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It’s difficult to keep up with things, especially if you’re feeling overwhelmed. In my case, November and December were overwhelming. Between finishing up my classes, handling a heavy workload, and still trying to keep my personal life alive, well, let’s just say that it wasn’t easy. I missed getting the chance to write things I actually wanted to write. I felt bad about not getting to update my blog. I felt frustrated with all of the stress because when I looked for a light at the end of the tunnel, I didn’t see any light. Just lots of tunnel. Lots and lots of tunnel.

I’m glad to say that it’s getting better though. I can’t wait for the start of the new year and the chance at something fresh. I suck at keeping resolutions, but I do find the allure of a fresh start appealing. There’s just something about walking out the door in the morning with a clean slate that makes you feel like you can do just about anything. The more time that goes on, the more I realize that I actually can do anything.

As of January 1, I’ll be starting full time at Solid Cactus (woo hoo!). I’ve also picked up an adjunct teaching position at my alma mater, Marywood University, where I’ll be the instructor for Advertising Principles & Practices. I’m really excited that both of these things happened and they couldn’t have come at a better time. Right now, I’m in a very good place in life. I don’t have to worry as much about making ends meet, although I’m still very much a poor post-college student :-D  Everything is just falling into place. I love that feeling. Falling, not forcing, into place.

When things get tough along the way, I try to remember that I have my whole life ahead of me and that there are plenty of little things that I can accomplish in the meantime. I have plenty of time to figure things out and the start making things I want a reality. I wanted a job.  I have one. I wanted the chance to teach. Now I can. It’s a good feeling achieving those goals. But it also feels good getting the dishes done and FINALLY get that oil change. Those little things add up to a whole lot of inner peace.

Happy holidays everyone and I’ll see you in 2011!

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