Today was a day of stress. A stack of papers was dropped at my desk. These papers will become a project. And I am in charge of that project. Yes, I do turn papers into magic. Glad you asked. It will take a great deal of time, and being as how I've never done said project before, my nerves admittedly starting rearing their ugly little nerve heads as soon as I tried to map out a schedule that will allow me to complete the project by the due date.

First I wanted to be like:

But then I took a breath (not into the bag), and had an internal dialogue. That internal dialogue resulted in my deciding to draw up an official plan tomorrow, after I have time to sleep on it, and it also resulted in me reminding myself that it's OK to ask for help, and I don't have to be perfect. I can be too hard on myself and my work. Especially when I'm new to a task or job.

So that was the stress voyage. Now to the BLISS.

So after I talked myself down, I decided that tonight's going to be a treat night. I skipped the gym and I'm now sitting here with my three favorite things: wine, beef jerky and Indian food.

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So it's going to be OK. Life's just life, and at least I'm able to treat myself every now and then.

I feel like this week is going very slowly. Today should have been Friday. Anyone else? It always takes me a while to get back into the swing of things after the holidays.