Ratcheting Up the Stress!
ORIGINALLY POSTED 4/7/10–I can’t believe we have just a few weeks before finals. I have this terrible sense of panic bubbling under the surface. As long as I keep moving I’m fine, but when I stop and reflect on what’s ahead a feeling like a flash flood comes welling up. Oh gosh, I think I just stopped breathing for a second.
This is the best way I can explain it: Martha and I were walking down the hall today and she sighed, “I wish this semester was over already.” I sort of agree but I replied, “It’s like saying I want to go to heaven, but I don’t want to die.” The “heaven” will be one more semester down and that much closer to my goal; the “dying” represents all there is to do between now and that tremendous sense of accomplishment. So I’m not really sure I’m ready to die, so to speak.
I’m pretty caught up with my outlining except for this week. It’s so very hard for me to remain disciplined, but in a few weeks it will be worth it when I can use these study tools to work practice problems and sample essays until my head is swimming.
As if all this wasn’t enough registration for fall is next week and so I spent some time today looking at class offerings and planning my schedule. Many student organizations are in the middle of new officer elections too. I was nominated for an officer position in the Hispanic Law Students Association and am also running for a spot on the Republican Society Board of Directors. Whew!
Back at home, the family is getting restless with my increased need to study and consequently, I’m not much fun to be around. Luckily, the homeowners association backed off the yard “violation” which I consider a victory. Sleep is harder to come by and I know I’m stressed ‘cause every time I wake during the night I find myself praying. God’s gonna be hearing from me a lot in the next few weeks; I’m glad He stays up late.