Monday, November 8, 2010

When You're Having a Jessie Spano Meltdown....

I'm stressed....I'm going to go right ahead and say it. There just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day to get everything done. I'm at the Jessie Spano/Saved By the Bell "I'm so excited, I'm so excited...I'm scared!" meltdown moment. :)

Here's some reasons why....

(1). Love, love my new teaching job. Don't love how I'm making CONSIDERABLY less than I did at my previous teaching job. So, this means I have to supplement my monthly income by doing freelance articles. Sure, they're not that hard....Sure, I feel very lucky to have this side job...BUT, it's also tough after a day of teaching to go home and focus on writing articles OR to have to pick them up on the weekends, BLECH!

(2). I'm trying to participate in NaNO. Really, Krista? You might be asking. Didn't you just complete 35 to 40K of a novel LAST month? Why yes, I did. However, it is a Dystopian, and Dystopians are becoming a dime a dozen with the market being flooded. Yes, I have a book on sub, but it's YAUF, which is also saturated, and holy hell, it's got angels in it! EESH! So, I'm hoping to finish a quirky little YAUF that I had 5K in when I abandoned it as well as a Contemp that I love, love, love, which had 20K in it for NaNO. Finding time to write between school and articles is HARD!

(3). general. Yeah, I just lost one of my favorite uncles to cancer. He really stepped in after my parents died to be there for me whenever I needed him. Plus, he was just plain and simple hilarious and was always doing something to make me laugh. I'm really, really going to miss him, and I know this holiday season is going to be really, really hard.

So yeah, that's why I'm at my Jesse Spano meltdown moment. I'm seriously considering taking up mediating to try to counteract with all this stress.


Karla Nellenbach said...

Whoa girl! You've got a lot going on. Take a deep breath. Yeah, maybe meditation is the way. Hope things cool down a bit for you. *hugs*

Lydia Kang said...

I'd be having a meltdown too. I had the same issue with my dystopian last month. IT's not a bad thing to move on. It's smart, actually. Take it one day at a time!

Melanie said...

First of all, I'm terribly sorry for your loss. It sounds like it's been a very painful road in terms of dealing and healing. Hang in there and take life one day at a time. And just remember he's smiling "down" at you and probably trying so hard to find ways to make you laugh. I'm sure he wants you to laugh as it probably gave him great joy to see your smiling face :-)

As for all the other stuff, it does sound like you've got a plateful. Hang in there Krista. Stay focused on what's most important to you and all the other stuff will fall in line.

Hayley said...

November is always rough...and I'm especially feeling it this year, too. Too bad Zack Morris isn't here to offer comfort!

Good luck with everything! Chocolate is your friend :)

Jennifer Walkup said...

First of all, I saw Jesse Spano and had to click on the post - LOL. Too funny.

Seriously, though. YOu have a LOT going on. Hugs to you and sorry about your uncle. Be gentle with yourself though. Only do what you can do!

Bri said...

I'm so sorry to hear about all the stress in your life now. Take some massive cyber hugs, and I'll keep you in my prayers :) <3

Krista Ashe said...

Thanks guys for all your support! My cyber/online buds are the best! Love you guys!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry about your uncle.

You are very busy. But hard work is always rewarded, so I'm sure you're working towards something wonderful.

I hope with the holidays coming up you'll be able to have some r and r.

KLM said...

You do drink don't you?


Start now.


Throw some cough syrup in there too.

Way better than meditating. :)