Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Big News

Though I found out nearly two weeks ago, I have yet to mention the big news.  This is partly due to the fact that I have been quite busy, but mostly due to the fact that the more places I announce it, the more real it is.  Of course, it's great that it's real.  Amazing, in fact.  Something that I have been excited about for a long time.  But now it's real.  Not just a fantasy that I slip into during the long silent moments between calls at work.  Now it means lots of "To Do / To Research / To Ask / To Not Freak Out About" lists.  Throughout the day, I think of more and more things that I need to think about and start working on.  This type of project is something that I usually throw myself into all the way but for some reason I just get overwhelmed and put it off.  Don't get me wrong.  It's going to happen whether I'm ready or not and I am more than ecstatic about that.  Maybe it's because I have so much time before it actually happens that I don't feel the pressure to start.  In my Organizational Behavior class, we learned that people don't usually start working on a project until about the half-way point.  They have a burst of energy and get a lot done, then they stop and don't do anything again until right before the deadline.  So maybe I'm waiting for that internal pressure to tell me that I need to get my ass in gear.  Or maybe I just have so many emtions involved that I don't know where I'm at once I start.  Either way, it needs to happen.  I have to figure out a way to break it up a little and chip away at it.  I'll keep you updated on my progress...later.