Posts tagged Stress
"Your World Is Not Falling Apart..."

I've never been in as dark a place as I have been for the last few weeks. A place that I could describe as filled with despair, discouragement, depression and overwhelm.I promised myself that after last year I wouldn't get discouraged again. In fact I even wrote a blog post about "drawing a line in the sand". I swear that after I wrote that it was as if the devil said "you want to bet?"

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It's Time For "No"!

I've made progress this year! It only took 5 years, but this year as seeding loomed ahead, I noticed the stress level increasing and took that as a sign to give myself some grace! In the past, I have felt the stress creeping in and just figured I needed to put my “nose to the grindstone”, “keep on, keeping on”, “pull up my big girl panties” and whatever other phrases we “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” kind of gals think we need to follow.

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Stress: The Ultimate Hassle

Between wheat prices, lack of sleep, and a variety of responsibilities in and out of the home, this last year's stress level has been through the roof. I know that we're not alone in this, because a lot of other farm families are facing the challenges of how to make ends meet and continue to grow the profitability of their farm.

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Marriage: Does it matter?

Daddy O and I have been married for five years now. This year has by far been our hardest. From the stress of the low price of wheat to simple lack of sleep, it's created a challenging year for us. At some point during the year, I realized that I was responding in such a negative way towards Daddy O, his actions or whatever was "ticking me off" at the time. It also became apparent that my frustration and stress was not only being acted upon towards him but was also changing the tone of our family.

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