it ain’t even that serious.

I started student teaching 2 weeks ago. It’s been wonderful and I feel completely at peace with my decision to quit my old job and pursue a new career. I’m happy, and I feel like this is where God wants me.

But…….. it has been a bit of an adjustment going back to work. I forgot how challenging it can be to work full time and have a baby. I’ve struggled with this balance since I became a mom. After I come home from work, its a mad dash to play, eat, bathe, and get to bed at a decent hour. We wake up and do it all again the next day. By mid-week, we’ve got no clean underwear and the kitchen sink looks dangerous.

I don’t usually get overwhelmed, but I’ve been a tad overwhelmed the past couple of weeks. The other night, as I was rushing to get in bed by 9:52 p.m, my favorite motto popped in my mind: it ain’t even that serious.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been telling Ben (who gets easily overwhelmed) that ‘it ain’t even that serious’. In college, he would get all worked up about a project. With his jobs, he would get easily stressed. I would always give him a little pep talk, telling him that all these little things we worry and stress about are just that: little things. In the big scheme of things, most of these things we stress about are  so trivial and pointless. And then I’d end with my favorite quote, “IT AIN’T EVEN THAT SERIOUS”.

Apparently he has listened very well to my pep talks, as he’s now the one who stays cool and calm, and I’m the one having breathing problems when I look at our pile of dirty laundry. So today, I’ve had to take a dose of my own medicine and remind myself that it ain’t even that serious. The laundry isn’t going to get up and run away, and the dishes aren’t going anywhere either. I’m off today, and it actually looks like a good day to ride tractors and play hide and seek. Every once in a while, it’s important to remind yourself of what matters most.

Have a blessed Monday 🙂

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7 thoughts on “it ain’t even that serious.

  1. When I worked we had a tight schedule..I worked Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays half days and Thursdays all day even late…Jeff was off Thursdays and did the laundry. I cleaned on Saturdays as my mom kept the baby for me so I could..We food shopped together on Friday nights after work super late. Its what worked for us…Someone we got into routine..No doubt in my mind you will be back in your groove soon enough

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  2. It's a hard pill to swallow when all those dishes/laundry/anything is staring you in the face, but it's a good reminder. It's not that serious. So what? Are you all healthy and happy? That's all that matters. No one needs clean underwear REALLY……LOL

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  3. Girl, I don't know how you do it! And I know from working in schools that teachers have it harder than many other working moms because they have to be ON all day. There's no zoning out for an hour in your cubicle and hoping no one notices when there are thirty little people under your direction! It sounds like you're doing great. I love your motto!

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  4. I think I might need to embrace this too. One of my new years resolutions was to maintain a clean house – let me be the first to say I am failing misreably! About every third day it will hit me like a brick wall and I am so overwhelmed that I feel like I wouldn't finish the laundry or dishes by the end of the week. Of course, nobody except Tyler (and well the dogs) sees it like that.

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