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This Plus That Equals…. Worries

This plus that equals…. worries

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is all about the little things that are worrying me at the moment.

BRIO Cargo Helicopter
Look at that happy face!!


L got into his first choice school, great, no worries there. But I am worried about  lot of the things that come with it.

I’m worried if he’ll like it or not. If he’ll settle in. Will he make friends?

I’m worried about me, I really don’t think I’ll handle this well. I am going to miss him so much.

I’m also worried about the logistics. How will I fit my hours in at work. How will we ever have enough holiday to cover the school holidays and have family time.

Spring Fling 2018
I find it too easy to smile and fake it


I’ve noticed recently I’ve started that all familiar spiral. I struggle with any motivation. I am tired and will sleep at the drop of a hat. I feel that tightness and anxiety in my chest.

None of these are good signs for me. Not at all.

I’d like to try and pull myself back whilst I am still able but I am a little worried I didn’t notice soon enough.

To do lists

Taking on too much 

Husb potentially working away. An extension on the horizon. L starting school. All the holidays. Staying busy blogging. Trying to have a social life.

There is so much happening or about to happen.

Big things, things over and above the daily work we already juggle.

I know I’m overstretched but have I stretched the whole family too thin?

Poorly cuddles
Poorly cuddles


This may be a silly thing to worry about but I cannot remember the last time L was ill. He’s had a sniffle here and there but nothing that has amounted to anything.

I genuinely can’t remember him being properly ill for at least a year and husbs and I have both been pretty healthy too. We haven’t been really ill since the last time L was and he infected all of us!!

This worries me. It’s like I’m just waiting for something to happen. Ridiculous I know but I can’t help it.

Working from home with NuSkin


One of my work besties has got a new job. Hurrah!! I couldn’t be more happy for her.

I’m worried her replacement won’t be as good though.

We have a very small and tight knit team. I’ve already been through a couple of ‘wrong’ people and seen what it does to the whole atmosphere.

Quite frankly I just don’t think I can put up with that again at the moment. Work is currently my place of safety.

It’s nice and structured, I don’t have to think too hard, I’ve got ace friends and it’s fun. I need my little haven!

I know I’m worrying about a lot of things I have zero control over, but that’s often the way, as if I could control it I wouldn’t be worried!

Finally, I’m linking up with #TwinklyTuesday, #Blogstravaganza, #StayClassyMama and #fortheloveofBLOG




Bringing up Georgia

28 thoughts on “This Plus That Equals…. Worries”

  1. I hear you, and i feel you. I have spent so much energy worrying of late — I am trying a new tack. It’s called acceptance. I have to remind myself, but once I do, it all feels a little lighter. I hope you find the acceptance too! #stayclassymama

    1. I’m going to be a mess in September. Thankfully I’ve got nearly the whole month off work, l think they couldn’t face dealing with me so authorised the obscene amount of holiday to be rid of me

  2. Worry is the worst feeling in the world and I’m guilty of worrying a lot even about hypothetical things but I have come to understand that some things are just out of our control (this is major for me as I’m a bit of a control freak)
    Thank you for sharing with #StayClassymama

  3. I think it’s all too easy to worry too much especially about things that haven’t happened, or may not happen. Try not to let these things worry you and focus on the positives instead. If any of these things do happen, you will be fine, and I know what you mean about feeling overwhelmed with work etc. Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x
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  4. I love how honest you’ve been. There’s always something to worry over and I often find that the lack of control and not knowing what to expect is far worse than the reality. Try to make some time for yourself so you can de-stress (easier said than done, I know!). Thanks for linking up #twinklytuesday xx

    1. Writing them down really helps me. They seem more manageable on paper. Plus you are so right, people are healthier I the summer, that’s actually helped me loads!

  5. I’m sorry to hear that you’re feeling this way. Take a deep breath and remember that nothing is more important than giving yourself some time out. Thanks for co-hosting #Blogstravaganza this week 🙂 xx

  6. I’m so sorry that you’re feeling this way my lovely. Take deep breaths and go one step at at time. Thanks so much for hosting this week, it’s great to have you xx

  7. I worry about everything too ever since I became a mum. But now I have learned to not worry about things that are not actually happening. When I’m swamped with things to do, I prioritize and that helps take some of the stress off. #blogstravaganza

    1. It’s the things that aren’t happening that are worrying me the most at the moment. A sure fire way of telling me I’ve taken on too much and need a break

  8. What an honest post, that is a lot of worrying!! Although I am exactly the same, if I can’t control it I will sit worrying about it!!


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