O is for Overwhelmed

We all get overwhelmed from time to time, and that’s okay. Sometimes, being overwhelmed helps us put things into perspective. Sometimes, it makes us appreciate those other aspects of life that we have under slightly better control. And sometimes we can be overwhelmed in a completely positive way, being awed by an experience or overwhelmed with joy.

Currently, I am overwhelmed with my book stack at home. These are not just the books on my reading list, but the books I physical own that I still need to read! Between Christmas, starting a new job, and my birthday, I have had tons of trips to the bookstore. Nevermind working in a library and being constantly tempted to borrow some interesting looking novels. The pile at my house keeps growing as it is!

I’ve been focusing a lot on writing, and because I have so many books I keep starting them and then putting them aside in the hopes of finding one I enjoy more =3 It’s a bit chaotic, but that’s not entirely a bad thing.

I’ve got stories everywhere, and I love that. I literally do have stacks of unread novels right now, and I love walking into the study and seeing the opportunities there. It’s overwhelming, but it’s a kind of excited overwhelm. Exhausting, but comforting at the same time.

I hope everyone else appreciates being overwhelmed every once in a while. They are not always positive experiences, so linger in the ones that are!

4 Responses so far.

  1. Suzy Turner says:
    I know what you mean about being overwhelmed by books… I can resist a good book. I have hundreds still to read on my Kindle, as well as on my bookshelves. I just love them 😀
    Suzy Turner, YA Author
  2. You're the second Overwhelmed post on the AtoZ today! I think it's a word that writers connect with a lot, either by using it to develop character or when referring to themselves.
  3. Deshipley says:
    The overwhelmed I've been, lately, is the happy kind. Of course, it's all to do with books, so there you go. ;D
  4. Karen Tamara says:
    If you have to be overwhelmed, books are definitely the thing to be overwhelmed by!!