I am so glad that this week is over. The first week of the new quarter always freaks me out. I have a little meltdown the day before the first day. I get so anxious about the impending classes. I always thing that they are going to be too hard and I won't be able to get through.
I need to remember that with school I need to just keep moving along. It isn't going to last forever so if I keep plugging away I'll eventually make it through. Sometimes when I get really frustrated and worked up I need to remember to take a break, take some deep breaths, and have a cup of tea (or a really stiff drink, depending on the level of frustration, ha).
I think that's why I gravitated toward crafting. It's something that I really enjoy, and that I know that whatever project I am working on I can accomplish it, eventually. It's a little boost to my self confidence.
It's something that takes my focus away from what is upsetting me and gears it towards something that makes me happy. If I didn't have something to get rid of my nervous energy I would probably explode. Since embroidery, knitting, and crochet take some time to finish, it gives me something to look forward to at the end of the day to wind down.
This quarter will fly by just like the quarters before, I hope anyway.