Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Whole New Level....

... of stress...

The countdown begins. I will be VERY happy once this thesis is written, out of my hands, and defended. Soon. Soon.

In the meantime, I am doing okay. Not sleeping well (or enough) and not eating well (not entirely true- I am eating very well-- my wonderful friends keep cooking for me! I am just eating a lot for the minimal activity I am engaged in). But I am trying to maintain perspective. Luckily my labmates have been wonderful in helping me keep my head together. We go through our lists daily of all the things we are thankful for. Here are some of the things that help me maintain my sanity these days:

  • I have a wonderful husband who buys me pretty flowers, cleans out the refrigerator (and the kitchen), and takes me to my favorite restaurant for my birthday (he knows the way to this girl's heart)!! He is also a saint whenever I need technical help or in dealing with my roller coaster of mood swings.
  • I have a loving, supportive family who are ALL taking off work to fly, drive, or bus their way to me to support me and celebrate with me all that they have helped me accomplish.
  • I have AMAZING friends who cook for me, edit my thesis for me, walk the king pup when TE and I can not, they remind me that I can do this, and are generally coming out of the woodwork to help me through this!
  • I have a new job to start when this is all over. Someone recently told me that I got the "golden unicorn" and "NO ONE gets a job right out of school these days!"

So that is my daily affirmation. I hope seeing it all in print will help keep me from losing it.
I can just revisit my list whenever I need to :)