And Tuesday Was Like a Thunderstorm

As I sit here, the rain pounds down on the roof.  Quite an odd contrast from the nights that were 3° with an inch of snow covering the ground not even a week ago.  But, hey, I guess that's Michigan weather for you.

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



  1. I know how you feel. Sometimes senior year can seem like the easiest year ever and then two seconds later it feels the hardest year of high school. Good luck with your assignments and all that's going on in your life at the moment. I know you'll make it through everything :)

    Katie Petty

  2. Oh Michigan...how the weather changes so often! I grew up in MI and it's so true!
    I feel like I'm going through the exact same thing right now, feeling a little overwhelmed with school and having difficulty keeping my head screwed on tightly enough to focus and get it all done! Thankfully there are just a few days left until break...I just have to get through two presentations in the next two days!
    Hope things get better for you :D
    ~ Samantha

  3. Oh yes, I know all about the changeableness of Michigan weather, though I'm glad I'm not living with it right now! I really hope you're able to start checking all of those tasks off of your to-do list quickly and without too much blood, sweat, and tears!

  4. I am so jealous of that fact! Today it's back to being 20° and I'm just not ready for that yet! Thank you!

  5. Good luck on your presentations! You'll be done before you know it! Thank you!

  6. I know! At least it's not a constant stress fest like junior year was, haha. Thank you!

  7. Happy Thanksgiving Break! Teachers who give homework over any break are the worst. They should be punished. For me, Labor Day through Thanksgiving always seems like the longest/slowest portion of the school year. Once you make it to Thanksgiving, there is always a break on the horizon which makes it so much easier to find the motivation to get things done. Now that it's Thanksgiving, Christmas is right around the corner!:) Good luck with your to-do list, and enjoy Thanksgiving and all of the food!

  8. For real! If I spent my break doing all the homework that I have assigned, I wouldn't have time to eat Thanksgiving dinner. But I'm choosing stuffing and mashed potatoes over papers and worksheets (obviously. duh.) and just deal with it later, haha! That's really funny that Labor Day --> Thanksgiving is the slowest time for you because for me, it's the fastest! After Christmas break to about April seems to drag on and on for me. Thank you, I have managed to check quite a few things off and the storm is calming down! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  9. hope you will have a great thanksgiving! and sounds like a big list of things you have to do- hopefully you get all that done!!

  10. Hey,

    Wow, you look like you really have a lot of work to do but hang in there alright! Keep smiling! I'm new to your blog but I'm really liking it :D You write really well!

    From Khalisah

  11. Thank you! And happy (late!) Thanksgiving to you, as well!

  12. Thanks for stopping by! And thank you, that makes me smile :)


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