Wednesday, August 18, 2010

To My Achiever Within....


"Stress is when your gut says "NO" but your mouth says, "Of course I will"

I believe I am an achievement addict (not to be confused with a recognition addict). I get a thrill out of processing new ideas, executing new activities and seeing other grow and succeed. Metaphorically speaking I am the baker who loves to select and mix all the ingredients for the perfect tasting cookie.

My problem? Oftentimes I decide to double or quadruple the recipe and before long the dough transforms itself into a Watson Eating Cookie Monster. I give 120 percent of myself for 8 strong weeks....and then:

Chomp! Chomp! Chomp! ...
The villain I created comes searching for its next victim...I CRASH.

Someone once said, insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

As I am approaching my last semester of graduate school, I find myself searching for my baking hat. I've noticed myself dabbling in all the ingredients. I've even caught myself trying to make someone's cookies.

Then I found these great cooking coaches:
1-A Good Scripture
2-A Good Talk
3-A Good Song
4-A Good Movie
5-A Good Friend
And I figure, all that matters is that I keep baking; the rest will sort itself out in the oven.


Jenny said...

Go Tamra! Keep charging ahead; you really are a superwoman! And, I love that quote about insanity, it made me smile. :) By the way, if you just so happen to be in Utah in Septmeber, so will I! Hope to see you sometime soon, maybe Christmas???

megnm said...

Tamra-Thanks for the post! I needed to read those ingredients because I obviously had lost the recipe :) You have and will do phenomenal this semester. Let me know if you need anything! You know I go to you for everything, and although I am younger, I am here for you. Thanks again for the post!

That Girl said...

Plus the process is delicious ....