Overwhelmed. Just the word alone evokes a sense a panic in my spirit today. I'm a glass-half-full kind of gal, but I think the stress of being in graduate school, changing jobs, and trying to figure out everything I need to DO for my new position just has gotten the better of me this week! I don't think the overcast and rainy days we've had this week are helping either. More storms predicted for today and tomorrow. As a matter of fact, they have forecast rain for the entire week.
I wanted to just dump all of my complaints here. I wanted to first tell you that I almost had a meltdown yesterday while seeking answers to a question about kindergarten book selection. The answers I found were all different....not one media specialist does it the same. Then, I went into my bedroom to take photos for this gripe-session-of-a-blog post. Why? Because I have stacks of materials from my former office plus new stuff I've been accumulating for the library. And I was determined to share those photos here and tell you how I'm so overwhelmed that I can't even consider my bedroom a respite anymore. Then......this thing happened.
I noticed the big canvas artwork I purchased at a local Fred's. (Anybody else out there love Fred's? Great discount store.) The canvas is in the left corner of the bottom picture. Notice it? It has a big umbrella. A pink umbrella. All umbrellas should be pink. Such a bright and fun color...although you can't tell because it is so cloudy here that even with the lights on and a brightened filter, my photo is still too dark! I digress. The point is that the canvas says...."When it rains, look for rainbows."
Did you notice too that the "rainbows" lettering is covered up by that rolled up rug and all that Pacon paper I bought?! I mean it is a perfect metaphor for how I've been feeling!!! My rainbow is covered up by all the clutter and thoughts and worry. But...no more. Blog posts can be a little therapeutic that way.
I still have tons of stuff on my mind. I'm still worried about how to handle book check-out for kinders. I'm still buried in graduate work that must be done by a deadline. But...I'm looking for rainbows. They are there somewhere.
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