Glinda, Where Are You?

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Its almost time. I leave Monday morning, but I might as well be counting the hours I have left. Those hours are packed with things I still have to do. I get increasingly stressed about getting everything done and my body’s reaction is to take a nap. It’s slowly shutting down as if it’s trying to tell me ‘you’ll get so much more done if you’re rested.’ LIES! So, in addition to accomplishing the ever expanding to-do list, I have to fight the feeling that I’ve entered a field of poppies (poppies…poppies).
I would say that there just aren’t enough hours in the day, and maybe that’s true, but really what it comes down to is.. I procrastinate. I’ve always wanted to be one of those ‘How does she do it all’ types. Maybe to some I actually am, but when the clock is ticking I certainly don’t feel that I am. I get visions of the Wicked Witch in her crystal ball, ‘Sleep, my pretty, sleeeep’. Meanwhile, I’m struggling with ‘what food in the refrigerator should I get rid of?’, ‘what do I need for the return. I mean, I’m certainly not going to want to cook.’, ‘I need to go to the grocery store.’ The hourglass turns… Sleep… “I have sooo much paperwork to do.” “Oh, I wanted to pack that, but it’s dirty. I need to do another load of laundry.”… Sleeeep…

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2 responses »

  1. So, I’m not the only one she strikes with this nap and procrastination poison?! I know the feeling all too well.
    I am sure, like me, that you will have it all together in the end, AND get a cat nap in too!!

    Have a Wonderful trip Jen, and I look forward to reading your stories as you travel!

  2. I am the opposite! I have a harder and harder time falling asleep as my trip gets closer. There are way too many “I need to do that!” thoughts swirling around in my head for me to relax — it’s a curse! You may feel slightly less prepared, but at least you will be well-rested 🙂 (say I, your exhausted, red-eyed friend)

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