I've been fighting off a panic attack all day. I have an incredibly busy upcoming six weeks and right now I really don't know how I'm going to get it all done.
I have 18 pretty major things happening before November 10th. They range from relatively easy (Family Pictures) to huge and time consuming (Four days for work in Dallas, Texas without Finn). In between those two extremes I have six 2-day trainings that I'm running, 100 10th graders visiting Willamette University for 5 hours that I'm coordinating and two vacations that my parents are taking which messes up both my and Maryanne's childcare, which adds stress because we have to cover for each other.
What isn't on this list is all the little things: all three of us need haircuts, I have to meet with each of my 17 schools before the end of November, I have to meet with all five on my new administrators and I also have a doctors and dentist appointment thrown in there somewhere. Plus, I do want to continue to be a good wife, mom and friend.
My heart starts beating quickly and my chest feels tight everytime I think about it. To try and help myself not get too overwhelmed, I decided to make a list of all the biggies, so I can cross them off one by one. I'll be honest, right now that list is having the opposite effect and all I can think is, "How in the world am I going to do all this?" but I know that as I start crossing things off I'll feel better about it.
Pray for me!