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That . . . urgh . . . feeling in my stomach

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

I have a zillion things to do. I'm steadily working through them, but I still have more to do. My son's graduation is a week from Thursday and the fiesta dinner (they don't have a 'prom', exactly. The families participate) is the Friday after. I have loads of things to do for those. I have loads of things to do for leaving Ecuador late July. Transporting the cats, selling things, packing up things, etc. There seems to be no end of things I have to do.

In the meantime, I have developed a feeling in my stomach that I don't like one bit. It's that nagging 'I'm forgetting something important' feeling. I am under a LOT of stress. I've been doing all the stress coping things I know to do, such as exercise, eat right, drink plenty of water, take time to meditate, but sometimes the stress is so strong nothing one does will stop it.

This is time limited. Things will be much easier before the end of the year. I just need to survive.

Thank you, dear wonderful Spark friends, for being here to listen to me moan and groan. I know many people are going through much greater trials than I am. I am grateful to each one of you.

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  • _VALEO_
    I usually shut down this inner voice by making a To Do list.

    Good luck with your moving, and congratulations to your son on his graduation!
    1834 days ago
    Hang in there! This is a good place to vent away the stress. Just keep up those healthy habits!
    1834 days ago
    Casey, just by telling us about your coping skills means that you have a lot more control than you think you do. Continue to do those things that we call "self calming". It's like the fussy baby that you pick up and rock...very soothing. So hold yourself like that baby and comfort her. It really works. emoticon
    1834 days ago
    Moving IS stressful (I did it twice in 10 months, and I'm moving again at the end of the year) and that urgh feeling is one of the worst parts of it. It's going to be fine! When the day comes, you can take a deep breath and let all that go. That's something to hang on to and keep you a little bit sane. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers!
    1834 days ago
    Hang in there! HUGs
    1834 days ago
    Moving IS stressful! Sounds like you are doing what you can. Will keep you in my thoughts. Please keep blogging and let us know how it goes!
    1834 days ago
    Did you make a list?? I have to when too much is going on - and I get a sense of relief as I check mark each item as I complete it :)
    1834 days ago
    Sounds like you've got it under control, Casey! Keep making those healthy choices and I'm sure it will all work out. I'll waiting to hear all about it when you get there!

    Take care.

    1834 days ago
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