Tuesday, November 8, 2011

the different kinds of "overwhelmed."

[germany. 11.6.2011]

sometimes i get a bit overwhelmed.

there are moments when i log-on facebook to see another high school peer has wed and my heart struggles between feelings of happiness for them and longings for me.

there are times when i feel really out of shape as i push my bike up the hill that taunts me and i get really grumpy with myself.

there are days when i hate my hair and want to cut it all off and give up on trying to perfect my beloved heidi braid crush.

sometime i get a bit overwhelmed.

there are moments i get teary-eyed just reading about the millions of beautiful love stories and knowing i will someday have my very own.

there are times when i ride my bike and i am so blessed to have legs willing to turn the peddles and hair for the wind to blow through.

there are days when i am overwhelmed by joy.

and i'll tell you what, i'm working on making the moments of joy overwhelm the moments of disappointment.

ain't it so overwhelmingly simple sometimes, this whole perspective thing?
i sure think so. but boy, oh boy, how i do forget, sometimes.

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  1. I can agree with you on a lot of those, so you are not alone!! I love that song, by the way. Florence and the Machines is awesome.

  2. LOVE this post, Anna you got it. Just how I feel right now. Love you, can't wait to see you.

  3. This post is right up my alley. I could write buckets on this topic (but shall refrain for sake of both our sanities) but will leave with a quote from The Help : You is kind, You is smart, You is important.

    Be kind to yourself--that joy will always be ready for you when you both want and need it.

    You are definitely not alone in this feeling!

    I say we both go make some chocolate chip cookies and start finding a bit of that joy :)

    p.s. your blog is lovely! so happy I have stumbled upon it

  4. Amen! Loved your post and this song is awesome.


  5. fabulous post! i agree, i agree, i agree, with it all :)

    when it all gets overwhelming, take a deep breath and a moment for yourself. sometimes it helps to dance it out :)

  6. you'd magic in your fingers as you typed this, you sure captured the way many of us feel.

  7. right this moment I was feeling an overwhelming breakdown coming on and this post just saved me :)

  8. you do not know how much i needed this post! and it sounds like a bunch of other people needed it too. :)

    you are so wonderful with words, anna. and always remind me to keep things in perspective. thank you!

  9. oh lord, isn't this the truth. sending you lots of love and good vibes from boston, darling! :)


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