I admit it. I am a control freak. Things in my life are a bit scattered at the moment and I hate it. My office is a wreck, the house is not very clean, I'm about 2 weeks behind at work and a few days behind with grad school. I think I am making myself sick from stress. I've found myself reminding myself to breathe or to relax my shoulders so I don't get giant knots. My rosacea is flaring up and I have a constant headache. I know I'll get in the swing of things, in fact, I have made a promise to myself to hang up laundry tonight. Baby steps. The reason I bring all this up is because I feel like I've been "that girl" lately - you know, the one that always makes excuses. Here is a sample of ACTUAL things I've said in the past week or so....
"My phone doesn't work in the hotel and my alarm didn't go off."
"My phone is dead."
"I left my master gradebook in another town and it is being mailed to me."
"My dog won't potty outside if it is raining, so I had to wait for her."
"I have an assignment due at midnight."
"I've had some tummy trouble."
"I haven't checked my e-mail in a few days."
"I mixed up the assignment deadline with my other course."
While these all sound like excuses, they are were all true statements at the time they were said. Organized people don't have to make statements like this. They are on time, put together, and on top of things. I used to be one of those people. And I will be again. Just not soon.