Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Overwhelmed Procrastination

I am slightly overwhelmed.  I have about 15 big things coming up in the next couple of weeks that I am not ready for.

When something like this happens it makes me procrastinate.

I am not a procrastinator.

I am normally pretty planned and scheduled.  It's the only way I feel in control of 5 lives.  It's the only way I feel like a better mom.

I don't forget to take snack to class.

I don't forget which day is orange day or purple day or show and tell day.

I live by the schedule.  Especially when August hits.

That's when I start coaching volleyball, Brian goes back to school and starts coaching tennis and 2 of the 3 kids start school.  The 3rd one will start in September.

So I have all of this.  Then I got a call, while on vacation, from a company offering me a part-time job.

I think this is what I am really freakin out about.

I am jumping ahead to how I am supposed to work part-time, coach, shuttle kids, and stay sane.

I am also worried about finding daycare this fast.  How am I supposed to do that?  Is it really going to pan out for me to drive 30 minutes there and back, pay for daycare, and not see my kids for 3 months (that's when volleyball will be done)?

Then I think, maybe I should just start working in a couple years when all the kids are in school and I don't have to worry about daycare and shuttling as much during the day.  But, this job probably won't be around then and we could use the money now.

That is, if it pays enough. 

Thinking about all of this makes my mind to busy to figure out a schedule.

Which makes me procrastinate.

Which makes me overwhelmed, which makes it worse. 

Then I start the procrastination all over again.

It's a vicious cycle.

But, I am knocking a few blog posts out.  That's a start right?


  1. I usually procrastinate as well. Is the money you'll be making worth the stress of feeling pulled apart? It may feel like a break actually... If it is, then go for it! 

  2. Sounds to me like you have all sorts of opportunity for good things coming up.

  3. Take a step back and just breath...and I am ready for a girls night out whenever you are.  Just let me know when, and where.

  4. Hell yeah, that's a start! I swear, getting a few posts done when your life is topsy turvy gives you incentive to buckle down and work on taking care of the rest. Congrats on the new job! I'm sure it will all work out for you, and if the job doesn't fit or doesn't pay enough, then you can always let it go. Great post!

    I've love if you would stop by and read my post for Pour Your Heart Out this week, if you have a second. Which I know you don't, lol, but I thought I would throw it out there anyway.

  5. I'm starting to freak out a little, too, about the impending school year and volleyball season.  I coached last year but am not sure I can handle it and everything else again this year.

    I might be procrastinating too but just trying to take it one day at a time.

    Good luck :)

  6. Thanks! On my way to check out your site :)

  7. Yes, I do. I just need to view it that way now ;)

  8. I think so. It will help in many ways!

  9. Oh, how overwhelming! I'm going to be bossy here(b/c I was actually in a similar situation a few years ago). Find out if what is being offered is worth it after paying for daycare. B/c if it's not, then you have your answer immediately. And if it is... well, then, you still have a lot to think about. For me, even though it was a job I would have loved, I was going to make peanuts after paying for childcare, so I turned it down.

  10. That is certainly overwhelming! How about you find out the salary of the job and  deduct the cost of childcare plus traveling? If it's not a substantial amount, I'd say that's your answer. If it is, then you have to do what's right for your. It's a hard decision to make, I'm sure!

  11. One day at a time is the way to go!

  12. Thanks! I did and declined the job.  Thanks for the advice :)

  13. I declined the job after I found out.  Thanks for the advice :)

  14. I saw that you declined the job :) so that's one thing off the table.  I think it's funny, because if I'm too busy, I start to lose my momentum, but if I don't have enough going on, I lose my momentum.  I need some sort of cosmic scale to balance me out :)

  15. Ladygoogoogaga2011July 27, 2011 at 9:36 PM

    Everything will get done and you will figure it all out!! Good Luck!


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