Today is one of those days where I'm struggling to come up with something to write. I have a lot of posts and topics in mind, but nothing seems right today. I've been struggling at school a little bit since Christmas break ended. I realize everyone feels a little draggy for the first couple days, but this overwhelming sense of blah has been plaguing me for a couple of weeks now.
I think most of my stress comes from having too many things to do and not enough time to get them all done. I think we all deal with this from time to time, but right now I feel this way every day. At the moment, I feel like I'm caught in a strange wife/mommy/librarian/runner/entrepreneur vortex with no escape.
As far as being a librarian goes, I'm feeling totally overwhelmed. First of all, I'm behind on my own library lesson plans. We had a very busy schedule in the month of December - special programs, field trips, etc., so there were several weeks that we didn't have library class. Since we've been back in school, I've been running a school wide fundraiser, so I had to use my class time to talk about that. The library doesn't even get the money from the fundraiser, but I do it more as a goodwill gesture for my principal. Once the fundraiser wraps up, I'll finally be able to get back to normal for a few weeks. Then it will be book fair time again...
Next, I guess you could say I'm having a little Twitter envy. I don't log in to Twitter very often - I just don't have the time. When I do, I see amazing ideas from all these rock star librarians and I start feeling like I should be doing so much more. That reminds me of my already overwhelming schedule both at work and at home, and I'm right back to square one: being totally stressed and feeling like nothing I do is good enough.
Finally, I'm stressed because I haven't had time to finish February's library lesson plans. Well, I guess you could say I've chosen to do other things instead. They were important things, though. I promise. Well, I probably could have skipped the Sunday afternoon nap, but I felt that was pretty important. 🙂 I wanted to let everyone know that I will get them posted no later than Monday, January 21. That's my baby girl's 2nd birthday, but we're having her party on Sunday and I'll have help with my kids over the weekend, which should allow me some time to work on the site.
Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed? What helps you relax? Also, what would you like to see me post about in the future? Share with us in the comments.