Sometimes, you just need to know when it’s time to concede.

The past month had been pretty busy for me. Atop of client projects, there’s the 2007 Philippine Blog Awards. I don’t think running an event like this comes close to the stress of planning a wedding, but pile of work + event is stressful enough to make me light up a cigarette every now and then. I don’t think I’ll ever have the heart to get back the smoking habit, but sometimes stress can just be a tad bit unbearable.

Being a co-head organizer for the Blog Awards, there’s nothing for me to concede to. But when it comes to household work, there sure is. My parents brought me up to be “a fighter,” a person who will not back down when the going gets tough. But sometimes, it’s really advisable to agree to a ceasefire.

I was already getting the hang of being a housewife, and at the same time, a web designer and a blogger. I’d wake up earlier than I used to in order to finish my household chores. But lately, I’ve been so busy that there isn’t a need for me to wake up earlier anymore—I’m already awake most of the time working 😛 Unfortunately, running our household has taken the backseat.

I really feel like I’m doing a lot of mistakes in the household lately. I left piles and piles of dirty laundry unwashed in the hamper for days, until Marc begged, prodded, and bartered with me just so he’ll have at least a clean pair of pants. Then, in the morning before we left for Puerto Galera, I unwittingly wasted our food supply for the week when I asked Marc to turn off the circuit breaker in my paranoia that leaving it could cause fire. So yeah, turning off the refrigerator for two whole days can really spoil your food 😛

Maybe it’s just the stress of the upcoming Awards Night. And the project deadlines. I don’t know. Probably. Lucky for me, I have a very supportive and loving husband who would help me any way he can and a great friend who steers me in the right direction when I’m too stressed to think clearly. If it wasn’t for Marc and Abe, I’d probably be doing more damage to our household than I already have.

Don’t get me wrong though. I’m really, very excited about the Awards Night on the 31st—it’s the first time that I co-headed an event as huge as this. But part of me also can’t wait for it to be over and done with so I could go back to my quiet designing and blogging life. Well, I had this very same feeling about my wedding a few months back, and it turned out greater than expected. Hopefully I would be able to say the same for the Awards Night 🙂 But then again, it’s going to be a great learning experience no matter how it turns out—next year will be even better!

For now, I think I will have to concede on my fight for becoming a great housewife. So, honey dear, ikaw muna maglaba! Hehehe.