I'm 28, and it finally occurred to me that keeping my head above water isn't necessarily a euphemism for being completely stressed, it's a coping method. I can either wear myself out trying to accomplish everything, or I can, quite honestly, tread water until the tide passes.
Head above water.
I like it.
It means that the laundry gets done, but the in-depth house cleaning can wait.
It means that the check and contract get sent to the photographer, but the dedicated hours updating the wedding binder will wait.