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Mentally Checked Out

Ok my wedding is Saturday so as of today….OK as of Friday at 5 or maybe even mid August I have mentally checked out of most parts of my life. I plan to spend this week relaxing, napping and getting pampered.

I think I have bottled up so much stress the past 9 months. Job stress, blog stress, life stress, wedding stress that it has all come to a head recently. I have been beyond emotional and just had a run of bad luck. Last Thursday my mom was taking me to get my car after it was fixed from my wreck a few weeks ago and we were driving down a construction filled highway in Dallas when a giant 50 lb construction blocker flew in front of my moms car. She swerved and a car hit us and then 2 more cars hit them. Yes another wreck. We were fine as were most of the people involved. I just lost it.

I was so stressed and felt like it was my fault. She was taking me to get my car. It wouldn’t have happened otherwise. I know I know not really my fault.

Then Dallas got a massive storm that knocked out the power for almost everyone I know for over 24 hours.

Also there is the whole Dallas Ebola thing. I don’t think I need to go further I mean have you seen the news?

Honestly I just want to take a few days to relax and enjoy my last few days engaged.

I have some fun posts planned for this week as well as while I am gone so don’t worry guys I’ll still be around.

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Have you ever just mentally checked out? 

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  1. Congratulations on your wedding this weekend! There is nothing wrong with taking time to yourself! I look forward to seeing pictures once you are back 🙂

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  2. Mary Hill wrote:

    I am sending a special prayer out for you as you are about to get married. I pray for peace that passet all understanding that in the midst of it all you feel God’s movement in your heart and life. You are not alone. God loves you and as you move forward with this major milestone, God will bless you and your fiance. God Bless and Peace. 🙂

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  3. Jenny wrote:

    Just take a breather and try to think upon all of the GOOD things happening in your life right now– like the fact that you’re getting married this weekend! Try to slow down and enjoy these last few days with your fiance before the wedding. And on your wedding day, try to mentally remember to etch every moment into your brain, because it goes by in a flash and my memories of my own wedding are very hazy. I wish I had slowed down and not let the wedding stress get to me, and I wish someone had given me that advice before hand.
    xo,
    Jenny
    http://www.mishmoshmakeup.com

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  4. Alli wrote:

    Yes! It’s almost here! You’re going to be a beautiful bride! Try to de-stress a little this week, if possible.

    I’ve been wedding planner/mother of the bride twice! The first time I was so stressed that I didn’t even enjoy the ceremony. The second time I made myself relax and to go with the flow. Things go wrong. But I decided not to go wrong with them! And looking back, the things that went wrong are the things we laugh about now!

    I can’t believe you were in another wreak!! Thank God you weren’t hurt!

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  5. You have a total right to be checked out Congratulations, and if you’re reading this comment AFTER your honeymoon you’re doing it right. Relax and enjoy! 🙂

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  6. Julie wrote:

    You deserve the mental checkout. Concentrate on the happy and run to the chapel with bells on 🙂

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  7. Love this! Sometimes you have to mentally checkout in order to stay sane.

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  8. Lilly @ Lobster for Breakfast wrote:

    You deserve to just relax and avoid anything stressful. Wrap yourself up in bubble wrap till the wedding haha 😀

    Your wedding will be fabulous! Your fiance is lucky he gets to marry such a wonderful person!

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  9. jess wrote:

    Happy Wedding Week!!! relax and pamper yourself 🙂

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  10. lexie wrote:

    Deep breath and breath through it all. You will be a beautiful bride marrying the perfect man. I wish you two every happiness. Now your stress is just making yourself beautiful before the wedding. So glad your all ok,. what a terrible scare. Get a lot of sleep this week! Have fun getting ready for your big day and stop driving please!!

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  11. WOW! I completely understand about checking out. Best of luck to you. Hope you can enjoy some time away after the wedding?

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  12. Leslie wrote:

    Girl, I check out all the time. I hope you have a relaxing few days and don’t worry about anything, everything will be OK. Happy Tuesday!

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  13. Chelsea wrote:

    Sorry to hear you got in another accident, that is awful 🙁 Hopefully things start looking up!

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  14. Don’t stress! You’ll realize soon over after your wedding takes place that everything was just perfect. No matter what, it will come together. happy wedding week.

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  15. Andi wrote:

    Have a wonderful wedding and it is okay to check out, you should be focused on you!

