It seems like a misnomer ..since I really didn’t take a “break” but it was nice to at least be able to catch up on things and get some things taken care of over “Spring Break.” I was thinking today of what the next 8 weeks will hold….planner me! 😛 I will be in San Francisco….working on a major final research project…working on editing a research project I did hopefully for a journal….and keeping up with class/regular homework! And I think it suffices to say that April is probably one of my busiest months at my job! Many hats will be balanced…I am praying for strength, ability to balance, and for rest so that I will successfully and safely make it through this semester.
As I have mentioned many times on here…I struggle to balance. I get bursts of energy and end up doing too much ( ahhh you know!). But what I have to do is take my time, rest when I need to rest, take naps, and make sure I get adequate sleep. Despite that I also need to be confident in what I am doing, but above all stay focused on the path God has for me. I started a new Bible reading plan! I love it…it is one bible verse a day…and a short devotional. The best part is that it is on my Ipad/Iphone so I don’t have to be at home to do it! Reading the Bible brings me peace…and MANY days despite how hectic it is..I love I can find a moment to find some quietness in the storms that come in life.
I’m nervous, on Tuesday I will be going into the classroom requesting participants for my FIRST research study. Talk about being nervous!!!! Ahhh!! And then on Wednesday the 27th…I will be teaching a chapter for the FIRST time to my cohort! Wow! So yes a lot of firsts….and I’m nervous but you know I am also confident. I have been preparing, I have been reading, I have been editing my power point, and I will be practicing my powerpoint. God is good! He will sustain 🙂
My tip to myself tonight is ….Jo despite your Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, and Fibromyalgia…you can be successful..you just have to balance and take care of yourself!
Until tomorrow 🙂