In the whirlwind.

It’s not that I don’t want to blog. It’s not that documenting, sharing, engaging, pondering, proclaiming (etc.), is not important or interesting to me.

It’s that the weeks are a whirlwind. It is all I can do to prepare for each day and some weeks I need to think two, three or four days ahead. Weekends seem to already be booked out for months.

So as much as I love this, as excited as I am to be active in this space with (a few?) new eyes watching, I’ve got higher priorities right now. And if I didn’t let this fall by the wayside, I wouldn’t be who I claim to be, ya know?

I’m busy with work, and now school and homework again. I’m busy with workouts and grocery shopping and cooking and the dishes that follow. Oh and those kids. Those are the duhs. I’m also busy with catching the sunshine when it makes an appearance. I’m busy with tickling the slobbery chin of my 16-month-old. I’m busy with helping to satiate my four-year-old’s wild appetite for “The Kirsten Books” (we started Meet Kirsten only a couple weeks ago and are about to finish the 5th in the series).

I’m busy with surviving but I’m also busy with squeezing as much living as I can around the edges.

I always wish I blogged more. I wish I made time for short ones, about the little things. In my head I’ve a dozen in- depth posts, easily. And I get stuck on that, that one I can’t find the time to get to. Followed by that other. And that other. I don’t like for blogging to get overwhelming and any worry and stress is a horrible use of my mental resources.

I wrote this post on my phone, from my bed. It’s about 8pm. I’ve been up since 4:45am. And I’m looking at two days of leaving by 7:30 in the morn and hoping to return before 8:30 in the eve.

So I’ll take a breath, and jump back into the whirlwind. Because that’s what I do.

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4 thoughts on “In the whirlwind.

  1. I am totally and completely in support of you taking whatever stoppage or break you need in order to live your life. 🙂 Thank you for all you’ve posted and the wisdom you’ve shared.

  2. From one mom to another, who appreciates fully the whirlwind from which you write, I want to say a huge thank you for sharing your story. As I read your story over of EP and now reading your posts here, I realized I have been afraid of the whirlwind, so I have been avoiding adding things to the pile that help me. I’m still scared, I still want to keep certain things in their priority spot, but I am going to start a 30 day No Excuses Journey of my own – inspired 100% by your story. For the next 30 days I am strict Paleo, no eating out, no junk, no cheats, no little nibbles of my kid’s food. I know I can do it because you did it…thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your story.

    1. Amanda,

      Wow. I’m not sure I even know how to respond to that.

      I totally hear you on the adding more to the whirlwind fear. I was lucky to transition into this lifestyle during a quieter time in my life, though now that’s it’s crazy I think eating paleo fuels me and being so busy also keeps me on track (no time to feel like crap, ya know?).

      I’m seriously honored to be considered inspiring. Good luck on your 30 days and if you do slip up, SO WHAT, do not let that deter you. Do you blog or tweet anywhere I can follow along? I’ve not been so good about logging into EPLifeFit (if anyone is not familiar with this and interested in the paleo lifestyle–especially the exercise–you should check it out) but will try to do better!

      1. I’m not blogging it anywhere mostly because I really want the next 30 days to be about making this my own – building habits that reflect real life and that I will keep up for years to come. I just spend February and March completing a paleo challenge at my Box and loved it – but I’ve been slipping mostly because I haven’t made it totally mine and because it took up so much time during the challenge, my life is demanding that this become more real life. So, with that in mind I decided not to blog it so that I can focus on creating balance. I’m really really loving your blog and it is a huge help and inspiration – you’re saying what’s in my head. Thank you for sharing your journey! I will let you know what happens along my way

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