Hour 17

You know those women...
the ones who seem to find about a hundred and six hours in any given day?

The ones who somehow manage to work full-time jobs while raising beautiful children in spotless houses, squeezing in impressive amounts of crafting (which may or may not be sold on etsy), DIY and home-cooked meals, all the while remaining impeccably groomed, without so much as a wrinkle in their vintage thrifted ensembles...and somehow finding the time to blog about it?


I'm not one of those women.

In fact, I'd assume they were a completely mythological species if I didn't know one or two who came pretty darn close.

Forget crafting, and I don't even have kids. At best I seem to manage to get about 17 hours out of the day, which doesn't do math, I know.

The past several weeks of working 60+ hours a week, laundry, housecleaning, errands, finding quality time for the hubby and getting ready for school to start on Monday has left this girl plain exhausted. (Yep, I just said school. What? Don't all the 30-somethings you know go to school?? No? Ah well, guess I'm a late bloomer.) I'm working at finding balance, and at not feeling that I have to do everything perfectly all the time.

But it's hard! And right now, I'm just tired.

(It's okay btw, if you are totally judging me right now. I realize plenty of ladies out there are coping with lots more than I am and doing it like super-women. If one of those super-women happen to be reading, know this: You. Are. My. Hero!)

In any case, thanks for letting me vent! I wanted a chance to check in with you all, since I haven't gotten a post up in a few days and am waaay behind on answering your lovely comments. But I'll get there! I appreciate every. single. one of you.

Do you ever feel overwhelmed with life? Or are you a super-woman hero? Do tell!



  1. Life is overwhelming! There's no shame in you admitting it. Your problems are still your problems, even if someone else has a bigger one!
    Believe me... those mythological creatures that you speak of, they have their struggles too... I still can't tell you HOW they do what they do, but it's not nearly as seamless as they make it look, I promise!
    Any, by the way, school at 30-something is NOT a bad thing ;) I'll be there myself before too long.
    Good luck with it all!

  2. This is something I deal with on a daily basis. My average work day is 12 hours, with 2 hours of commuting. I still have to do laundry, cleaning and whatever else life throws at me. Hubby helps by doing the cooking and grocery shopping... but there still just aren't enough hours in the day. Finding balance is desperately something I need to do.

  3. I've just found your blog and I love it. I am on the "life is overwhelming" side! I don't have kids (just cats), I'm the sole income earner for my bf and me (a teacher) and am exhausted at the end of the day. I work with a woman who does it all - teaches grade 6, runs government workshops for teachers, teaches 6 fitness classes a week, raises 4 kids (3 of which are teenagers), and has the spotless house you spoke of! I pale in comparison - she's 10 years older than me and has more energy than the energizer bunny!
    Congratulations on going back to school! I hope you find happiness in your chosen path!


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