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My expectations for BLC 26

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

To be honest, I'm expecting a kind of crazy, rough round. We just closed on our first house, where hopefully we will live for a very long time, and we will be gaining possession of the house next month. Then we will not only be moving in, but also finishing the basement. So for the next 12 weeks I will be packing (in a different city than the one where I am really living now), moving from 2 apartments into 1 house, painting the house, painting the apartment, cleaning the apartments, contracting someone to finish the basement, buying shelving and other furniture that we need to make the new home work (mostly storage but we are also going to replace the couch and my husband's chair, as the ones we have are dying and have been dying for years), a freezer, etc. We're going to bouncing back and forth between two different cities, moving in multiple shifts, etc. And I also need to start hard core job hunting ASAP (should have really done so already, in fact) as well as writing articles and a book proposal for publication. Even though I currently do not have ready access to a functional office and am typing currently on the dining room table, which isn't good for a lot of different reasons.

My goals I posted earlier, and they seem reasonable--even easy goals--but I'm afraid of being overwhelmed. We have so much on our plate right now, it's going to be hard to keep even simple goals in mind. I've already barely holding onto my fitness streak--which I just started--by the skin of my very sore teeth. I'm on week 4 (I think) of a migraine, which is unusual for me, but the stress of the move plus the dental issues I think is aggravating it.

This is not my first BLC so I know it's a real challenge. But this time I expect, to be honest, that it will be more challenging than many. But I have survived challenging rounds in the past--like the 2 rounds that made up my last year of Grad school. If I can survive that, I can survive this.

I expect that my team--as well as the Hogwarts team, which I just joined, and my other spark friends--are going to be a big help, because I know in the past that they have been. You guys keep me inspired, motivated, and encouraged when I feel overwhelmed, frustrated, and discouraged. You understand and cheer on my little victories as the victories they are, however small, and sympathize when I am struggling. You guys are awesome.

I expect that my team will keep challenging and pushing me to try new things.

I expect that at the end of this round I will be a little lighter, a little thinner, and hopefully a whole lot fitter.

We're going to rock round 26. They are calling it the marathon round and in some ways, with everything we're juggling, it feels like a marathon. But you know what, all the better to cross that final finish line!!!
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    Good luck with everything! You do have a lot on your plate, but there is so much exciting change on the horizon, that it will all be worth it in the end.
    2131 days ago
  • EILEEN828
    Good luck with your move, sounds very exciting to me, even if it is a lot of work. emoticon
    2135 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    You will do fine. Just do what you can each day. It will be enough. You have a little time to get it all going. Try not to stress so much. It takes too large of toll on you. One step at a time and it will be fine. Yeah, corny but true.

    Have fun too!
    2146 days ago
    You got this! You'll enjoy Hogwarts. I joined one of their earlier semesters. I liked the a la carte style of picking your classes. For some reason, all the tracking was to much for me back then. But I really liked the Harry Potter theme to it all. Best of luck this round. emoticon
    2146 days ago
  • CIPHER1971
    As ever you will exceed your own expectations and we will all be here to support you when necessary and cheer you on.

    Have a great day
    2147 days ago
    Yep, I remember at least one of those grad-school rounds! The move will be tough, but moving always is --- your Spark buddies and teams are here for you! Have a great BLC!
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    2147 days ago
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