Friday, September 4, 2009

Get Excited.


I am completely blown away by how awesome you all are. My sister even remarked at how thorough and detailed the comments were on my last post. I got a cord to hook my iPod up to my car stereo and listen to NPR podcasts all the way home, I renewed my enthusiasm for Zen Habits, and got a few book recommendations that will keep me busy. And lots and lots of practical tips. Thank you.

Plus, Michelle just posted something that totally resonated with me and along with a recent NPR story on how messed up multi-tasking really makes us. I’m exploring a less multi-tasking approach to my work and at home. I will try to focus on one task at a time – instead of having six tabs open in Firefox and five different programs running, I’m paring down a bit at work and at home. I even ran without listening to anything but the pounding of my feet on the pavement and my rhythmic breathing yesterday evening. It was sort of refreshing. (PS: Yes! I ran! I had time to run!)

Thank you for sharing this little journey I make. Thank you for letting me be honest and confess that I’m overwhelmed. Thank you for encouraging me – like when I posted about looking young, I was surprised how many of you came forward with a, “me, too!”. It’s so good to know I’m not alone. So, thank you.

On that note, I think I shall enjoy my long weekend (hurrah!) which begins early (hurrah!) with a birthday dinner for Mike at an amazing restaurant (hurrah!) on my first pay day (hurrah!).

I have a lot of blessings.

Also, I had to share this, which is probably meant more for a Tumblr sort of thing, but let’s be honest, I don’t need another reason to be on the internet.


May your weekend be exciting, joyful, and long!


  1. Yay! I can FEEL that you're in a better place. Happy dance!!

  2. This is a powerful little (HUGE!) community isn't it? xoxo, have a great weekend, doll!

  3. That's great!

    I got my first pay today, too!!! Yay!!!

    And that looking young thing struck again: yesterday, someone from maintenance practically shoved me out the library door as I was trying to come in before it was open--I'm pretty sure he thought I was a student. Probably won't be the last time.

  4. Wow! A weekend of awesome things, that's great! :)

  5. It definitely sounds like you have a renewed sense of motivation and inspiration. I too have heard/read things about multitasking and how even though it's a good skill to have, too much of it can leave us feeling dissatisfied.

    I also think this is probably a big transition time for you anyway, considering your age. It might be time for some new definitions, new boundaries, and new passions as you grow and learn what your adult life is really going to be about.

  6. I'm so glad that you got through this!! And that you have found some ways to make things more manageable! Can we throw a party? I want to throw a party for this.

  7. You have a lot of fans!

    Long weekends can always put things into perspective.

  8. I would just like to say that you are amazing!! You're one of my favorite people and always seem to have it completely all together (even when I'm falling to pieces...) and I LOVE IT!!! You are a real live human, but don't fret--you are amazing at your job (I know it!), you are amazing at finding balance (it takes time!), and you are an incredible wife and being that Mike is equally incredible he will give you time to find balance in all things job-related :) MISS YOU!!!!


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