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Let me just say… this blogging business is NO. JOKE.

I mean, I always knew that when I was telling my clients that they needed to be diligent about posting on their blog that I was asking them to do a lot of hard work, but WOW.

I think it’s partly because I’m not really ready to open up. I’m a pretty private person. I think my last post on my private IG account is from January. I couldn’t tell you the last time I scrolled through Facebook. And Twitter? Forget about it. I used to be a tweet-aholic. That addiction died years ago.

I’ve also had a lot piled on my plate the last few weeks. My husband was laid off from his job. …and then started another one. I finished up another term of school. My mother in law moved. My day job has been one thing after another… You don’t even want to see the state of my house right now.

So… I’ve been practicing self care and trying not to stress out about trying to be everything to everyone. It’s been a lot.

You see… I’m really good at guilt tripping myself. Like I said, I don’t really spend my time comparing myself to other ladies on social media, but I do spend a lot of time thinking about the way that my Mom would do things. Or the way that I would do things if I lived in a perfect world with endless time and money. I’m realllllyyyy good at guilt. Like… A+ in the guilt department – which isn’t exactly a grade I’m proud of.

When I started writing this, I didn’t know what I wanted to talk about, but I guess that was the point. I knew I wanted to get something up to get the guilt of neglecting this off my mind. But now as I’m writing, I realize I need to give myself a bit more of a break and to take some time to understand why I haven’t written.

And you know what? I’ve been busy as FUCK! lol That’s why I haven’t written.

Also, because I haven’t ever had a personal blog, I haven’t taken the time to setup a schedule that will ensure that I meet a deadline. I’m a routine person, and I haven’t incorporated this into my routine yet! Duh! Of course I’m not writing regularly. And opening up – also something that I don’t do on the regular. No wonder I’m not waking up in the morning to write a blog post!

Anyways, I guess this was a bit of a brain dump for me to take a moment to look from the outside in and be a little easier on myself. I’m working, I’m trying, and you know what… life is good. I don’t need to be beating myself up, I need to be taking the time I do have to take care of myself – like ditching my guilt for something that feels good.

What things do you do to take care of yourself when you’re feeling overwhelmed? I’m curious about any tips you might have that I can fall back on when I need to care for myself. xo

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