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1/4/13 2:16 A

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Hey Jenn, I'm a little late to the party here but I wanted to show my support for you, sounds like you are really under the gun here and my heart goes out to you buddy... Hang in there and thanks for being so supportive..


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1/2/13 4:01 P

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Hey guys - thank you so much for your comments. In the end, it turned out ok. They finally backed off at the 11th hour and we ended up having an amazing time. Now I'm on to the other busy stuff - hopefully there are no lasting repercussions from any of the NYE stuff and I can focus more on me and all the other things I have going on. Hope you all had a marvelous start to 2013!

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1/2/13 11:28 A

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*hugs*

It sounds like you are in for a tough few months. You can always come vent to us xx
Can you use your lack of time to your advantage somehow...? Such as with food? Make some really simple easy plans to stick too, batch cook stuff and you will be so busy you wont have time to eat off the plan perhaps?

PETA give people who care about animals a really bad name, the lengths taken reflect nothing good on them at all.

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12/27/12 8:19 P

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Ugh, I feel for you. PETA gets on my nerves. I am SO pro-animal, but their holier than thou crap just turns their supporters off.

Hang in there!

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12/27/12 8:08 P

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Thanks John. Just trying to remember to breathe. And the event involves a live animal. Totally harmless and well researched. And PETA just got a hold of it. So that's the issue. I would NEVER support an event that was wrongfully treating or using animals in any way. I am a huge animal lover, but they are relentless and could end up ruining the whole thing.

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12/27/12 7:44 P

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Wow. Sounds like a lot of pressure on your shoulders.

First, take a deep breath. You will survive this, one way or the other.

Second, remember that you ARE a professional. You will find a way to get the most important work done and done well. And the rest will have to find its way to the top of the stack as time permits. It's not perfect, but it is reality.

Third, this event. Not sure what you are doing that protestors are involved, but you just have to accept that people don't see things through the same eyes. I have no idea who they are, but they probably feel as passionately about their position as you do yours. Remind yourself that they do not have the right nor the power to control how YOU feel about the event. And enjoy every moment of it.

Finally, and most importantly, you know that you need to take care of yourself no matter what. You do nobody any good if you let yourself get run down and beat up.

Hang in there. You can do this.

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12/27/12 6:49 P

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Hey Guys,

Gotta be honest - life is really poopy right now. In fact - things haven't been great for a while. I've taken on too much with work - all of my work - 4 jobs - and I'm about to step into 4 months of incredible high pressure. I'm NOT looking forward to January 1st. My life just won't be my own until the end of April. And I actually AGREED to this. It's too late to back out of anything now, I'm signed up, and the fallout from backing out of any of these projects at this point would negatively affect my career and my reputation. So I'm stuck. And it's making me sick with worry and stress already. I'm afraid I'm going to let things fall through the cracks and that's on the professional side of things. What the hell am I going to do about ME falling through the cracks? Time for food planning and exercising and having precious moments to myself?

Today, an event that it very dear to me and I've been looking forward to for months has come under fire from a BUNCH of negative people and protesters. And I'm devastated. I'm trying not to take these things personally, but I can't help but feel terrible about all of this and like I'm under personal attack. I just want to go home, curl up in my bed and hide for a month. I want to drop off the map for a while. And cry. Crying will likely happen a lot tonight.

Anyway - just venting. It sucks. I just don't know how to separate my public life from my personal life. I've always just "bucked up and taken it like a champ" - but I'm vulnerable and I hurt, and unless I can allow myself to be down, I will eat my stress. And that's the WORST possible outcome.

Sigh.

Jenn

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