My Hair is Messy + I Spill Things

In the next two-and-a-half weeks I have to move into a new apartment, get all of my work done and lined up for the two weeks I’ll be out of town after that, and then as a reward, I fly to Europe.  I’m totally in a panic.  Nothing is ready.  My health has hit a bump in the road.  Our house is only half (okay that’s a stretch, I’ll give myself one-third) in boxes.  The goal is to have movers show up at our doorstep next Monday, but I am nowhere near ready for that.  The movers may be at our doorstep, my hair in a messy ponytail, pillows scattered across the floor, boxes still needing heavy duty tape, no one to watch the dog, and forgive me, but likely the ugliest pair of sweatpants I own (i.e., the ones I vow to never pack, to wear only on moving day, to throw out immediately upon move-in at new place, only to throw them in a bin for their reemergence at our next move in day), a.k.a., my worst nightmare.  And boy do we have plenty of moving to do.  Not that I’m complaining; I dove in headfirst to the married life of an MD/PhD’s spouse (and he really is the best); from what I hear, we still have years of hospital hopping (and city hopping to go with that).  And I planned the big apartment move just before our European Adventure – which was sort of unavoidable with hubs starting rotations two days after we get back from said vacation.  I’m a masochist.  What can I say?

But you know what — my organized-meets-disorganized chaos … it kind of works for me.  Actually, it really works for me.  I organize and plan and make lists, and then as the weeks and days to the events near, I run around like a crazy person, forgetting to put on mascara or match my pants to my top.  But in the end, it all sort of falls into place.  Obviously not without some hiccups, but life’s hiccups are what make us better, stronger, and a whole lot funnier.  And I am sometimes a mess.  And sometimes I don’t brush my hair.  So far, so good.

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How do you keep it all together?  Especially when your “to do” list is miles long and all of your “planning” is not very helpful at all?



  1. melissa

    I have accepted a looong time ago that things just happen. So while I am not a well prepared person I am a “welp…THAT just happened so let’s do what needs to be done now” kind of person. I love lists and I do actually like to plan but I am not so bent on those two type of things when life happens.

  2. Lynzy

    Oh Lexi! I know this ALL too well! My hubby is an emergency medicine resident at Yale now and we have had quite a few moves in the past years as well. In fact, we are moving again next week. It is incredibly frustrating to move year after year, but thankfully after this move we should be good for awhile 🙂

    I am like you and I live off of being busy and hectic. Just take little moments here and there to breathe and take it all in. Even 5 minutes with your feet up is enough to give you that second wind! 🙂

    xx Lynzy

    • Lexi

      Oh my gosh, Lynzy – I had no idea – definitely e-mailing you! And you’re right, the five minute power break is essential. 🙂

  3. Love this!!! Everything will work out. It may seem overwhelming but at the end it will all be ok. I cant wait to see pics from the new apartment after you move in. Just think all of the chaos is well worth it when you are on that plane to Europe. {Major Envy}
    xx- Jamie @ Makeuplifelove

    • Lexi

      I can’t wait to start decorating! And the traveling to Europe part is a nice little bonus, haha. Okay, sooo excited!

  4. Kayla

    Aww sweet Lexi.. you will definitely be in my prayers the next few weeks! And I can watch your sweet puppy! Just ship her north! : )


  5. It will all work out! Soon you will be on your way to Europe!

  6. Chelsea

    Take a few deep breaths girl, you’re doing great and it’s all going to work itself out! These are the fun and crazy years you will look back on in twenty years.

    Chelsea & The City

  7. Alyssa

    I honestly have no idea how I keep it together. I find that making time to really get good sleep is key. Download, a great app that will guide you to meditate for 5-30 minutes. Always helps me a little bit!

    • Lexi

      I will definitely be checking that out! (I need all the help I can get.)

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