April 27, 2010

The end is near

While everyone else is busy with papers, projects, and tests, I'm trying to find ways to be productive. I am fortunate enough to say that all I have left to worry about are two tests on Friday and making last minute changes to my long submission by Thursday.

In other words, I am probably the only person on Evangel's campus who ISN'T stressed about finals.

However, I am leaving for Costa Rica a week from Saturday, which has stresses of it's own. It's hard to believe I am actually going to be spending 5 weeks in San Jose, Costa Rica. I can't think of a better way to start my summer vacation! Here's what I need to get done before my departure....

-Stock up on notebooks, pencils, pens, and other school supplies
-Figure out what clothes/shoes I'm packing
-Buy various toiletries (shampoo/conditioner, razors, deodorant, toothpaste, etc.)
-Transfer money from my Springfield bank to my Battle Creek bank
-Call my bank and let them know I'll be using my debit card in another country
-Fill out the last of my financial forms
-Buy a gift for my host family
-Make a list of contact numbers for my parents
-Find places to store what I'm keeping in Springfield
-Finish packing everything
-Fill out internship forms
-Contact the Battle Creek Enquirer

My excitement is beginning to rise, but I think the peak of it will hit after all the stress is over and I'm actually sitting on the plane with my bags packed and ready to go.

But even with so much to look forward to, I haven't been all smiles. I have felt so far from myself the past couple weeks. I have no motivation, I could cry every hour if I'd let myself, and I've been getting horrible headaches. I would really hate to end the semester feeling depressed, but I can't seem to get out of this funk. I feel like I'm in this endless cycle. I want so badly to do the things I need to do in order to feel myself again, but since I don't feel like myself, I can't get motivated. Ugh.

Prayers are appreciated.


1 comment:

Allison Dowell said...

I'll be praying!
You are beautiful and you have so much to be happy and joyful about! Don't let stress get you down. Costa Rica will be amazing.
I love you.