Managing Myself (or lack thereof)

managing myself

I guess I'm good at managing everything but myself.

I can manage a blog (or two) like a boss.

I can manage three kids with ease (at times).

I can manage working three days a week and being home four.

I can manage the little idiosyncrasies that need managing.

But managing myself? I am all jumbled up inside, uncontrolled, barely manageable, and nearly drowning.

Is this what I thought life would be like?

Yes, to a huge extent. I have always been like this. I've been social and all over the place since exiting the womb (and was probably both of those things when I was inside, but they just didn't know how much so yet). I have gotten in trouble every year at school -- Jenna really needs to work on staying quieter in class -- Jenna is a social butterfly who needs to work on that, otherwise she's wonderful.. Thank you, thank you for the encouraging words.

I'm a great networker. Can I make a business out of this? Out of being a professional networker? What are they called?

Wait, that's exactly my problem. way too many things, Jenna. way too many.

I need a chill pill. Or four. I need to stop managing everything outside of myself and take a look at the chaos inside. How do you separate and divvy up and prioritize when it's in your heart?

[Tweet "I need to stop managing everything outside of myself and take a look at the chaos inside."]

How do I want to be everywhere and nowhere at once? How do I find my footing in a world that I created to make me lose my step? How do I lay the foundation back down to where I can rest easy... where I can take a break, where I can find a place, a place to chill the heck out?

[Tweet "How do I lay the foundation back down to where I can rest easy?"]

How in the world did this all come about, and how do I give everything all my love all at once? How do mothers and working women and bloggers and professional networkers and humans find the peace in the jumbled bits of our hearts?

[Tweet "How do we find the peace in the jumbled bits of our hearts?"]

Tell me your secrets, dear friend. Tell me them all. Tell me how to repave my roads, or allow Him to, more importantly? How do I get there?

sponsors141p6z6.jpg Jenny is the founder and owner of Aventyr Kidswear, a company based out of Maine, USA. I love that Aventyr's name is based on the Swedish word for adventure. I'm kind of obsessed with the "whys" of how a name came about, so I love that Adventure -- Aventyr -- is the name for a kids' clothing line.

It all started last year when Jenny wanted to make clothes that were colorful, fun and comfortable. All of Aventyr's garments are made in the USA! They made from organic cotton and organically grown bamboo fabrics, and the prints are "made using water-based, ecologically safe pigment ink." <--- So, so good.

You know I'm a sucker for mamas working hard at their passions, and Aventyr is no exception to that. It's a wonderful company that you should check out.

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In between tweeting, reading books to my daughters, and [not] burning mac n cheese, I am the Founder + Creative Director of Blessed is She women's ministry + community.