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post #1 of 11
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I need to know I am not the only workalcoholic out there having life issues!

I really do love my job but I SWEAR I HATE the months of Jan-March. These are the most BUSIEST months for me.

The last 2 weeks, I have had to bring work home ALMOST EVERY NIGHT and work from 6 OR 7 TO MIDNIGHT trying to catch up on work but not with much success..

Today I didn't have time for breakfast so I skipped it, I had to ask a student worker to get me a hamburger at 12:30 THEN I couldn't get to take a BITE of the hamburger until 2 pm due to all the interruptions by students, student workers needing my help, co workers needing help AND employers wanting to know more about our upcoming fair, etc! I couldn't even FINISH the hamburger by 6 pm. That's how busy I was today.. I left work at 6, got home, fed the cats, gave Tango his eye medicine then started working at 7:30 (after getting a few friends upset cuz I forgot to show up for a meeting at 7) and it's now 10 and I'm not even half done..

PLEASE tell me that some of you guys have days like this too.. If you do, how do you handle this??

I feel sooo guilty for my cats cuz I haven't had much time to play with them. I try to play with them half an hour before I fall asleep these last couple weeks but it's not the same.. I took a break from working Sat, Sun and Mon and gave cats more attention so that helped a bit.

It's also hard for me because I have to fight with Tango to give him medicine at least 10 times a day for his eye and his eye is NOT improving.. There's a thread about that in health section so I won't go into THAT here.

NOW, my sis is telling me that my nephew who is ONLY 21 will be getting married on March 14th to a 19 year old girl he met in September and she wants to know if I can fly out to Utah for the wedding.. I really have MIXED FEELINGS about this because I have spent so much money on getting Tango's eye treated that I"m almost maxed out on my credit card, I am so overwhelmed with work and will continue to be very busy until end of April so it'd be extremely difficult for me to get away for a couple days and at this time I DO NOT want to spend any time away from Tango with his eye issues. BUT I don't want to miss another wedding, create more bad feelings in my family and have them mutter about how I put cats, work or friends first before family... I DO CHERISH family.... how do I explain this?? I feel responsible for my cats- they're my babies. They got really upset with me about Tango several times and have repeatedly told me to put him to sleep just to save money. I also live very far from family (they are all in Utah while I live in Maryland) so I don't keep in touch with them on a frequent basis (they don't either)..

I guess I just better shut up! I am rambling on now.. I guess I just need to know that I'm not the only one out there overwhelmed at work, struggling with life issues and if so, how do YOU handle it????
post #2 of 11
during the week, i dont have time to play with the cats.
I am working 10-12 hours, that leaves no time. i try to play with them a few min before i leave for work, when i get home they nomraly spend that time chasing each other around.

lol but i still wake up with them in bed most of the time
post #3 of 11
Sweetie, I have soooo much going on in my life it's not even funny. I just thank God every day I am a strong person. Not only I own an accounting business but my mom has terminal cancer which will prompt me to have to move the bulk of my business to the home. I have no family here so my mom and I only have each other. This has been so overwhelming sometimes I just want to crawl inside a hole and stay there.
post #4 of 11
I have been having panic attacks. My sweetie has been not making much money, but I can't fault him, he goes in every day. I am afraid every day when I go in, I won't have a job, and it has being keeping us going, and it would be a disaster if I lost it along with our health insurance. I am so grateful to be able to help, and I still work at the salon when I can. He has taken care of me for many years and finally I can help. I didn't realize how tough it can be.
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by oOoMissEoOo View Post
Sweetie, I have soooo much going on in my life it's not even funny. I just thank God every day I am a strong person. Not only I own an accounting business but my mom has terminal cancer which will prompt me to have to move the bulk of my business to the home. I have no family here so my mom and I only have each other. This has been so overwhelming sometimes I just want to crawl inside a hole and stay there.
My goodness, you do have a lot going on.You must be very strong and I don't blame you for wanting to crawl into a hole. That is more than most people can handle.

Hugs to you and your mom! Hang in there!
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by spudsmom View Post
My goodness, you do have a lot going on.You must be very strong and I don't blame you for wanting to crawl into a hole. That is more than most people can handle.

Hugs to you and your mom! Hang in there!
Thank you. <3
post #7 of 11
I'll spare you the details - suffice it to say that I CAN AND DO relate.

I took Monday off as a "head space" day. It helped a little bit.

You need to set aside YOU time, that's the only way to cope and to persevere under such stressload.
post #8 of 11
Can you hire a pet nanny during your busiest months? Or a neighborhood teen that can work after school to play with them? Might relieve some of your worries about the cats.
I'd go to the wedding and take a mental health break with the family and relax. Unless that wouldn't be relaxing.
post #9 of 11
I know how you feel!!! I work full time, I am taking 15 credit hours at school this semster, my father is having serious health problems so I have been helping take care of him, my diabetic cats blood sugar has gone haywire, my kitten was just diagnoised with stomatitis, my dog has a skin infection, I do all the cleaning around the house.... Sometimes it feels like there isn't enough time in the day...

When I get really stressed I will light some candles and just meditate. Stop thinking about what I have to do and think about what I want to do... I picture my self on a nice vacation and all the fun things I would do... Or I take a nice hot bath and just focus on my breathing.

Sometime you just have to say, "forget everyone else, this is MY time and I'm going to do what I want to do... not what I need to do, but what I WANT to do"
post #10 of 11
Awww, hang in there..I am sorry things are so hectic for you right now. I really hope they slow down for you soon
post #11 of 11
I hear ya...yesterday I felt like my head was going to explode...I wake up with my heart pounding thinking about what I've got to do...I am currently scoping out a good mental health day...

Hang in there, as they say, this too will pass...
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