Icky Guilt

Monday, March 5, 2012

Hello, out there! If you're here and reading this poor, neglected blog, then I say good Monday morning to you!

As I type this, Lily is sound asleep, Carl is working on a paper at the kitchen table, and I am on the couch, sipping a cup of tea, feeling more calm than I have in weeks months. Let me take a few moments to explain my absence... At the end of January, one of my bosses resigned pretty suddenly. It was an unexpected departure and really rattled the small communications team at the museum where I work. What was once a three-person team (plus one intern), shrank to a two-person team virtually overnight. It was a chance--a good change--but one that includes juggling countless projects, deadlines, responsibilities...I'm sure you can imagine.

Pair that with 500+ pages of literature I'm assigned each week as part of my grad school program, plus household duties and of course the responsibilities of being a fiance and a mama, and I had been feeling overwhelmed for a while. Honestly, I felt too guilty to blog unless the reading was done and the house was in order. I felt guilty and uninspired and kind of overwhelmed by the prospect of putting my thoughts on paper (erm, virtually?) and pretending I had it all together. FINALLY, after weeks and weeks of feeling somehow ill-suited to juggle all of this, I've done it. Things at work are settling into a manageable pace, our home is clean, school is still hectic (but Spring Break is in sight!) and I finally feel like I can spare a few minutes to blog guilt-free.

With that said, I've got a ton of pictures and updates I'd like to share, and I will, over the next few days. For now, I wanted to share this beautiful download I found here, because if you're anything like me, you could use a little reminder once in a while. 


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