the week that got away

this week flew by when i dared to blink. i accomplished a lot, but not nearly as much as i wanted to. my sink is full of dishes (which i hate), my laundry bred itself this week (really, how does that happen?), and my inbox is overflowing with e-mails that i haven’t returned (cringe).

i often pack my to do list so full that i don’t have time to breathe. intentionally pausing throughout the day to pray and refocus my attention on God has been so good for me. even though i don’t have the things i listed done (plus a thousand others i wanted to finish this week), i’m ok with it.

and while i’m being honest, that’s new for me. i’m type a to the extreme. i would quite possibly be literally crazy if i didn’t have wise people in my life to remind me about what matters.

one once cautioned me to realize that my to do list will never be done. i get that, but my mind often tries to convince me otherwise. it takes a conscious effort to remember it.

another told me that work and home are managed tensions. he must have seen the beginning of a cringe, because his next words were, “tension is not always a bad thing!” he continued to explain what he meant, “if you pour too much into your work, the home often suffers. if you pour too much into your home, your work will suffer. learning to manage the tensions ought to be your focus rather than trying to make them go away. they won’t.”


now, if you’ll excuse me, i’m off to start the day- hopefully with well-managed intentions! :) happy friday, y’all!


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  • Selah May 18, 2012 at 6:41 AM

    Find Time Managment from the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern. There is a book and a DVD and the library should have them. Her insights into managing time have been incredibly helpful to me. I first saw the DVD while studying the Proverbs 31 Woman (and feeling overwhelmed and inadequate).

  • Rhonda Kay May 18, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    Not only is your outfit really cute today but you also have some wise words! Love you, girl!

  • TheLeatherSkirt May 30, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    We all do need to just take a breath now and then, huh?

    BTW… Love this simple & sophisticated look.

    • Caitlin May 30, 2012 at 6:37 PM

      Amen, sister! :) And thank you! Hope you’re having a lovely evening!

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