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week 2 I need to breathe


Saturday, March 16, 2013

It just seems non stop. life that is. My mum keeps reminding me that life has stages and the one I am in is a busy one but the next stage will be less so. I get that but how do you survive the busy stage. I don't intend to moan but i'll tell you a bit about me and perhaps one of you spark fab people might have advice that will help.
I'm 40 and married with 3 children. My eldest is just sitting his GCSE' s at the end of high school. My middle one is at primary school and my little Sam is 3 and a very active little fellow. I work as a manager in children's social services. I work full time but regularly work till 2am completing work admin. My husband who is teacher is not in work currently due to being unwell with stress and anxiety. My love in life is my faith and worship but this has its own challenges as i am our youth church coordinator responsible for managing the youth team and running children's church groups. My Vicar has approached me to undertake the lay readers course which takes 3 years to complete. I have refused this due to not physically having the time but i am doing a 12 session "growing church leaders course" some where in the middle i want to exercise and plan meals and take care of me for a bit. Something i'm not very good at. It would make sense to drop the church work but this is the part of my work that gives me a true satisfaction. A real tension.
So this week each evening i have had a commitment including gym personal training session, lent service, growing leaders course, attending 6th form meetings about joes A level studies. At some point I saw my children. said hello to my husband, slept but i didn't get to do my spark people tracking and posting for which i am sorry.
BUT I am healthy, i have a job which is precious in this time of recession, i have a beautiful family friends who love and support me, i have my spark friends who encourage me and........i lost 2 lb this week!
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DIETSAFARI 3/19/2013 5:23AM

    You are really BUSY! Can't DH help a bit with the work admin?
Your life sounds fabulous, but talk to Jesus about what His priorities for you are?
I have seen that if I get to the Lord and into the Word first, the rest of the stuff are easier and quicker.
I will pray for you, that you will just breeze through work stuff with total excellence.
And for your hubby and his employment/recuperation situation.
Bless you

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JUNIAATROME 3/18/2013 4:51PM

    Oh I do see where all the frustration comes from. I wished I was wiser and could give you a short cut recipe - but you know that does not work! So instead I just wish you wisdom to handle it all and wish for your DH strength. I so feel for teachers. It's becoming a very demanding job.

But I feel for you - our lives do look a lot similar and that's probably also why our bodies to too emoticon But we are getting where we should be. Blessings on your head!

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AWESOMECHELZ 3/16/2013 6:48PM

    I am older now and not as busy but at one time, I was like you. The problem was that no one ever told me that it was okay to say "no" to some things and that I needed some time for myself daily, even if it was only 15 minutes. Ultimately, I got sick. You have SO much!! I hope you are able to say "no" sometimes to things and not feel like you have to carry the whole world on your shoulders. And, for sure, ask you hubby for support. I hope you feel you can. I am sending you lots of love from the USA! emoticon Love, Chelsea

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