Monday, August 27, 2012

Can We Say Stressed?

That is pretty much the only word that describes my life right about now. STRESS STRESS STRESS!  Pure craziness is going on I tell you! And to be honest I don't know how much more of this I can handle!

First off I am a schedule kind of person.  And in those rare and random times when I do not have a set schedule, or I am setting one, my stress level goes up.  Yes I have a problem with stress.  Yes I need to work on said problem.

The first few days of classes are always the worst for me.  My schedule is still new to me and I am working on getting use to it.  We go in, meet the professor, I have to tell them that I go by Mosby not Mary, they look confused and ask me if I am sure, I say yes and we move on.  Then we go over the syllabus where I get way more than overwhelmed.

Like my professor said the other day "it is not all due tomorrow".  This is true but sometimes I feel like it is! I am always having to remind myself that while I may not understand 100% right now what the professor is asking for, they will explain it when the time comes, and I will do a good job.  

Also it seems that while I thought I would have an easy going semester with only 15 hours (the lowest amount I have ever taken) I will have a pretty heavy course load.  All of my classes require many readings and all of them have several papers for me to write.  Yay.

On top of that I needed to get my planner organized.  That only took me well over an hour.  Not exactly what I call fun.  But since that thing pretty much runs my life, it was a must do!
Getting organized!
Oh and in the midst of all of this I have been waking up at 6:30 every morning to make it to the gym to work out.  While I like that my workout gets done, I am worn out!  Friday I knew I was heading downhill fast with this attitude of mine, so I took a nap.  It helped.

This weekend I worked hard on getting more organized.  Saturday I decided I would work on setting a schedule for myself for studying for the GRE.  Sounds fun right? Nope that one added to the stress as well.  Every Saturday from here till October 20 will be filled with the GRE.
Saturday morning setup to study
Now I don't want y'all to think I am having no fun here! Friday and Saturday night I went to the Men's and Women's soccer games.  The ladies won and the men lost! Oh but it was fun to watch my friends play:)
Saturday was also filled with decorating the apartment.  We really didn't have anything up on the walls yet in the main living space so we all spent some time getting that put together! Totes fun!
We redid the living room!
"People say you are what you eat...I don't remember eating a Sexy Beast" This is above our kitchen table!
Oh how I look forward to getting more settled in here and becoming much less stressed!


Cassandra said...

Wow you are busy bee. I like what your professor said though "Its not all due tomorrow". Once you have your schedule set I bet you'll fell a zillion times better! I LOVE that Lilly Pulitzer planner!!!

Amy said...

I feel ya girl! Lately, I've been busy, busy, BUSY! And it's all good things, getting to spend a lot of time with a lot of great people, but it can definitely be exxxhausting too. Yesterday I didn't go home once between 9:30AM and 10:30PM. It was a great day, but LONG too. Looking forward to a nap, which I'll hopefully get sometime in the next 2 weeks :)

But hey, being busy can be fun too, right? Hope you're having a great day girl!

Ashley said...

The start of a new semester can always be stressful. Good luck with everything....especially the GRE!!! your cute planners!

Amanda said...

Okay, you gotta slow down girlfriend! You're going to run yourself ragged. You will get it all done, on time, & you will do great :) .. I'm like you though, so I understand. When I was still in school, my weeks were so busy that I would try to get all of my homework done for the next week over the weekend.. that helped so much & I was able to relax some during the week.

What you said about telling your profs about your name cracked me up.. them asking "are you sure" is quite hilarious.. like you aren't sure about the name you've gone by?! Crazies :)

Have a fabulous Monday evening :)
Don't forget to breathe.

Miss Riss said...

Mosby POWER!! Hahaha! You can do it! I know the beginning of the semester is always the worst...but cheer up buttercup! You are totally and completely capable!...and btw, I freakin' love what's hanging on your wall, "I don't remember eating a sexy beast"...seriously, funniest thing I've heard all day!