After a crazy week, it’s just okay.

It’s been an exceptionally crazy week.

One of those weeks where I realized stuff has to give, and it’s just okay. 

In my journey towards letting go, loosening my death grip on routine and perfectionism and putting undue pressure on myself (there’s enough pressure in this world, why do I add MORE to it?!), it was one of those weeks where I had to put my money where my mouth is.

And not stress the extra laundry (gasp!), stray dish or two in the sink for more than an hour (gasp! gasp!), or class I wanted to take (today, but after an especially trying two days, I just have nothing left, so I let this go too).

And step back, take a moment to sneak in a few extra intimate moments with M this morning, since we’ve been ships passing in the night (our sole dinner together was Monday night, sadly), and embrace the time we did have this week – running outside twice together, a few extra mushy IMs or texts during the day, an extra ‘I love you’ or two.

It was also a chance for me to take a step back and reset my focus, and reinvigorate things at work. Though the last two days, in particular were mentally and physically tiring (just long days out of my comfy cozy home office, big meetings and lots of them), I came away from it feeling a bit more energized, and if that’s not a good sign, I am not sure what is, when it comes to work.

It was also a chance for me to test my patience in all things sickies. Last week, the stomach bug that had me appreciating what rest does, and this week? A cold that would not relent. The snot just wouldn’t stop coming. So.much.snot. Gross, I know, but seriously, it was of epic proportions. And it added an extra layer of stress to my two days of meetings where I felt less than professional with my box of tissues, raw nose, hoarse voice and cough. But I made it through, I took it day by day and I didn’t try to do too much. I know it made a huge difference to the severity of this cold (for as much snot as there was, I didn’t ‘feel’ that sick, thankfully!).

I am feeling ridiculously relieved as the week comes to a close, and pleasantly surprised at what letting go and practicing what I preach has done for me this week. I think that deserves a cheers or two, or three, don’t you? 😉

14 thoughts on “After a crazy week, it’s just okay.

  1. I don’t know WHAT is going on with 2014 so far but the past 2 weeks have been off to a rough start for me as well. I finally feel like I can breathe a little and I’m trying to just let go and calm down.

  2. Hey you! Slowly making my way back in to the blogging world. Haha. I hear you on your crazy week. I feel as though, right now, I’m far too unorganized. Class has only been back in session for two weeks and I’ve had to keep up with 12 chapters of reading. (Seriously…7 in the first week!) Add that on top of my photography biz, and I’m feeling far too unorganized and behind. I felt like I was scrambling all week. Good for you, though, for being mindful of what you need and taking a little bit of the load off yourself. I hope you’re feeling better and that this weekend is just what you needed.

    1. welcome back friend 🙂 I hope this week is better and you aren’t feel scrambly. that’s the worst feeling, I swear. Can’t think straight, can’t do one thing good, do everything half assed. That’s how I felt last week!

  3. Oh man. I was SO HAPPY when the week ended. I don’t know what it was about last week. Must have been the full moon? Everything seemed to be turned on its head. I hope that you are feeling better!!! xox

  4. Just found you’re blog through NYCRunningMama. I totally have those weeks and it usually comes after a few weeks or riding high on “I’m doing it all!! And I”m so great!!” It’s always a nice little humbling kick in the pants to have to let some things go and be OK with just OK.

    1. Glad to have you 🙂 and yes! so true – some weeks, I feel like I kick a$$ and take names, while others, I totally struggle to stay ahead, and that’s when I need to step back!

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