Update re: stress
Saturday, May 01, 2010
So... I've gotten LOTS done this week, friends.
The ball is officially rolling with the switch over to non-thesis. I'm meeting with the head of the department on Tuesday to make sure everything's on the up & up.
I met with my advisor in the graduate school (outside of the dept.) yesterday. She said that I'll be able to switch over my already-paid-for thesis hours to non-thesis hours. Basically, she's saying that I'll have to pay a nominal fee for the summer rather than out-of-state tuition. She's saving me roughly $2.5k. Amazeballs.
I'm one step closer to getting out of here. Movers are coming on Monday morning. I am almost ready for them. I just have to pack a few things from my kitchen and move everything that I'm taking with me out of the way. The non-bf (thanks COCOMAC7!) flew down to help me pack everything else. I couldn't have done it without him. My dad's still in Haiti, my mom & sister couldn't make it down. It would've been really rough if I was by myself. My mom ordered some Omaha steaks for the boy for helping me. He doesn't know they're on their way. He's definitely a grill-master, so he'll be super excited to get them! I have great people in my life, for sure.
Even though things have been crazy, I have been tracking all of my food and trying to get workouts in as much as possible. As weird as it might sound, tracking is something that I can control everyday. I can't control my ego-driven professors, I can't control my health issues, I can't control anybody. I get that. But I can control what I put into my body and how much I exercise. It's actually kind of refreshing in my current state of chaos.
I'm trying a new recipe tonight. Well, not exactly. It's a spark-ified recipe. Easy to make so I can focus on getting everything done. It's a cheesy ravioli bake. Super yummy. Big servings. Under 400 cals., which is kind of high, but I worked it in.
Thanks for always being so supportive, my dear spark friends! Last blog I felt like I was treading water. Now that things are slowly coming together, I feel like I'm coming up for a bit of air. Stress sucks. Especially when you feel so overwhelmed. I think the only way to manage it is to make a plan by breaking things down and doing one thing at a time. That old joke is true. You really do have to eat an elephant one bite at a time.