Let me just start by saying that I thought last week was crazy. It’s almost like the Universe said, “Oh you think that is crazy… Just wait.” Because this week was even more insane. I’ve been trying to describe what exactly I’m going through to friends and family, but it’s hard to really communicate. You see, everything is good. In fact, everything is GREAT. Yet, there’s a lot going on and it’s all stressful. Good stress… but, in my opinion, stress is stress. I’m simply overwhelmed by it all. From the number of emails (1,300 in two days…) to meetings big and small to the phone calls; the planning, the executing, the being “on”… the decisions. The accountants and the lawyers (again, good!).
Again, it’s all super great things right on the horizon and a little bit into the future. But everything is swirling around in my head and it’s just a lot.
On Monday, I had been running around pretty much like a crazy person all day long and I finally just melted down. I made Mackenzie come work with me at night in our favorite coffee shop (… and cried). When it closed, I got a croissant and a latte, put on my pajamas, and sat down to get another three hours of work done.
Taking things one day at a time, relying on my amazing friends, and just… breathing… has been getting me through. I also have to keep reminding myself that everything is good, the stress is good, and even though it’s overwhelming that I can absolutely do it. It is all going to work out just the way it’s supposed to work out.
Mackenzie and I have been trading off on good and bad days. Thankfully, when I’m overwhelmed she’s pulled together and when she’s overwhelmed I’m pulled together. We totally, totally understand what each other is going through. For that, I’m beyond grateful.
I guess the biggest thing we’ve both realized over the past two weeks, and what we’ll be reminding each other for the next month and a half, is that stress is stress. Even when it’s stress from good things. Making sure we’re taking care of our bodies and getting the sleep we need is extremely important. Taking breaks even when it feels like we don’t have the time is even more important.
The other week I tweeted “I can’t tell if this is the craziest my life will ever be… or if it’s the beginning of a very, very, very crazy life.” I’m beginning to think that it’s the latter of that statement. And although it’s not easy… I’m excited!