I Am Tired

I try to call my mama every day. I just love hearing her voice and her stories and lately I’ve been calling her from the little spaces in between here and there and where I need to be next. She typically asks me how I’m doing, and I usually say, something like all is well, I’m good, and I’m tired. She reflected back to me that I always say I’m tired, and asked, “Why is that?”

I told her,  “It’s because I’m really tired.”

She asked me, “Why are you always tired?”

I said, “Because I don’t sleep well anymore and typically stay up later than I should and am awake earlier than my alarm clock, which means I’m typically getting 5 to maybe 7 hours of sleep per night.”

My mind is always busy and that’s not necessarily a good thing nor something to brag about.

Granted, I do love to be busy but probably not like this, and yet this isn’t a complaint either. It just is the state of being right now, in my little world, with three kids in three competitive sports, and youth group activities, homework, a new job for me, an exciting and cool startup for Jeff, as well as my volunteer commitments and community building and exercising, and lots of time back and forth coordinating ride shares and driving my little lovelies from here to there.

My life is good and all is well and busy and I’m tired.  Luckily I wasn’t too tired to see the beautiful sky show tonight with shades of pinks and bright oranges cutting through the blue sky while driving across town.

Now, I just have to figure out how to be less tired. Do you know how? I am learning to regretfully say no and not to over commit, yet the days are still so long and full. Another thing to learn and practice. How do you practice slowing down in the midst of the rush that you really actually love and enjoy? Life is so interesting and tiring and wonderful.

I’m off to bed before the clock strikes midnight… goodnight and sleep well and please do share your thoughts.


4 thoughts on “I Am Tired

  1. We all enjoy your blogging, but being on your “device” later in the evening is probably not great for you getting a sound nights sleep. I’ve read that the bright light disrupts sleep. I would also recommend 1 Excedrin PM.

    • I like the Excedrin PM idea – I forgot about that one. I’m glad you enjoy my blogging. I enjoy it too and is something I love to do. My problem is there are many things I love to do and I probably have to give up one or two… 😉 Thanks for sharing your thoughts Marcia.

  2. Other then kids, and dinner and all those necessary things mom’s do, I would also get your thyroid checked. I was also tired and kept asking all my doctors about it. Most said it was nothing. My thyroid ended up being fine. My mom’s, however, was not. My sister had very low iron and needed 3 months of iron pills to fix her tiredness.
    I told the ear and nose doctor to check out the ringing in my ear and just on the way out of the office I mentioned I snored. He asked if I wanted to do a sleep test and I did. The snoring was my problem and now is fixed. I would not give up, have everything checked, blood test etc. and see if anything shows up. Sleep for 9 hours 3 days in a row and see if that makes a difference. The other thing I did was take vitamins. Here is where I went to get them – great site, the founder was on Oprah. 🙂 https://www.womentowomen.com
    Good luck and hope you figure it out.

    • Thank you Lenka – I appreciate your words of wisdom and I think you’re on to something… I keep thinking it’s that part of getting older…but maybe I need vitamins or something else. Hope you’re getting good sleep now.

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