Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Me? Slow Down? Nah... That Is For Wimps.

I looked at the calendar this morning and almost could not believe that today is already June first. This past month flew by so fast for me. Pretty much every week-end I have had something pretty big to do. Just this past week-end I spent it going to the zoo and then from one graduation open house to another graduation open house to a baby shower... Had to make sure I fit Mass into the schedule somehow... family cook-outs, swimming, and hanging-out with friends. By the time Monday evening rolled around I felt like it should have been Saturday night still. I was not quite ready to go back to work just yet, but that is life.

My dad asked me at the dinner table if I have had enough time to slow down yet, and I looked at him with kind of a dazed face (mainly because I have another pretty busy week-end ahead of me) and asked him what he meant. He laughed and said it seems as if I've been going like the energizer bunny for the past several weeks. I laughed at him and said don't you mean the past several years or so?

My life, ever since I have started my sophomore year of college, has pretty much seemed as if I am running on an energizer battery. Working about 40 hours a week between two different jobs that year while taking night classes and fitting in homework and trying to have a social life was pretty exhausting.... working full-time at the daycare while taking classes has also been pretty exhausting. This past semester, even though I did not have classes, I have still been incredibly busy and stressed with different family issues. Somehow I am still pretty energetic for the most part.

Being so busy for so long I am now used to it. Sometimes I can complain about running around from place to place, but I know if I stop for a long period of time I would become so bored and lazy. I do not know how to really be truly lazy. It is not in my vocabulary. I guess that is a good thing. They say it is usually when a person is lazy and bored that is when the devil can attack the strongest, and as far as I am concerned, I do not need to give the devil an easier time making me weak.

So that is a little random update on my life. I have not been able to blog on here nearly as much as I did when I first started blogging, and I probably will not get to anytime soon. I will try and blog more often, but that may be easier said than done.


Mike said...

I hear ya Teresa!! I feel like I haven't slowed down since middle school. Seems like there is always something to do and plenty of things to worry about. But I agree with you, it's a good thing usually to have lots to do. But I wish there were times to sit back and relax.

I think a good test of character is what you say you are able to do, to be busy as all get out and have family issues and such but still be able to be energetic and happy!

Teresa said...


I know... I try. :) The truth is though... if I did not choose to be happy and instead let the family stuff get to me I would probably be a pretty miserable and depressed person... I don't like to be depressed. I refuse to be depressed, so instead I hang around people that know how to make me laugh and it helps a lot....
Not to mention I like to work-out, and supposedly working-out gives people endorphins and that helps them to be happy.

Oh... remind me to tell you something about a certain person we both know and will see this Sunday... I saw him this past week-end...


Mike said...

No fair...tell me now!!! I just saw this but sent you a fb message about 10 min ago. You can include this vital info there!!!