Stress, Stress, Stress

I’m struggling. And no, I’m not one to use the phrase ‘struggle bus,’ but if I did use it, this would be the appropriate time.

There is a lot of uncertainty in my life right now, and I’m not dealing with it well. I’m one who loves lists and routine. I love knowing exactly what I’m going to be doing this week, next week, and a month from now.

A month from now, I don’t know what I’ll be doing, and it’s terrifying.

I finish my internship on July 17th, do my public presentation on July 18th, and graduate on July 19th. That’s a whole different kind of stress.

After July 19 though, my life looks like a giant dark scary abyss. Ok, so abyss might be a strong word. Scary is accurate though. I can start applying to OT school on July 18th. If I get an interview, that will be in December. Then I won’t find out until after the start of the year. If I get in, I’ll start in June 2015. I’ve had many panicked moments lately as it gets closer and closer to July. If I don’t get in, there is no back-up plan. No Plan C, D, or E. No pressure there.

Right now, I need to find some sort of work. Here’s my dilemma. I’m not sure I want to find a full-time job in the health care field because IF I get into OT school, I’ll just have to quit. I could find something that’s full-time right now but can be changed to part-time, again IF, I get into OT school.

Stress, stress, stress.

Unfortunately, my way of dealing with stress is to sleep and eat, and I’ve been doing plenty of both over the last week.

I just need to believe that everything will work out.

How do you deal with stress?

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3 thoughts on “Stress, Stress, Stress

  1. Everything will work out, it always does 🙂 You can always find a part-time job as a barista or something to pay the bills until going to OT school. You’ll find something, and you’ll be great!

  2. Have you thought about being a substitute teacher? I know some districts are paying 90-100 a day and you can do it whatever days you are available…this means it can be on days you have available even after you’re in school. You could even be an assistant until you go back to school.

  3. Pingback: Life Update Part 3: Work Work Work | Sister Kristian

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