Posts tagged ‘stress’

A Blogging Funk

Unfortunately, I have been MIA in the blogging world lately.  A couple of months ago I started getting into a blogging funk, which was then followed by an overwhelming amount of studying at school…resulting in me not blogging for over a month.  I am sure all my reader(s) missed me dearly. Quite honestly, I missed me.

I do have some exciting news though,  I have recently been “re-inspired,” and well…I’m back!!!! Have any of you seen the movie Julie & Julia?  I finally watched it today and it was excellent!! Totally recommended.  I won’t spoil it for those of you who have not seen it, but in short:  The character Julie decides to start a blog about how she will make every recipe from Julia Childes cookbook, all within a year.  Now, now, don’t get too excited….I don’t plan on writing daily about every recipe from a cookbook, however, I am hoping to get into a much better blogging routine, just as Julie did.

I’m excited for this new found inspiration.


December 19, 2009 at 10:42 PM Leave a comment

Alias Katie.

I would consider myself a fairly patient person, but lately I have been loosing my mind patience with one of my classmates.  For the sake of privacy, we’ll call call her Katie.  Honestly speaking, Katie is super sweet and innocent–but, well…she’s also incredibly frustrating to talk to.  Allow me to give you an example of a phone conversation we had a couple of days ago:

Phone rings….

Me: Hi Katie

Katie: Hi Laura, its Katie.

Me: Yes, Katie I know.  How are you?

Katie: Hello??

Me: Hi Katie its Laura!

Katie: Oh, Hi Laura, It’s Katie.

Me: Hi, what’s up?

Katie: Umm. Well.  Oh, wait. I um forgot.

Me: Oh, ok. Do you want to call me back when you remember?

Katie: No, hold on…..ummmm……hello?? Laura??

Me: Yes.

Katie: Oh hey, ok yea so you know that email that we got. Ummm, well… wait what? What did I just say?

I am not even exaggerating in the slightest with this telephone conversation.  I don’t want to annoy you with the rest of it, but I am sure you could only image how it continued.  What do I do with this girl?? I can’t be rude to her, it’s just not my style.  But I wanted to jump through the phone and shake her!! I just wanted her to speak what she was thinking.  Talking to her in person results in a similar conversation, but she usually gets distracted and the conversation comes to quick end.

I guess I just have to hope that either her communication skills improve or that I become more patient. Oh, Katie.

October 25, 2009 at 8:56 PM 3 comments

Words of Encouragement

Dear Self,

Tomorrow is the beginning of a very important academic year.  This year will play an important role in determining your future.  You cannot will not mess up this year. There will be stressful times, yes – but you should just expect that by now.  Remember not to let the stress take over.  Don’t let the importance of this year wig you out, just do what you always do.  I know of a lot a few things you should do differently this year: 1) Use the pre-view/review study technique that you learned in orientation.  It sounds like a tedious useful study technique. 2) Stay on top of studying, starting tomorrow.  You know how awesome sucky the quarter system is and how easy it is to get behind, so just don’t let it happen. 3) Start studying for exams the night before early. This will probably help reduce the stress levels.

You already knew all of that though… so just stay focused and keep your game face on.  I think know that the only way you’re going to get through this year without loosing your mind is to remember that it’s not all about school.  Remember to stress out have a good time and let loose sometimes regularly.  You have so many awesome and supportive people around you, so abuse use them.  Allow them to be your stress relief and have them bring you back to a happy place – far, far away from school. Life is sometimes not only about school, please just remember to take time for yourself and for your friends and family.

You can totally do this.  You’re going to be a rock star.

Your one and only self.

September 22, 2009 at 8:20 PM 2 comments

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