Conversations with Myself

View looking out of my home office

OK, Kate. Don’t freak out. Keep calm.

Yes, you have a lot to do.
Yes, you have a lot on your plate.
But stay positive.

You can do it!

Oh, my goodness… no I can’t!

Yes you can!

Sometimes it is just all so overwhelming though…

I know. But you’ll get through it. You always do.

Really, is all of this really worth my time?

Of course it is!

Am I really managing to stay afloat?

Barely… but you ARE keeping your head above water.
Sink or swim baby, sink or swim…

It just feels like there are a lot of people and projects relying on me. It’s such a struggle to swim against the currents of time.

But that’s life, that’s not going to change, everyone feels that way at times, not just you.

I. Am. Exhausted.

Yes, but you’re happy.

Being exhausted is NOT the same thing as being unhappy. It’s hard work – your life, your kids, your family, your marriage, all the responsibility… but the best things in life don’t come easily.

And underneath all the exhaustion is happiness.

(long breath… short pause)
I suppose your right…

When you feel exhausted, you are allowed to take a break. Really, you are!
You are allowed to rest your brain and body. Really, you are!
And, you are aloud to relax… and you need to relax.

I know. I know.
I can do this.
Thanks for the pep talk.

Anytime. That’s what I’m here for.

P.S. When all else fails, think of this.


Leave a Comment. Do you ever have conversations like this with yourself? Or is it just me?


This week I am “pouring my heart out” and linking up with Shell
at Things I Can’t Say to participate in her “Pour your Hear Out” blog carnival.

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20 Responses to Conversations with Myself

  1. Optimistic Mom
    Twitter: anoptimisticmom

    You are definitely not alone on this one. Sometimes the conversations in my head run out of control! But just like you, I have to find my happy place and pull it together! I definitely like your happy place. 😉
    Optimistic Mom recently posted..Getting back in the game!

  2. Xazmin says:

    This is TOTALLY how I feel, pretty much all the time! Thanks for putting into such great writing!

  3. Shell says:

    I think I need to take this:

    When you feel exhausted, you are allowed to take a break. Really, you are!
    You are allowed to rest your brain and body. Really, you are!
    And, you are aloud to relax… and you need to relax.

    and tape it to my laptop to remind myself!
    Shell recently posted..Pour Your Heart Out: I Wonder If They Know

  4. Ahh, if only all of our conversations with ourselves were positive right?? The encouragement is great!

    • Kate says:

      I find myself needing more and more positive encouragement as my days become busier and busier. I love that I can continue to encourage myself weekly (if need be!) via writing on this blog! 🙂

  5. Yep! I’m right there with you. I’ll have to use your solution for when all else fails… Man, I need a vacation!
    Cam | Bibs & Baubles recently posted..Blogging Taught Me…

  6. Adrienne
    Twitter: themommymess

    Oh, I can relate. I wish my conversations with myself went as well as yours! We are our own worst enemy.
    Adrienne recently posted..Will they remember when I’m nice?

  7. Julia says:

    Oh I have conversations like these all the time.
    Julia recently posted..They Don’t Know

  8. Stasha says:

    I just had that exact talk with myself this morning on my way to Sbux! I am really struggling to stay afloat. Think a little break is indeed in order. Cheers my friend.
    Stasha recently posted..The Grind

    • Kate says:

      When I feel it building to that point (the point where I am having these types of conversations with myself!) That’s when I know that I truly need a break. And I am starting to get better, day-by-day, at realizing the importance of taking a break.

  9. Katie E
    Twitter: euregirlsandboy

    Ha! I do have conversations like this with myself! Especially when I’m incredibly overwhelmed.
    Katie E recently posted..Let’s Talk About…Things I Don’t Want to Talk About

  10. —You are an exquisite theapist for yourself.

    <3 Brava!
    My Inner Chick recently posted..Happy Birthday, Kay

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