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  16. Candace wrote:

    OMGosh the week of my wedding I was so mentally checked out. In fact the month before my wedding I was just exhausted, overwhelmed, and completely over emotional. I cried a lot and I usually didn’t even know why. I think it was the stress of planning an event that I couldn’t have hands of set-up, all the questions, and the idea of perfection. I was so overwhelmed by wanting everything to be perfect. But I’ll tell you the great news. The second the doors opened and I walked down the isle, everything faded. It was the best weekend of our lives. Our friends and family had an incredible time, and ever since the wedding (8.16.14) we have been on absolute cloud 9. Nothing beats the stress of the wedding disappearing and being able to just really enjoy the moment. Now that this is a post in and of itself, one last thing! Before the night it over, take the time with your husband to take it in. J and I went back into the dining area and redid our first dance sans music by ourselves. It was my favorite moment of the night. Enjoy it!!

    xoxo
    Candace
    http://www.FromCtoC.com

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  17. DEAR HEAVENS, girl. You had such a nutso week…this storm means a helluvah good time is coming your way come this weekend! Just try to forget about all of that crazy hubbub and focus on your soon-to-be hubby. Excited for you!!

    lovelovelove,
    Erica
    cominguprosestheblog.com

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  18. You should absolutely be checked out! Go and enjoy it! Congratulations Mrs!

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  19. Nancy wrote:

    I can only imagine how you’re feeling right now – especially getting ready for your weekend. I hope you get to relax a bit, on your wedding day.. enjoy it. I know it’s cliche, but it REALLY does fly by.

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  20. oh girl we’ve all been there. Hope things get better soon!

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  21. Lix wrote:

    Take your time! It’s so important to relax when you need it. Otherwise you end up having breakdowns all over that place… that may just be me. Anyway, enjoy this time!

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  22. Michelle wrote:

    I’m sorry you’ve been having such a bad time, but I really hope things start to turn around! And congratulations on your wedding, I hope it’s a wonderful time for you!

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  23. Lindsay wrote:

    I feel for you! You have so much going on and you just need to take a day off to do nothing but relax and do things only for yourself!

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  24. Heather wrote:

    Definitely sounds like it is time to de-stress and you deserve it! Congratulations on your wedding and enjoy EVERY MOMENT! 🙂

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  25. Brenda wrote:

    Congrats on the wedding! Enjoy!

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  26. That’s a lot to go through so taking time out for yourself this week is essential. Plus, very exciting that the wedding is Saturday.. take it ALL in. It is a special time for both of you. 🙂

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  27. Rebekah wrote:

    Oh my gosh! I hope you are both okay after the crash. Yay for the wedding being this Saturday!! Go get yourself a massage and a pedi or something – treat yoself and unwind ♥

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  28. brita wrote:

    I do this ALL the time. And the week before my wedding….well, I might as well have just taken the WHOLE week off. If only that would have been possible. hah

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  29. With all the fun excitement building up for your wedding I can totally see why you would be checked out! I can’t believe it’s here!!! Can’t wait to see pics!

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  30. Kristyn wrote:

    congrats on your wedding coming up! its perfectly ok to mentally check out too 🙂

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  31. Alyssa wrote:

    I remembering trying to fall asleep the night before my wedding and I kept thinking about all the things that I thought could go wrong or that I might have forgotten! Ahhh, those jitters!

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  32. I think at this point it’s ok to check out. Your wedding is SO soon! I hope everything is wonderful, and congratulations !

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  33. Katie wrote:

    Go and relax darling! pamper yourself and have everyone around you pamper you too! You sound like you definitely deserve it! I expect not to hear from you until you have that ring on your finger and you’re a Mrs! Go check out madam!

    Katie <3

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  34. You definitely deserve the break! I’m sorry about your mom’s car! That’s terrible! But glad everyone was okay.

    Good luck with everything! I hope your wedding goes perfectly and that you are able to just relax and enjoy the day.

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  35. Sounds like you have a stressful week. I hope your days of relaxation go better before your big day.

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  36. omg how are you taking time to blog right now?? i was so stressed out the week before my wedding too.

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  37. Astrid wrote:

    Just take some time for yourself. I’ve learned bad luck comes in waves but when it’s over lots of good follows.

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  38. Camesha wrote:

    Congrats and enjoy! It’s totally OK to be checked out! 🙂

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  39. Taralyn wrote:

    Congrats on your wedding! Go ahead and check out of all the stress and enjoy it!

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  40. alice wrote:

    oh you poor thing what a string of awful luck 🙁 i’m sure that’s only going to seem like a stark, distant contrast to the wonderful time i hope you’re having now. Bit of a late comment, I hope you are having a lovely time in married life!

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  41. Congratulations!! I think it’s 100% acceptable to check out before the wedding! I hope it was wonderful!

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