From frigid gusts of wind and chapped lips last Monday to the seemingly never-ending rainshower with temperatures reaching a scorching 50° that came into town today, the weather is completely unpredictable. Any Michiganders could attest to that one with a resounding "amen!" How could it just completely switch just like that?
In that sense, that crazy rollercoaster called Michigan weather is exactly like my life at the moment. From one day to the next, it's been completely flipped, and I didn't see it coming.
As of last Sunday, senior year was going according to plan. No homework, no problems. I could come home and read a book, watch a movie, make dinner, and heck, I could have probably even written a novel before bed and still get seven hours of sleep.
However, Tuesday rolled in like a thunderstorm. Four papers. Three resumes. A book to read. Two broken friendships. Babysitting to be done. A messy room to deal with. Colleges to apply to. Blog posts to write. Finals to begin thinking about. Plans to be made. Deadlines to meet (or miss . . .) A family disagreement. And the list goes on, and on.
I literally wrote out a to-do list for the first time in how-long because I couldn't keep track of all that was building up for me to accomplish. This list spans over 30 items long with more being added everyday. Dwelling on it makes my brain go into over-drive and it's not long before the tears start welling up.
Even now, there are much better things that I can be doing to start diminishing my check-list, but I can't even start with that at this moment. The mountainous pile of tasks is too scary, too demanding. But avoiding it is not going to help anything. Updating Facebook is not getting my paper written, nor is making quinoa just for the heck of it helping me to finish my sociology project.
I guess this post could be considered my little pep talk to let a little out and to screw my head back on straight so I can get back on track. I definitely needed to take a break from the 13 tabs that I have open regarding the immigration paper that I'm researching for that is due in two hours.
This, too, shall pass. Thunderstorms do not last forever.
Be still and know that I am God. // Psalm 46:10