Thursday, April 30, 2009


If you're part of my family, or you attend seminary regularly, you know that Thursdays is probably the worst day of the week. You're busy focusing on the weekend plans and you can almost taste them, yet they are still too far away. You're exhausted from your day to day living, getting up everyday at 5:00 in the morning and being gone from the house every day for 11 hours and 45 minutes.

I'm losing my fuel, my energy, my motivation. Although my trip is exactly a month away from tomorrow, May 1st, I still feel as though there is a year in between there and now. School is coming to a close, which means working my tail off to be successful when taking my finals and oh the excessive amounts of stress that usually brings, along with getting the grades I want at the end of the semester.

Seminary is almost done, and I'll be getting my Stake President's Award this Sunday (which seminary students earn for reading the New Testament, reading 200 days, memorizing 25 scriptures and reciting them twice, less then 30 tardies, making up all the missed days, memorizing the order of the New Testament books, First Presidency and the 12 Apostles), and I'm grateful for that.

I'm also getting inducted into NHS, National Honor Society, and I'm going to a showing of my artwork that went to the state reflections a few months ago. I'm grateful for all these great experiences, but they aren't helping me stay energized...if anything, they're wearing me out even more!

I'm running out on empty....I feel as though I can almost see the light at the end of this dark, lengthy tunnel. I hope I can get to it before I run out completely...just a few more weeks.....


Natalie said...

If anyone can do it, it's you!
I truly admire your determination and endurance!! You are amazing.

p.s. Did you send me that Pelosi video? I got it three times, and ended up saving it to post at some point, but I couldn't remember who sent it. So, I say thanks to you! :)

KC Mom said...

I think that is why this weekend is so important for you. While it will be busy and I know you don't like the focus to be on need to enjoy it. This is your time to allow yourself to be rewarded and rejuvinated for all the hard work you've put in this year. Hang in are almost done and it's going to be soooo worth it!!

Karen said...

Just take a deep breath...take a deep CAN DO IT!

That post brings me back to my over-achieveing high school I am an under-achieving mother of four.

p.s. Don't tell your parents...but I highly recommend Mtn Dew. It gets me through my low energy times. =)

Kathy said...

I saw your photo at the reflections display and I proudly showed it to all my PTA buddies, even Tori. It was fabulous! I am so proud of you. You are like your mother a BO over achiever that does not like the limelight. I hope you had a good time. You deserve to be recognized for all your hard work. Go Aubrey! Also, I know that you like Dr. Pepper and not Mt. Dew, but I recommend Dew for a pick me up too! LOL