Friday, December 19, 2008

Jumping on the bandwagon (hope you don't mind Jess :))

Dear Self,

Next time you move out of an area, please think a little. Don't plan your move day for the same week as tons of Christmas parties, a work week extra busy because you are trying to get 3 months worth of work done, a center that you are helping to pack and move, and dinners almost every night with friends you want to say good-bye to. It's ok to plan ahead and not to jam pack everything into the last week. You need to know that burnout and sleep deprivation are not attractive qualities on anyone. Just because you CAN pull all nighters for a week straight doesn't mean you HAVE TO or SHOULD. Also remember that you don't need to spend 18 hour days at your work to prove that you are a good worker. It's just a job and not nearly as important as spending time with your loved ones. Try to learn how to say the word "no"and include it in your vocabulary. It should be easy for you to practice saying it because you are a speech therapist. If you don't know what it means, look it up in a dictionary. If you can't find your dictionary because it is packed, go to And most of all, remember that this time of year should be focused on Christ's birth and not on you and your little world.

Seriously, what WERE you thinking?



(BTW I did look up the word "no" on because I was curious. There are 11 definitions for "no". This one is my favorite: no can do, informal. it can't be done.


At 10:31 AM, Blogger Jessica said...

So you're really moving? This week? To MD? How exciting!

Loved your letter, BTW. It's freeing, isn't it?

At 5:25 AM, Blogger Beccalynn said...

I miss you! Cause you're moving here...but you're not! Because you were supposed to move on Saturday and now you're moving on the day we're leaving. Because all this anticipation got burst by the mean movers and their injured friend. I'm glad, though, that God allowed it to happen that way. He enforced rest on you despite your well-laid, but erroneous plans!
Can't wait to actually SEE you!! You can't even begin to know how EXCITED I am that my best friend is moving near me! I'm so happy I may cry!!!

At 5:25 AM, Blogger Beccalynn said...

Jess, she's actually moving to PA. My side of the Mason Dixon line. Sorry!! ;-D


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