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I used to share a blog with Melissa, but she's been MIA for a few months, so I made it all mine! Random thoughts on my every day life to bore you with.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Overcomitted

I'm sure a lot of you know what I'm talking about when I say that I feel like I've signed up for too much. Not that there's a single part of it that I don't want to do (ok, except maybe some papers for school), but it's a lot and at times I know everyone just sort of pauses and says "Oh My GOD, I have SO much to do!" I was actually talking to Ebony about that today. When it happens to me I sort of zone out and can't focus. In response to my recent freak-out I have started unpacking photographs. I feel productive because it is something I need to get done, but it's not really one of those "must do" type things. Anyhow, so it just makes me feel better to tell everyone everything I'm working on. Some of it might sound silly to worry about, but I worry about everything. And I love to plan stuff so I enjoy this all, but I still get a little crazy. And you guys can tell me everything you're doing. That way we can all be supportive of each other freak-outs. So here's mine:

1.
School
2.
Homework and projects (yes, that is separate than actually going to class
3. Internship (planning and actually counseling people)
4.
Volunteering
5.
planning bachelorette party (although actually going will be a big stress reliever)
6.
planning Homecoming
7.
Alumni Council
8. trying to get into a doctoral program
9. running (I know I don't have to do it, but the weather has sucked lately so it's stressing me out to not cause when I finally can I'll have to start from square 1 again)
10.
doing my best to help Eb plan the ADPi 100th Anniversary
11.
helping plan our 5th Reunion
12.
making sure we don't forget to do anything for Barbara's wedding (I know, that's probably Barbara's biggest stress for the last year, but I don't want to do something like....who knows what - not plan a shower or forget my dress or something, and yes I know that's kind of far away to be worrying about, but so is homecoming).

OK, so I'm sure there's something in there that I'm forgetting, but looking around at all my notebooks and books, and calendars that's what I have for now. Now I just need to figure out a time to get a haircut, when to get Saffy groomed, take some garage sale stuff home to my mom, convince my mom to help me make curtains (I already bought the fabric!) and telling my dad that I need his help doing things like hanging stuff so it won't fall and covering up holes in my walls. I want my apartment to feel somewhat "new" since I decided to stay another year. I don't want to feel bored and stuck in a rut with it. Anyhow, I'm glad it's a sunny day and that everyone can get their Vitamin D to pump up their happy. Now let me know everything that is stressing you out (it's like group therapy).

6 Comments:

Blogger Misty said...

I'm not going to list the stuff I'm doing right now, because it will look sad and pathetic next to your Super Stephie list. Seriously, HOW do you do all that??

9:20 PM  
Anonymous Sara said...

You ARE Super Stephie! Do you want David to go hang stuff and fill holes for you? I'll happily volunteer him! (o:

10:13 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

ha ha, noooo I'm not super stephie. That's all the stuff I'm doing for like, the next year. I'm sure if you made THAT list, or if you freaked out about as much then yours would be just as long. So list away!!

10:55 PM  
Blogger danielle said...

well, i like you came home from alumni stuff this weekend and spazzed out. i even broke into tears 20 minutes after i got out of bed this morning. here's my list (making this list was actually one of the things i need to do!):

- getting a local association started in the bay area
- work/work related projects
- alumni council (at least you KNOW what your chair is supposed to do!)
- write my class agent letter
- find the money to make it to the adpi 100th celebration, and if i don't, dealing with my pledge class being sad i'm not there
- clean out my closet & give away clothes
- find the money to go to a wedding in mexico (which is a stress for financial reasons, and b/c it's my ex-boyfriend's wedding)
- figuring out a home work-out routine that i can stick with

not at long as yours, but it's still daunting! good luck :)

6:14 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

I think the anxiety meds keep me from crying, but yes...I have that same overwhelmed feeling. You just tell your ADPi friend that if they want you there that they all need to send you $10 to go towards a plane ticket. I'd do it!! And, one of my BFF's got married in Mexico and I didn't go because of money and she understood. Money sucks - it causes me a lot of stress too. I can't wait until we're the old rich guys ;o)

11:13 AM  
Anonymous Momma said...

You're bringing me more "stuff"?! You're bringing me fabric?! How is it that I'm the last to know?!

5:05 PM  

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