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Big Happy Birthday wishes to my dad today. He's turning 70! Belated Happy Birthday also to my Aunt Margaret and to [livejournal.com profile] woofa

It's been a crappy couple of weeks and I've been loathe to post because I really didn't want to chronicle my failures. "Hey, it's Laura! Taking time out of her schedule of already being behind to post some self-deprecating drivel! OMG, here's a meme!"

The cycle of shame consumed me, as I was perpetually behind and constantly owing somebody something.

This past weekend, I saw my dad for birthday bridge celebrations and he and I had a long talk about what my obligations were. We agreed that having enough time for this fantastic internship was important... I mean, they're putting me and the other intern on the website, and we might even get credit when the paper is written. That is -thrilling-.

But after going through the hours it takes me to do each class' assigment(s), class time, work time and internship time, I was clocking about 85 hours a week. I mean, no wonder I'm behind. Dammit.

Here I was at the boiling point, though. Why am I so prone to overcommit myself? And so quick to punish myself when I can't deliver? I really don't own enough spandex to be a superhero...

Anyway, everyone was breathing down my neck for late things, and I talked to my dean yesterday and he authorized me to drop two classes. Maybe three, but I need to talk to the third professor. I'm not sure yet.

Knowing that I was going to reduce my incredibly stressing workload was SUCH a relief. Last night, I stayed up just for fun. It's been ages since I did that.

Spring break starts next week, Adam and I are going away, and I just can't wait.

Now, it's classtime. Things feel better.

Date: 2008-03-11 06:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] insheepsclothng.livejournal.com
Why am I so prone to overcommit myself? And so quick to punish myself when I can't deliver?

DINGDINGDING! You've got it. Answer those questions and your life will be much happier.

Also, I am jealous of your spring break.

Date: 2008-03-12 01:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amalthya.livejournal.com
I am jealous of your moving to Singapore. SO there.

And knowing that being behind right now isn't completely my fault is already making me much happier. Do you want anything from Colombia?

Date: 2008-03-11 08:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexsirkman.livejournal.com
With sufficient spandex, anyone can be a superhero. *hugs* I'm glad some stresses are being reduced... just remember, do what you can, don't do what you can't, and don't worry about not doing what you can't. And no punishing! We all think you're just swell, so no fair you thinking you're not. (also, you totally need to come visit my house again sometime, maybe even when you could actually meet some of the rest of my family ^^)

Date: 2008-03-12 01:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amalthya.livejournal.com
Awww, don't forget to take more days off of work, mister.

And when should we do it again? What are you doing this Friday night?

Date: 2008-03-11 08:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drdelirium.livejournal.com
I don't think I mentioned it, but congrats on the awesome-sounding internship! It *does* sound exciting*.

My Easter Break starts next week and I will have a week of nothing but sitting in my dorm room, pretending to study :) Where you guys going?

Date: 2008-03-12 01:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amalthya.livejournal.com
We're going to Colombia! Cartagena de Indias! I'll take TONS of photos (I'm sure)

I've never been to South America before, so it's a thrill.

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