BLAHG Post: I’m Overwhelmed

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Hello. I’ve been feeling overwhelmed lately so this post is just going to be a big brain dump.

I’ve been feeling overwhelmed lately and it’s not that anything bad has happened in my life. In fact, I’ve experienced a ton of GOOD things recently! But the thing about me and my anxiety is that even good things can feel overwhelming.

I feel like my anxiety has been in overdrive since mid-September. First, there was the flea situation, then there was the lump situation (working on an update for that, by the way), not to mention getting ready for the Midterms (because Jeff is the Chair of our county’s Democratic Party) and taking the leap to teach an Instagram class this past weekend. I have been REALLY stressed.

I’m trying to focus on self-care and less critical self-talk.  A lot of times I tell myself I shouldn’t feel a certain way but the truth is you can’t control your thoughts and feelings, you can only control what you do with them. There are no shoulds or shouldn’ts.

I beat myself up all the time because my anxiety prevents from doing the simplest tasks. I stress out over things that I WANT to do. I want to blog. I want to teach people how to use Instagram. I want to meet a friend for coffee. I want to clean my house. I want to go to the gym. So why do I start to dread it all?

My mom is coming to visit on Monday and I’ve been looking forward to it for MONTHS. Jeff and I are hosting Thanksgiving at our house for the first time in our lives. My in-laws are coming, too.  I AM SO EXCITED. But I’m also overwhelmed by my to-do list.  I’m overwhelmed by how much there is to clean (and why can’t we ever keep our house clean?). I’m stressed that we don’t have enough art on the walls and that we haven’t hung the dining room curtains (even though we’ve lived in this house for almost two years). I’m stressed that our bathtub is leaking (and we haven’t had it fixed yet). I’m stressed that I have to grocery shopping (for recipes I’m excited to make). I’m stressing out about getting it all done and I’m beating myself up because I absolutely have time to do it all but my anxiety paralyzes me instead.

Yesterday, after talking to my friend Amanda about not feeling satisfied with any of my blog drafts, she said, “maybe you should write a blog post about feeling blah instead? And call it a blahg post.”

So, here it is, a “BLAHG” post and I’m writing it because I needed to get it all out. I’m writing it because I know I can’t be alone in these feelings. I’m writing it because I’m feeling blah and wanted to talk about it.

As always, thanks for reading.

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Effin’ Birds Giveaway (CLOSED)

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! I’ll announce the winners Friday, November 16. BUT DON’T WORRY IF YOU DIDN’T WIN- use discount code ROSEYREBECCA at checkout to receive 10% off your entire Effin’ Birds order from now until December 31, 2018.

And be sure to check back for more fun giveaways on Rosey Rebecca in the future! Thanks for entering!

Hi! Hi! Hi!

I’M SO EXCITED! I know I’ve mentioned Effin’ Birds on my blog at least once before but I don’t think I’ve ever really talked about how much I love them!  My brother-in-law, Tom, sent me their website earlier this year and I was immediately obsessed.Effin' Birds Giveaway-www.roseyrebecca.com

If you know me, you know that my sense of humor is incredibly silly, which is why Effin’ Birds is perfect for me. Their products feature pictures of birds alongside ridiculous, unnecessarily vulgar phrases.  There’s absolutely NO POINT to it and that’s why I think it’s amazing and hilarious.

Effin' Birds Giveaway-www.roseyrebecca.comI shouldn’t say there’s no point because Effin’ Birds has a particular set of products called The Audubon Collection, and for every product sold from that collection, they donate $5 to the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove in Pennsylvania, which focusses on conservation and restoration of wildlife habitats, specifically focussing on the needs of birds.

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When I reached out to Effin’ Birds last month to see if they’d be interested in having me host a giveaway, they not only said yes, but generously agreed to let me choose THREE WINNERS.

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One winner will receive an Effin’ Birds Mug.

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Another winner will receive an Effin’ Birds Hoodie or Sweater.

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And the third winner will recieve an Effin’ Birds T-Shirt.

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Winners will get to choose which design they want on their respective prize.  Effin' Birds Giveaway-www.roseyrebecca.com

GIVEAWAY TIME

WHAT YOU WILL WIN:

THREE WINNERS!

  1. One Winner will receive an Effin’ Birds Mug
  2. One Winner will receive an Effin’ Birds T-Shirt
  3. One Winner will receive an Effin’ Birds Hoodie/Sweater
HOW TO ENTER:

Head to the Effin’ Birds website and take a look around. Then let me know your favorite design in the comment section of this post. That’s it! BAM. ENTERED.

BONUS ENTRIES:

*MAKE SURE TO LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH ADDITIONAL ENTRY*

  1. Follow Rosey Rebecca and Effin’ Birds on Instagram
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  3. Follow Rosey Rebecca and Effin’ Birds on Twitter
  4. Spread the word about this giveaway! Talk about it on social media or on your blog. Make sure to tag me or leave a link in the comment section so I can check.
RULES:
  1. You have until 11:59 P.M. EST on Thursday, November 15 to enter.
  2. I will select and announce the winners on Friday, November 16 via the Random Integer Generator. The winners will have until midnight on Sunday, November 18 to contact me and claim their prize. If the winner does not reply by then, I will choose a new winner on Monday, November 19.

Good Luck!

Disclaimer: Effin’ Birds did not compensate me in any way to run this giveaway. As always, the opinions expressed on Rosey Rebecca are my own.

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