I apologize, millions of dedicated followers (hah) for falling off the grid. I genuinely wanted this post to be eloquent and enlightening, but truly, my brain can’t wrap itself around anything for extended periods of time. SO. Here’s what’s on my mind lately.
- Running and being stupid about it. Unsurprisingly, I pushed myself too hard and hurt myself. Then, I ignored the injury and hurt myself more. Yay. I had some doctors poke me, and even take X-Rays, and came back with nothing conclusive. Good and bad – good because nothing is seriously broken, bad because the remedy is to “wait it out” and I have the Boilermaker in a month.
- My car. Ever leased a car? Oscar is my first lease. I got him when I had a 3 minute commute to work. Now, it’s 40. Meaning I drive roughly 75 miles a day, and about 360 a week. That’s a ton of miles on my low, low mile lease. So, after doing the math, I’ll exceed my lease pretty quickly. Woof.
- My other lease. My apartment lease is ending soon, meaning I have to make a decision about moving (see problem above) or solving my issue some other way. There’s a number of factors that come into play when it comes to my decision, but it means I’m on the apartment hunt again, which is not easy, nor fun.
- A presentation that is so far away I shouldn’t even have to think about it. I’ll be presenting at the upcoming HighEd Web National Conference, and it’s pretty terrifying. I like presenting, and do it every chance I can, but I’m going to be presenting alongside some AMAZING people. It’s like being in a band with your friends in your garage and then the Red Hot Chili Peppers want you to tour with them. This conference is in October, and I know these rockstars aren’t even thinking about their presentations, but I’m nervous, already.
- A conference that’s much closer. I’m chairing Alpha Phi Omega’s Region II Volunteer Conference, and of course I want it to go well. And, of course, I have an incredible number of insecurities and fears about everything that could go wrong. But, I have a great support system in the organization, which makes it all ok.
- Everything else. Let’s be real. Everyone has “everything else” going on around them. It happens.
Everyone has stuff. Sometimes it’s a lot of stuff, and sometimes it’s not a lot at all. Right now, I’d love to say that I’m dealing with one thing at a time, but I’m not. My brain focuses on one of these things for a few minutes at a time, and I feel scattered. I’d love to pass along some profound piece of advice about how I’ve been focusing and handling it, but I sadly can not, reader. I’ll keep you posted if I have any sudden breakthroughs, promise!