"How do you do it all?" is a question I get asked quite often by friends. In fact, one of them asked me this question today in relation to keeping up with Project Life.
The true answer is...I don't. Sometimes it may appear that I have things under control, that I have plenty of time to scrap and craft and blog and design, still keep things together at home and have time to be with my family, but I really don't. I soooo don't have my shit together.
I have an anxiety disorder, and with this comes the constant pressure in my brain to do absolutely everything I possibly can right this minute for fear of never having the chance. All day long, I have little reminders going off saying "you have to spend time with Austin because he's growing so fast" and "you have to design this for your shop" and "this room needs cleaning" and "don't forget about the blog" and "hey, it's only the third week of January and you're already technically two weeks behind on Project Life."
The truth is, I never stop. I very, very rarely take breaks to relax. I go from the minute I get up in the morning, to the minute I go to sleep (which is usually around midnight). There are so many things I really want to do (thanks a lot, Pinterest) that never come to fruition, because other things take priority. I'm not complaining. I love my life, anxiety and all. I just don't want anyone under the illusion that I have ample time for this stuff. I don't. I somehow find a way to make the time. It just means other things get sacrificed.