Sunday, October 08, 2006

Treading Water

That's pretty much how I feel right now and probably will until the end of October. I'm just keeping my head right above water, trying not to drown. Every once in a while a wave comes and I swallow a bunch of salt water.

As far as the diet, I'm not being as religious as I have been, but I'm not driving through Wendy's every day either. Luckily, over the past few months I have developed an eating routine of sorts, and I'm just following that right now. Yes, I know a few extra pounds off by the time I defend would help me fit into some pants, but let's just say a skirt is looking pretty good right now!

Along with just trying to stick to my regular eating routine, I'm trying to work out every day with my walking DVDs, even if that just means the 30 minute 2 mile workout. With all the stress I'm under right now, I know this is extra important for my sanity if not for my ass.

So, that's the latest update. I have bucket-loads of school work to do now along with my regular freelance writing gigs, so you may not see much of me until after October is over. Funny thing is - October is usually one of my favorite months. It is great as far as the weather, and good things usually happen to me during this month. I have to believe, then, that I'll some how be rewarded for all this come October 31st!


Anita said...


You can do it! You can do it! said: "good things usually happen to me during this month." Statistics don't lie. :)

I wonder if anyone ever feels like they deserve something? I mean...when someone is elected President, is the first night one of "holy carp! I can't believe that I'm President! Honey, remember when I tried to fix that hall light and the sparks knocked out the entire electrical system to the house? Now I'm running the United States of America! Can you believe it? I couldn't even fix the hall light and now I'm fixing the world!"

Then, I guess, he gets up the next morning and puts on his business suit and ACTS like a President.

I don't know for sure but I'm pretty sure that this is how it goes. So....just get up on the day of the presentation and ACT like a Doctor.


fatand40 said...

Good example! Attitude is everything, and I do need to project some confidence when I go in there.

It's not like I don't think I deserve it really. I've worked my ass off these past five years. And, honestly, I think my dissertation is pretty damn good! I worry more that I may not be able to convince my committee that I deserve it. The whole academic world has always felt like some kind of exclusive club to me that doesn't want me as a member. Pathetic of me, but true.