I’ve written about the importance of margin in life since very early on in my blogging days. It’s a principle that we’ve consistently tried to apply to our life.
Well, I lost my margin earlier this year and I’m struggling to get it back.
There are a few reasons for this, but the primary issue is that I lost the margin in my Sundays and it has snowballed into a loss of mental margin in my life. Caroline is feeling it as well. I’m not sure what the answer is, but wow. You can know something is true and live it consistently to the point you almost take it for granted, but when it gets messed up… It’s so noticeable the way it negatively impacts your life. We’ve both been in that on-the-verge-of-tears-from-lack-of-downtime feeling so many times in 2023 I’ve lost count.
So that’s what I’ve been up to and why I’ve not been doing much around here. I’ve been mentally tired from lack of introvert downtime and when I’m tired, I’m indecisive. And when I’m indecisive I don’t feel like doing anything that requires much effort. For some reason the older post Parenting and Homeschooling an an Introvert became popular today. I saw it ranking in my sidebar and read it again as well as some of my comments. Still so incredibly accurate. I wrote it when Caroline was almost six and then left a lengthy comment when she was almost 13.5 years old. It’s all still true.
We celebrated It’s A Girl Day and Mother’s Day this month. Thankfully we’ve been doing well with our homeschooling since I’ve prioritized that above everything else. Caroline and I have been playing Yahtzee almost every school day for the past few weeks and having lots of fun with it. David and I are finally watching the Victoria series they bought for my birthday last year. We’re half way through Season 3. I watched it in real time on PBS and then on Amazon Prime at one point so I’ve seen it a few times. David has never seen it so he’s enjoying it. At least I feel like I’m accomplishing something by watching the series with him.
It’s now the middle of May and I don’t have our winter clothes packed away because it feels like too much work. Yes, that’s how bad it’s been. Maybe this weekend I’ll get it done.
This too shall pass. Eventually.