On My Mind

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!

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