Some weeks are just hard, and this past week is one for the record books.  It was one of those “can anything else go wrong” type of weeks, where you just want to crawl under the covers and hope for a better tomorrow. 

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I feel like I am running at maximum capacity between grad school, work, and home, and there is zero room for added stress or drama.  However, this week was one of those make-or-break times, where you think that if one more crazy thing happens, you are definitely going to lose it!  I have been riding a triple-loop roller coaster of emotion and family drama, along with submitting all of my final grad school projects, studying for finals, preparing for comps and licensure exams, searching for an internship, and preparing to move (when I have no clue exactly when or where I will be moving). If I were one to ask what else could go wrong or pile on, now would be the time. However, I learned long ago that there could always be more, and to not ask how much, or you just might get your answer. That being said, despite all of the madness this past week brought, there was only one thing left for me to do… suck it up!  Yes, I did my fair share of whining to my sister and a good friend, and after I admitted today that I was being the kind of whiner that I am so often annoyed with, I came to the realization that all of my griping and complaining were pointless.  Yes, unloading on someone can definitely make you feel better… for a little bit.  I could not help but snicker as I recalled saying to my son just last week, “Don’t let it get to you, just brush it off and ignore it.”  Easier said than done, apparently!

Sometimes some of the best life lessons can be learned by simply watching your children.  While I complained and felt sorry for myself this week, my son chose to take my advice and had no problem picking himself up and dusting himself off.  Today I am a bit envious of his resiliency and easy-going, peaceful spirit… and I am thankful for the opportunity to start over with a new attitude tomorrow.