Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Where troubles melt like..lemon drops..

I apologize for lingering for a few days since my last post. Getting through the first part of this week was pretty tough and all my focus was on my finals and not completely losing my mind after the recent events that have created a serious snowball gone massive avalanche in my life.

For those that haven't heard any of this new news, only bits and pieces, and just pretend to care :) The past 10 days have been very difficult for me to curveball around and have left me with a very vague idea of what is coming for me in the next 9 months. Because of consecutive family deaths and illnesses I have not had the greatest reflection of GPA in school and with this semester not being my strongest after all I am moving my student teaching to next Fall 2010 in order to be better prepared academically. Then it is looking like my sister will be having brain surgery in the early new year and I am a little anxious as to student teaching would mix in with that. I'm glad that I will be able to have more time and freedom to be there for my sister and family while she recovers after the surgery. This leaves me with way too many decisions and uncertainties that I can handle at the moment. Which is also the purpose of my blog for today :).

Tomorrow I venture out in my little Chevy and an already gone cold cup of coffee down to the Denver area to scope out some jobs that I can start asap. I would still really like to move to Denver in the next few weeks and with two classes that I'm taking online in the spring, I will have and definitely be taking advantage of  all the time I have available to bring my bank account out of starvation period and actually be able to afford a nice pair of shoes every other month :) Also, this will definitely come in handy in saving money for the wedding in October and I can peacefully (as much as life will allow) plan for it at the same time. So wish me the best of luck in the hopes that something positive comes my way tomorrow that will give me the hours/pay I could at least benefit from.

Next to the positive feelings that are growing within me about the job and being able to plan for the wedding, I am getting more and more excited about the break that life I guess has thrown in my lap at the moment. When in your life does that happen quite often?! Don't get me wrong, if I could have it my way, I would choose to move forward with student teaching now and just let the chips fall where they may :) the same time, I have not been able to calm my nervous stomach for the past week, as a result have come up with 10 different disorders I might have developed based on the sporadic and random symptoms I have had, including a panicked pregnancy scare, that all of this crap has made me realize that - I am BURNT OUT! And I think admitting that or letting myself fully see/acknowledge that is really hard for me. But then again I think about how my life just continued with full speed ahead after my nana passed away last year, and I amazed at how fast this past year went by that it makes me question - do I need to take care of myself and catch up with life right now? I know this semester was rough for me - I was stressed out all the time, but I also really let go of taking care of myself nutritionally, and mentally, and I think the consequences are not just knocking on my door - they broke the whole thing down! As much as I want to move forward and grasp the next stages and events in my life, I am realizing life is telling me, not just through the state of my health and body, but through the obstacles or more full on road blocks it has placed in front of me with the full intention of telling me "enough is enough".
We can only handle so much in our lives. And my plate has been piling up with for a good year now and it's time I clear it before I move on. Be prepared for plenty of blogs to follow this ones tone reflecting my thoughts as I move forward without much direction. Just with a goal of picking up my career in late summer and of course with the exciting even of Nick and I getting married in the fall :) To which I have lately not been able to think about with out tearing up and smiling foolishly at the same time :)

Hallelujah for knowing that someone is watching over me and being able to save me from self destruction :)

I always get teary when I hear her sing this :)

1 comment:

  1. Transition can be tough but nice at the same time. I will definitely keep you in my thoughts as you search for a job! And if you ever need a place to stay during your job hunt, we've got a guest bedroom :) I think you're right, sometimes we're so focused on the "go, go, go" that we forget to stop and smell the roses (both literally and figuratively). So I truly hope this time "off" (you're still planning a wedding, finding a job, taking classes, and dealing with intense family situations!!!) gives you some clarity and peace of mind :)