My life right now is best explained with the Frasier episode “Party, Party”
For those of you who haven’t seen every episode of Frasier 48 times – here is a quick summary:
Frasier meets a woman at the opera and decides he HAS to get to know her, but his watch stops on the day they plan their date. He reschedules for the next day, but his car breaks down. She gives him a THIRD chance the NEXT day (also his birthday), but of course he is at a party with Niles in an apartment a few floors down from his when she calls, and his family and friends are throwing him a surprise party at his apartment. Frasier spends the entire episode going back and forth to each party, trying so desperately to please everyone while also trying to leave to go on a date with this woman.
Now, I’m not trying to go on a date with anyone..BUT, I do relate to having multiple events at once, wanting to make everyone happy, while also having 900 things to do.
Every day I remember a new thing I need to get done. Ya know, things like going to the eye doctor, dentist, primary care doctor, and OBGYN before I lose my insurance at the end of July. I have to go through every item I own to see if I want it to move to IL with my parents, move to Portland with me, or get rid of it all together. I have to actually put my belongings in boxes. I have to get out of my lease at my apartment, get ready for grad school, etc, etc.
Along with all of that, I still have to read my Bible, work my full time job, spend quality time with friends and family, text people back, eat food, drink water, work out, be a youth leader, be a counselor at RFKC, do laundry, go on vacation, write this blog, and sleep. (Notice sleep is at the end of this list)
Of course, not all of these things are HARD to do, definitely not complaining about going on vacation or existing as a human being, but at the same time….there are only 24 hours in a day, and when is it all going to get done???
I have taken so many stress naps lately. Stress naps are when you’re standing in your room thinking about everything you have to do, and then you lay down on your twin size mattress on the floor, surrounded by books and boxes, and fall asleep. You wake up 2 hours later with nothing done, and feeling more stressed. It’s a good time.
As stupid, crazy, and stressful my schedule is right now – I would not have it any other way. I do not consider having so many people I love to spend time with, or events I’m requested to be at as a burden.. But if we could add like 2 more hours to every day, OR if everyone who wants to spend time with me could just meet me at the Alamo one day, that would be really cool.
In other news, my best boys, The Jonas Brothers, ACTUALLY RELEASED THEIR ALBUM!! They didn’t start a tour and play all the songs from their album before it was out, and then decide they didn’t like the songs anymore like last time, THEY REALLY JUST PUT IT OUT THERE! God bless ‘em.
Okay, that’s all for now.