Stress Rant!

Hi everyone,

So I was right: this week is turning out to be very, very long. And it's not even Wednesday yet. *deep sigh*

Here's something I've learned over the years: there are many, many things I am good at. Handling stressful situations is really not one of them.

I'm one of those people who totally and completely shuts down under stress, and I have a feeling this is what's happening now. Usually I'm pretty good with managing it - I have my ways to dull it a little, and everything works out. I manage to get writing done and not fail my classes.

But now... not so much. I'm dreading working on Frozen Hearts. I'm dreading studying for exams. I'm even dreading practising guitar, for Pete's sake. And the worst part is, I'm not even very good at any of them. With FH, I keep missing obvious typos (or worse, making them - when I'm supposed to be editing). You catch my drift - it's really not the best situation. What's a girl to do?!

Never fear, though: I came up with a plan that seems relatively feasible! Tomorrow, I'm making cookies and wrapping Christmas presents, which are pretty much the easiest and least stressful activities in the entire world.

EXCEPT.

Except, except, except, while I'm making the cookies I'll listen to recorded lectures from Molecular Biology. And while I'm wrapping the presents I'll watch the video tutorials my Algebra II Trig teacher posted on his website. So basically, I can get work done while doing fun things and hopefully I'll actually be able to sleep.

(In other news, still no FH editing today. You guys, I'm really, really worried about the timing of this. But it'll all be over in a week and a half, and then it'll be okay.)

love, Topaz