Sunday, February 25, 2007

I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up!

HELP! I've fallen into a rut and I can't get out! I'm not sure what has happened to me over the past month but I've become extremely unmotivated. It's probably the hardest semester of my life and the worst time for me to feel this way but I guess we don't choose our ruts now do we? Maybe it's the fact that I've been in school for the past 20 or so years. Maybe it's the fact that I'm so close to being finished. Maybe it's because I'm so overwhelmed by the semester that I've just given up. Whatever the reason, I have to do something about it because quitting or failing is not an option for me. On that note, I'm hoping that my trip in a little over a week will be just what I need to rejuvenate me.

March 7 through the 17 I will be in Paris, France with a class from school. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I am so excited! As you can probably tell, the Eiffel Tower is the sight I'm most excited to see. I don't think it has really hit me yet that I'm going. You would think the passport with my ugly mug shot would be enough to make it seem real. Or maybe the checks for large sums of money that I've written should make it sink in that this trip is really happening. I guess my body is just making me wait to get excited until I've finished everything that needs to be done before I leave. This list includes grading papers, writing a 7-10 page paper, grading speeches, and more. Yes I know I only have 5 days to complete it all, no need to be stressed for me. I'm stressed enough for both of us. I guess you're right. I could be doing work right now instead of typing this blog. Good point. Touche. But now that I've started this entry I have to finish it, right?

Okay then. Moving on to my next point of business. I haven't introduced to you my nephew born on January 28, 2007. Max William meet everyone. Everyone, this is Max. He looks a little older than 4 weeks doesn't he? He's not a lot of fun yet. He eats, sleeps, pees, and poops. But yet, I love being an aunt so much already! Everyone who is already an aunt told me that it's amazing how much you can love your nieces and nephews and I just kind of nodded and smiled thinking, yeah you don't know me and babies. But they were so right. It's an indescribable feeling. He started smiling today my sister tells me. I can't wait to see it!

Uh oh. The Oscars have ended which means my little freedom I was allowing myself to write this blog is now over. Back to work for this girl. I hope you're all doing well and you'll be hearing from me soon (like it or not). :)