16.7.10

Over My Head

(Is anyone else now singing the Fray "Over My Head" in their heads now? Because I have been since I titled this post & just wondering if I'm the only crazy one! ha Just a side note!) Sometimes I have a habit of taking on too much at once. I have trouble saying no, and I really enjoy getting involved in things, so sometimes I often jump right into things without thinking about all that I have going on first. Now is one of those times where I feel like I am doing too much, and I am in over my head. (still singing the song: "everyone knows I'm in over my head, over my heaaddd..." just me?)

This summer so far has been pretty low-key, not too stressful. Which is nice because I am stressed enough during the year that when I have the summer off, I really want to be off for real. Only now that it's ending, I suddenly feel like I have a million things on my plate I took on all at once (at least it seems that way).

First of all, I started summer school this week. Blah. Don't even get me started. I am not the least bit happy about this, and even less happy about the fact that it won't be over until like 2 days before I go back to school. Awesome. It's just one class, and it's online so I don't even have to go to class, but it overwhelms me. School in general just totally stresses me out and overwhelms me because it doesn't come naturally to me, and I am a slow learner. So school over the summer? Ugh. Plus, this class is a lot harder than I expected. Last summer I took another online history class and it was pretty much a breeze. This one.. not so much. It's all essay writing, and reading 10 chapters a week. Thank goodness my mom is helping or I would be really losing it.

Also, there's this thing called a job. I love my job. I love where I work and who I work with, and this is probably my last summer there after like 4 years, so I really want to enjoy it. And, I am. But it means full hour days (ok like 10-5, but still), and when you have class on top of that, it makes for a long day. Also, on the job note, I am interning again for College Lifestyles. Which is such an amazing internship, and I love it. But, when I am working and doing summer school, it's hard to keep up with another internship and even harder to come up with creative post ideas.

Because that's not enough, I have the stress of trying to lose weight before I go back to school. I finally graduated from Boot Camp yesterday. With a total loss of like 2 pounds. Awesome. Somedays, I think my clothes are fitting better so maybe I lost inches (or at least centimeters! ha), but ask me again tomorrow & I'll probably tell you my jeans are tighter than ever. This happens to me every summer. I come home with the intention to lose weight, then when it gets to July and I haven't lost anything yet, I panic. It's just part of who I am. I'm not giving up yet, I still have the rest of the summer and I even signed up for 2 more weeks of boot camp (I could only do 2 because of vacation and then going back to school), so there's hope yet! I just have to figure out how to squeeze exercise into my schedule.

On a blog note, not only do I have to keep up with this blog (which I really don't think of as a chore at all, it's definitely a hobby, but sometimes I have total blogger's block & I stress about not posting frequently enough to keep people interested. Silly, I know), but I also signed up for the SITS Girls' ProBlogger 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Challenge. This is something I am super excited about, because although I've been blogging for two years now, I still feel like I have a lot to learn about blogging and this will teach me that stuff! Plus, I it will be a great way to connect to other bloggers that are also doing the challenge. And connecting with other bloggers is one of the best parts about blogging, so that's awesome! However, when I started thinking about the fact that this starts on Monday, and everything else I have going on, I started to feel like I had gotten in way over my head. Then when it's all over, I have to turn around and go back to school.

I know that it will all be okay. I've made it through other busy times, and I can do it again. And since most of the things I'm doing are things I love anyway, it really isn't so bad! And at least when I start thinking that I've gotten in over my head, that song pops back into my head and I can laugh at myself for being a dork! ha Sorry for whining, I know people have way worse problems and other people are way busier than I am, but this is my life and I think it's busy, and this is my blog so I get to complain blog about it if I want to! I'm off to go to write a summer school essay... *happy dance*

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7 comments:

LakeMom said...

Don't worry, we all feel that way sometimes! I sometimes think I create/add things to my plate - and then complain about it! Keep your focus on the prize (whatever that is!) and you will do fine! (PS Yes, I have a daughter in college also!)
Following from SITS 31DBB. Can't wait to explore your blog.
LakeMom
www.SurvivingMotherhoodwithHumor.com

Second Chance Moon said...

You're not alone! I'm excited about the #31DBBB too but am leaving for a one week vaca this upcoming friday. Not so sure about wi-fi in the woods, we'll see. Think of it as a fun experience! Don't stress if you fall behind, get out of it what you can for yourself and your blog!

Maranda said...

LOL! Now I have that song stuck in my head! Thanks a lot!!

I'm pretty much over my head too but I'm hoping this challenge will help me figure out more about my blogging habits and make me more efficient. Good luck with school, boot camp, and all the rest! I'll be talking at you!!

Maranda said...

LOL! Now I have that song stuck in my head! Thanks a lot!!

I'm pretty much over my head too but I'm hoping this challenge will help me figure out more about my blogging habits and make me more efficient. Good luck with school, boot camp, and all the rest! I'll be talking at you!!

mommyk said...

Just saw your tweet that you were looking for some help with the 31DBBB assignment 1. I just looked over your about me, and your first couple of posts, and I think you may already have your tagline right in the header! Maybe something like "navigating through my 20s" or along those lines. I think you should definitely stick with that track, you're doing really well so far!

Tasha Via said...

How are you doing with your massive to-do list?

bubbleboo said...

Hahaha - I love your blog. And yes, it does always seem that everything comes along at once.

You'll get there, and then you'll be really happy that you did it :)

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