Too Much at A Time.

Do you ever overextend yourself and then just break down because there is just too much going on at one time.  Yea, that is me right about now.  It isn't even anything extra, it is just my attempt at trying to do it all (the normal housewife stuff) perfectly. 

My name is Samantha, and I am a perfectionist.

I hate how if I am excelling at one area something else slips away.  Lately I have done a really good job of really sitting and playing "with" my kids, starting to teach my son how to read, and not saying not now when Lilly wants me to read 800 books a day.  With that comes dirty floors, and laundry that needs attention it is not getting. 

Finding balance is so difficult. 

Blogging is also something that I am trying to be perfect at, when there really is no such thing as the perfect blog.  I came into this new blog wanted to keep it fun, not worrying about followers and comments and pageviews.  But I find myself making this more stressful than it should be.  I am beating myself up over the fact that my blog isn't really focused on something in particular. 

I am sitting here thinking about the fact that my fridge needs cleaned, laundry needs done, my floors haven't been mopping in longer than I'd like to admit.....but me, I am off to the bookstore (something Matthew asked to do weeks ago, and we haven't done yet) to read, play trains, and do storytime, because I am so stressed I wouldn't know where to start.

But honestly my floors REALLY need some attention as well.

As for the blog.... I am so overwhelmed I don't know what to do.  I am so inspired (lately by amazing local bloggers) but am not sure where my blog fits.  There are so many things I love to do, that I wouldn' t know what to focus on even if I wanted to. 

Perfect isn't possible, and it wouldn't be that fun anyway, right!


 

6 comments:

  1. just be you and share what's on your heart. : )

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    1. Thanks! It is hard to not get caught up in it, and stress about it. You are right, that is why I started the blog, and I need to stay true to that.

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  2. I agree with carissa. You don't always have to have a niche. I've managed to build a fairly successful blog with just about everything under the sun. I'm a little burned out right now too, though. I'm actually trying to figure out how to take some steps back and not be sooooo obsessive about it. I'm trying to set limits right now and see if I can keep myself within the same range with stats, etc. We'll see! But, I need to focus more on my family and household right now, so I feel ya'! As for the dirty floor. . . much easier said than done, but focus on the kids. They're only young once. The floors will always be there. :)

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    1. so true, my floors will be around forever, but little ones are growing way too fast!

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  3. I think the name of your blog says it all. A "housewife" isn't any one thing, we are "jacks of all trades." I like that you write about many different things. And ditto on the sticky floors. Playing is so much more fun!

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    1. I think that is why it would be so hard to narrow my blog down to one topic, because I do and love so many things. Thank you for the kind words!

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