7.14.2009

work and wedding planning...the balancing act.

As I sit here writing to avoid the thing I actually should be doing...aka packing for my next work trip, I find myself questioning how to balance the two. Work has been a little stressful lately, as we have a very very very important deadline coming up. Wedding planning has been no less stressful, as we are now under the 2 month mark with no shortage of tasks left to complete.

I find myself a little torn between the two at the moment. On one hand, I usually enjoy traveling for work because it means we are out visiting customers; one of the parts of my job that I enjoy most. But it means sitting in an airport and working long hours and being away from my sewing machine. Have I mentioned I haven't finished the table runners yet? I can't help but wish that I didn't have to go, but then I'd be coming home after a boring day of work in the office, and sitting down with my Kenmore and knocking out a runner or two. I'd feel much more accomplished on the wedding front, but not so satisfied with my other job..you know, the one I actually get paid for.

I feel like I've been working two full time jobs for the past eleven months. Even while I'm traveling, I find myself thinking of ways to work both of them. Just last week I started laying out our programs in Illustrator on my flight to Sacramento. While in my hotel room in Cincinnati this week, I fully intend on wrapping up the final playlist for our ceremony.

So where is the balance? At the moment, there isn't one. I go to work (whether it be in the office or out of town), then I come home (or sit in my hotel room) and it's time to tackle the wedding to-do list. At some point I sleep, but in the morning it doesn't feel like I ever closed my eyes. Luckily for me, it can only last two more months. I'm glad I didn't have a longer engagement, or I might be a little nuts (and a little more than exhausted) by the end of this thing!

How do you balance work and wedding planning? Do you feel like you're working two full time jobs?

4 comments:

Future Mrs. H said...

Omgosh I totally know what you are talking about - I am so worn out from work AND wedding planning. What sucks is I am only getting paid for one of these jobs. =0( I know I will be sad in NOvember when it is all over though- so as my future hubbs once told me - Take it all in now - because it's going to be over in a blink of an eye.

The Mrs. said...

Totally ditto... I do a 3 hour round trip commute... and with less than 70 days till the wedding... I am starting to feel the push! I know you can balance it all out...

Christine said...

Oh you are not alone.
Was the same here...
The last few weeks are really tough. You need to take time for yourself and H2B. Sunday staying in bed and watching DVD or a relaxing night out at the cinema or whatever. This is very important to gain strength again!

Christine said...

Oh and it's all worth it - you will see when the big day is coming...