October 20, 2008

Today I feel….Overwhelmed

I feel like I’ve been making this face a lot lately. My “ack” face. My “hurry up and get it done” face. My “just give me twelve more hours in a day and I know I’ll be fine” face.

And believe me….it ain’t pretty.

My to-do list has officially taken on a life of its own. And just like Will Smith in any alien movie (or robot or zombie movie, for that matter), for every one thing I take down…three more suddenly appear to take its place. And on and on it goes, until once again I find myself back… well, at ack.

I know I should just breathe. Take it one thing at a time. And after all, tomorrow is another day.

But somehow that just doesn’t make me feel any better. Because, honestly, sometimes we really do just need to let ourselves feel overwhelmed and be ok with that.

Even if it’s scary.

Even if it ain’t so pretty.

Even if it’s only with a refrigerator magnet.

Sometimes you just have to say out loud and for everyone to hear, “World….Today I feel overwhelmed.”

And y’know what… I’m ok with that.

  1. haley lamb

    hmmm…good word today!

  2. Krista Photography

    I’m with you!

  3. Annemarie

    Di-tto!! Sometimes just hearing that other people are in the same….small, hole in the bottom, going upstream, without a paddle…boat that you are, makes it a little better.

  4. Ginger

    It’s that time of year for me where I’m overwhelmed with editing. I didn’t think I would make it through this week, but things are already starting to look up! Somehow (or, with the help of somewho! :)), we always make it through.

  5. Eric Foley

    You must be inside my head! This is like everyday for me and it’s getting old! I will try yelling to the world:)

  6. Tira J

    I hear ya! Why are we overwhelmed? Did we miss something else that caused us to get to this point? Running and hoping to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

  7. Stacy Cross

    Ugh. Don’t I know it?! Go take a nap, eat some candy, watch some TV, and your cares will float away! ; )

  8. Sarah True

    I totally agree! I love that magnet, mine never moves off of his face. :)

  9. carla ten eyck

    ahhh….the life of a ‘doer’ :)


  10. Jerome Braga

    EXCELLENT! I’m not alone…. :-) That feels better.

  11. Emily Mason

    How funny! I feel the same way, pretty much every day! You’re not alone.

  12. Kayla of Spink Studio

    Mary, thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog. Your work is fabulous! I am adding your blog to my Google Reader!

  13. Melissa

    Hey Mary!! Thanks so much for posting on my blog. I LOVE your blog…Do you have a webpage with prices and packages??
    Love the pictures! Can’t wait to start keeping up with your blog from now on.

  14. Amanda Herzberger

    I hear you on this – what is the deal with so much to do! I guess it’s a good thing but sometimes I want to just wave a white flag :)

  15. Michelle

    This is so cute!!!!! I hope you feel relaxed soon. :)

  16. lin

    I love your blog! Your branding, everything!

  17. Nattnee

    wow…this is one of the best looking blog i’ve seen! i LOVE our logo and i love the whole blog….it’s so well designed!

  18. Eileen Broderick

    Ha! So I’m not the only one who’s drowning?! What would it fell like to actually sleep for more than 4 hours?

  19. Val McCormick Photography

    HOLY Mary and Justin!!! These are amazing. LOVE the light on the shoe shot! #18 Yes please! Overall they are all so AWESOME!!!

  20. Jackie L.

    That chart is amazing! It’s okay, there’s always light at the end of the long to-do list :)

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