The Overwhelmed Life

Stop the car, I want to get out!

When I started this journey 12 months and 1 post ago (I did intend to write more frequently!), I wanted to help those dealing with food allergies and intolerances through what I and my family have and continue to experience. But somewhere between the joy and relief of getting that first post out and now,  I’ve come up with a multitude of excuses not to write. Lots of ideas but… there’s always something that stops me.

I’m good at excuses – too tired, too busy, have to do this or that first.

The only things that get done are the have tos. Have to make dinner, have to wash the dishes, have to do the laundry, have to buy groceries, have to pay the bills. But nothing else. Who has the energy?

Then there’s the bigger and always staring you in the face tasks like cleaning up my office, or organizing/culling my books, or de-cluttering the entire house. Ya, when will that happen?

And then there’s all those I-need-to-do-something-for-me wish-list items you try and wedge into any spare moment like exercise, finding new, healthy recipes, learning French, reading that article on GMOs, detoxifying your personal care products, writing your first screenplay, getting enough sleep, and planning your retirement (because hopefully some day you can).

And even all that is not half of what is roaming around in my head at the moment. It’s overwhelming.

But I need to get back in the car and continue this journey, but it’s going to take more than a car wash and some interior detailing.

I’ll need:

  • a comprehensive itinerary (which will include more than just food/health related stuff)
  • a brand-new map (so I can find my way back when I get off-track)
  • a full tank (more sleep, healthy eating, exercise) and
  • coffee/tea to add a little pep for going up those steep hills

Even if I don’t have everything I need right now, I have to get back on the road, I can always get the rest along the way.

Destinations undetermined. Challenges? Definitely. Detours along the way? Of course!

Who wants to ride shotgun?

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