Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Stress

So I mailed off the package today to get my passport renewed by a company that says they'll do it in 72 hours. Phew! Then I called my mom and asked her to pray for my passport. She told me that I don't need to worry - these companies do this all the time and they will get my passport to me on time. :) Ok, as my dad would say, "find something else to stress about."

Oh, except that it's "find something else to feel guilty about" that my dad says. Whatever. :)

But there is still the question of when will I defend my thesis around my trip to France and my new job starting and one of my committee members potentially being possibly TOO detail oriented, and how will I afford / fit it into my schedule to go to LA with Ron and Chad and Josh to go to Disneyland for my first time EVER and to see Wicked and how will I live with myself if I don't go with them and how will I live with myself if I do??

And I complained and unloaded all my stresses to Josh, and he said, "What can you do today?" Nothing like a little realism to take all the air out of an i'm-feeling-too-stressed-to-breathe moment. :)

Focus on what I can do about it TODAY. Then tomorrow, think about tomorrow.

Breathe in, breathe out.

I can do that.

2 comments:

Jenn said...

Hi Margaret,

Thanks for posting today. I check when I get a chance at work and was really needing a focus-on-what-you-can-do-about-it-today/breathe-in, breathe-out reminder. I appreciate insights that you give me, even when you are just trying to express your feelings and I think you rock! See ya later!

Grammy said...

I think your parents and Josh seem like really good friends. Isn't it nice to have people who care aabout us to help us keep life in perspective? Have a wonderful trip.