Monthly Archives: January, 2011

    Quantifying my stress level

    Tweet During the last few weeks I have felt as though I were holding my breath from the moment I woke up until the moment I fell asleep.  I know what is causing my breathing disorder and you would think I would be able to quickly correct the offending situation and move on.  Easier said than done.  I officially have a calendar that causes me palpitations when I look at it – back to back meetings, lunches, workouts, field trips, doctors appointments, PhD classes and anything else that a person can imagine with only enough time between each to drive to the next one.. and even then, I’m late most of the time!  It wasn’t the visualization of the calendar that served as my quantiative measure of stress but rather the number emails that I had flagged as important in Outlook.  I’ve created a mental boundary that serves as my azimuth for my stress level.  Less than 100 flagged emails means I’m on top of my game.  The past few weeks my emails were pegged at over 350.    This is all self-induced and I’m fully aware of the issue but was unable to dig myself out until recently.  I’m not sure when it happened but it happened and I’m finally back on top of my game.  So what am I going to do? Go to a Magic game and hope that Jason Williams gets to play another minute and ahalf.  How Pathetic I must look.. I think I’m officially a stalker……

    Accidentally, On Purpose

    Tweet Sharing my secret to success is like trying to explain a spontaneous happening.  I can’t say exactly why or how things worked out like they did.  But they did, and for that I am eternally grateful!  but… that doesn’t mean I have any idea how this happened.. My best explanation is ignorance and a complete inability to accept the word ‘no’ or the possibility that something can’t be accomplished.  I’m an ostrich.. head in the sand.. with a big butt.. well – hopefully not..  but whatever I am, it works..  I might refuse to accept what I’m told if it’s negative or maybe I’m a sea lawyer and have to have an answer for everything.. whatever it is, something is working…. for now……