Thursday, March 24, 2011

Emotions Running High, Life Changes

Heylo, peeps! I just wanted to give a little update on what has been going on with us. One thing I have come to really notice during my pregnancy lately is how my emotions go up and down like crazy. One minute I am loving life, everything about it. I have so much to be grateful for and I really do appreciate those things! Michael has a job, we have a home, a baby on the way, great family who loves us and who we love, an adorable, sweet Jexibelle. The list can go on and on! I know I have been so incredibly blessed in life.

But, the thing about hormones is, no matter how much I have to be happy about, some things just set me off. I can get extremely upset at the flip of a switch. An argument (gasp! yes, it happens on occasion), a sad commercial or tv show, an upsetting story, failed plans, disappointments, etc. The hard thing is keeping those emotions under wraps. I try not to show it most of the time because I don't want someone to stick me in the loony bin or something!

Yesterday was one of those times that something happened and I just had to try to distance myself from the situation and try to look at it rationally. It helps to have someone to talk to who can help you see the picture more clearly. I'm so grateful for that. It all turned out just fine and I ended up feeling pretty good about it in the end.

Michael and I started talking about going back to school. I haven't been in school for a long time. About 6 months to a year after we got married, we decided that I should work full time in order to help save up for a down payment on a home. Michael has a career already, but neither of us have degrees. We were talking about taking classes together eventually (like after the baby comes) online while I stay at home with the baby, and he keeps the job he has. Eventually, the plan is for him to get a better job with higher pay with the degree he will get. It will take a while to get there, but I do think that this is a good choice. Right now our options are limited with neither of us having much college experience. Maybe I can even get a degree and then work from home or something.

Anyway, that's what we have been up to lately.

I'm not usually a fan of change. I get anxiety when things are up in the air and I feel like I can't control the situation. We have big changes happening soon, and though they will be wonderful, it's also scary. It's kind of stressful to think about at this point, but it's comforting to know that I won't be doing it alone.

10 comments :

Carina the Blogarina said...

I know this is completely off topic from your post, but I have to ask: What is your hair secret? It looks so healthy and shiny and bouncy and envy worthy in all you pictures!! Please share! And how do you get those pretty big curls that you have under the together forever headline to the right? When I curl just the tips it just looks ... I don't know; like I curled half my hair! lol

Annie said...

Oh girl.......pregnancy = emotions!!! I was up and down like crazy. Sometimes I would just have to lock myself in my room :) You have LOTS going on...so of course you will have lots of emotions. BUT you are right...so much to be thankful for!!

Manda said...

You DO have so much to be thankful for, but I also understand about sometimes just feeling down!! I mean I don't have pregnancy emotions (yet.. hopefully soon!), but my moods can go up and down like that sometimes.
That is SO good of yall to talk about going back to school! It's a big decision, and will take a while, but you're right- it'll be probably the best for the future!! Good for you guys!!
How many semesters do each of yall have left?

Diana said...

You are very loved Shelley! :)

Neely said...

we are all here for you! Anytime you need to vent, cry whatever I am happy to listen :) REmember that!

Sheri Money said...

Tom and I see babies & careers mixed with school in our future too, possibly. It can be a daunting thought. I know my sister Emily went to school part time for a while after having Josie. Maybe I'll be close by enough to help out! And as for emotions - ha, that sounds like me all the time and I'm not prego!

Stephanie said...

I know what you mean! I work full time and started goin gto school full time last summer. It's a LOT of work, but I try to "begin with the end in mind" and focus on the goal, not the 8-page essay I have to write this weekend. :-P

Good luck and I'm sure you guys can do it together! I'm trying to get my hubs to go back to school too and do it with me!

carina said...

Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog today!

I totally hear ya on the pregnancy hormones. With my first I had all sorts of crying episodes about the impending change. I felt like a crazy person. The good news is, you feel much less crazy after the baby arrives. But I still get teary at ridiculous things - that never goes away :)

Hi, I'm Amy said...

I get anxious when those types of situations arise too. Tyler doesn't get it, but he tries to help me understand that sometimes not having a plan is okay and I am trying really hard to believe that too. It's hard having an anxiety prone personality, but it sure helps having great hubbies that help us relax a little!

Krystal said...

I recommend online courses. I took the first 1.5 years of college in person and then finished the last 3 years online. It was a life saver because I could still work! If you have any questions, just ask!

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