Sunday, September 6, 2009

I thrive under pressure

Oh my word, this is so me lately, except they should add a few more kids to the mix, definitely a few moody teenagers.

Why do I thrive on the edge of pressure?  It's almost like I seek out things to do to get me stressed.  Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy those times of nothing to do but it seems that I can't enjoy down time unless I've had a good dose of "give me pressured, stress me out" up time.  Crazy  huh?

You all know I'm moving, supposedly in four to six weeks.  So why am I not emptying these closets and drawers.  I have the time now?  I often open a closet I plan to go through because surely there's something in there I don't want them to pack nor do I want to keep but then I close that door and say, "maybe later, there's plenty of time" and that's the end of that.

It's nothing new, it's really comical now for me to wait until I feel that pressure, let my adrenalin kick in and get something done fast and efficiently all while trying to accomplish a million other last minute things too. I've become quite good at living under pressure.

I guess that is what motivates me, what gives me energy to move and get things done.  Some people prefer to have time to work slowly and others, like me, thrive under pressure.  That's never going to change.

Today, however, is a beautiful day which I have chosen to do a little of all the things I enjoy doing on a Sunday.  I will drink my tea, blog and read blogs, visit my only classroom (Oh yes, school is back in session for me too!), I will go to church today and then we have plans to celebrate Labor Day with friends.

I wish everyone a happy and safe Labor Day Weekend.  You deserve a break, so take it!!


  1. Yea! I wanted to stop back by and check on you and your comments are working perfectly now.

    I'm like you, I thrive under pressure. As a graphic designer this is a good thing, because deadlines are always high pressure times.

    Sounds like you have a wonderful weekend planned. I'm off to the beach as soon as the sun comes up, something that always releases the pressure.

    Happy Lador Day!

  2. we enjoyed our 'bonus' labor day weekend in the usa with family and friends. great late summer weather. and our lives for the moment are stress free (which we think is only right after last week). hope yours will be the same soon.