anemic is no fun
I agree, the start of the school year is such a stressful time! Good luck getting through it!
Becky @Disney in your Day says
I hope you’re feeling better and those iron pills work! I’ve been low on energy for awhile but the doctors couldn’t find any reason why.
Looks like you’ve got a busy month ahead of you! Good luck – esp with reducing those piles of laundry (ahhhh)!!!
Tiffany Austin says
Oh my! You must have eaten a lot of orange veggies! Good for you! But eek! Poor mama! Hope it disappears soon!
Lauren Jane says
Ah we have a few countdowns coming up and hey all have me running around like a chicken with my head cut off. I wish time would have morehours in a day(or make it so I don’t have to sleep). Good luck with the iron pills! They also have a drink my doctor suggested that’s like a liquid iron pill!
I’m a Whole30-er, too! And I hit a MAJOY milestone – 40 – last year! It was rough but it’s all good on the other side.
Dominique Garcia says
Omg Shann you have so much on your plate. I’m sorry to hear that you are anemic! I am praying for a speedy recovery for you. Don’t stress abou the birthday, women are like wine they get better with age. You my friend, look amazing and I know you are going to kick 40s butt!! Hugs momma. Take it a day at a a time!
Shann Eva says
Awe. Thank you so much! Love that about women are like wine…perfect 🙂
Amanda Rinehart says
I have a crazy month ahead as well! I’m glad your health issues were minor, and that you’re on the mend. I stress EVERY birthday, I almost wish it wasn’t a thing to count after 21. lol. I keep trying to tell myself its just a number, but I also dread the one to which you are likely referring! Time sure does go faster and fast as we age though. 🙁
Shann Eva says
Angie @chasingmyhalo.com says
I was just thinking the other day how you must be getting close to your milestone. How are you doing with your list? I’ll be saving your tips on how to avoid a meltdown because I’m not too far behind. Your next decade it sure to be as amazing as you though!
Shann Eva says
Awe. Thanks! I’m doing OK on the list. A few that I just don’t think I’m going to hit, but I’m going to try my hardest 🙂
I seriously think I need to get tested to see if I am anemic. I am always tired, it’s unreal. I can sleep forever and still tired. It’s a good thing though that the doctor was able to find that out for you. Oh and I completely know how you feel about the stress and headaches. I was having several last month. It is not fun. My advice is find some you time even if it is 10 minutes a day (I know you have the boys) but seriously do it! Vegas sounds like so much fun!! I haven’t been there in years and I really want to go back. Partially because I really want to see Britney Spears in concert there. I hope that things get better for you and your stress gets a little less.
Shani Ogden says
Ugh, I hear you! I’ve been trying to do so much and time just goes by so fast. This last weekend, we went boating with my family and I just tried my best to relax and enjoy being together. I’m a higher stress person so it’s hard to let go and just go with it but I managed fairly well I think and enjoyed myself in the process. 😉