I started feeling a little overwhelmed.
To be more specific, “once upon a time” was Wednesday, March 13th.
To an everyday observer browsing through my electronic calendar to precisely that day – this abundant flood of chaos may not be obvious. In fact, looking back at that particular date (in all actuality) shows an absence of activity.
- No meetings.
- No appointments.
- No sporting practices.
- No music classes.
- No school events (for my children OR myself as an instructor).
My electronic calendar (which removes days within “daily view mode” if no activities are present) just skipped over that day as if it never even existed.
However I know this isn’t true – this day did occur.
I know this because: This is the day in my week where I schedule in time for writing here at On-the-Go Momma. Because I haven’t written a new post here since March 10th, I recognize the Wednesday after my last live post date here as the day:
I was successful.
(Yes, you heard me right.)
On Wednesday, March 13th, I was successful in giving myself a break and a pass when I needed it most.
I remembered to respect my limits.
I looked at my time and calculated my priorities.
I enlisted support.
So let me take a little time to fill you in on what I’ve been (successfully) up to over the last couple months…
As President of our School District’s Parent Organization (which services 2 high schools, 3 middle schools and 7 elementary schools)
I helped to lead a Parent Forum on School Safety and our district’s implementation of the A.L.I.C.E. Safety Training Program.
I accomplished a longtime goal of writing for a print publication by securing an every-other month advice column
(titled: Momma’s Corner) and also writing a Mothers’ Day feature article in a community magazine called Sylvania Life.
In my role as a staff member for the National Association of Mothers’ Centers I wrote, designed and interactively created an eBook (soon to be released) providing a clearer step-by-step guide for others hoping to begin a Mothers’ Center Group.
I also traveled to Manhasset, New York (Long Island) in my roll as an NAMC staff member to lead and participate in an amazing retreat for the leaders of Mothers’ Center Groups across the nation.
Can you find me in this image? See more images and read about the retreat here.
- Yes. I’ve kept myself busy (both professionally and personally).
- Yes. It was a little overwhelming at times.
- And YES. I missed this space!
As summer begins I am ready for less work and more play. But I am also ready to get back to doing one of the things I love most – sharing stories here.
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