Overwhelm

Creative Commons via catchingcourage.com
Creative Commons via catchingcourage.com

In a conversation with my mother earlier, I mentioned that when I think about everything I have to do tomorrow, I feel overwhelmed.

She said I’ll get over it. And she’s right.

I’ve decided that when you take on anything new, there is always a learning curve (or a RElearning curve, as the case may be). I’m in that now. Yes, I know how to use AP style. I know the format for news stories. I’m having to relearn part of it though. This goes along with “The Wheels Are Turning” post from the other day.

Today was more…intense, I guess, than I expected. The assistant editor was back from vacation and trained me on how to do area briefs and obituaries. I worked on an article that I did the research and interview for on Friday. I learned the proper form for submitting my invoices to AR. I want to go over the article I was working on one more time before I call it done. I’m actually pretty happy with it.

Tomorrow, I need to come up with some interview questions for an entirely different subject, do the interview, type my notes, and finish a Halloween round-up article that I’ve been collecting information for.

Can I do it all tomorrow? I think so. Part of it, I have to.

I guess the point of all of this is to say that with my calendar, notebook, and revamped skill set, I’ve got this.

What are you working on that causes you to feel overwhelmed from time to time? I can pretty well guarantee you’ve got it — whatever “it” is — too.

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One thought on “Overwhelm

  1. Jen, I’m with you. Last night while fussing with our clogged kitchen sink – AGAIN – I got to thinking about how busy I am. I was in an “I don’t have time for this” mentality. But I had just read a post on how gratitude helps us overcome a multitude of bad emotions (including self-pity), and I stopped in my tracks and started counting my blessings. It turned me around immediately! Thanks for the reinforcement this morning.

    Best wishes as you work on your articles. Praying for success!

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