The opposite of boredom


My life is really awesome.  And if I were the F-bomb using type, I’d throw one of those in: my life is really F-ing awesome.  I LOVE my life here in Nashville.

That said, I’m feeling overwhelmed with everything going on – and yes, that is a monstrous understatement.

I have a new job that is taking up every ounce of brainpower I can muster – mostly because I am learning how to think like the Internet thinks (funny – I thought it just knew).  I wasn’t prepared for how exhausting starting this new job would be.  Thankfully, it’s a good tired.

I have the world’s most amazing roommates.  I have fantastic friends – the number of which is growing exponentially, meaning no shortage of social gatherings.  I am involved in a church that I love.  I’m trying to eat right and sleep enough and manage my bank account and purchase necessary plane tickets and maybe occasionally shower.  And on top of it all, I am training for this blasted half-marathon – which is happening 2 weeks from tomorrow.

I am slammed.

Until future notice, I think that I’ll be forced to give up songwriting, keeping up with “The Office,” cookie baking, reading in all forms, and – the bane of my existence – phone calls of any sort.

Except with my mom and Greta, of course.

This is a season.  Mama said there’ll be days like this, there’ll be days like this, Mama said.  And I know that I’ll settle into a rhythm soon enough.  Until then, I am experiencing the overwhelming, all-consuming, crazy-making reality of BUSYNESS.


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  1. Greta on April 10, 2009 at 9:23 AM

    Thanks for making me an exception. :) It was great talking to you yesterday, I love Annie-time.

    I’m thinking that: newborns have to sleep all the time, because every SINGLE thing is brand new, and unfamiliar. You are not a newborn. But many things are BRAND new and unfamiliar, and I’m not surprised you’re exhausted.

    Try to sleep as much as possible these first couple weeks. You’ll be crawling around Emma soon enough. :) Love you friend.

  2. Carmen Goetschius on April 10, 2009 at 9:35 AM

    I don’t know your friend Greta, but I like her. She gives good advice. Listen to Greta. Soon you’ll be crawling around Emma and loving every minute of your job you savvy girl!

  3. Emily on April 10, 2009 at 10:14 AM

    I’m so glad you are loving your Nashville life!!! Yay!!! It is so hard sometimes to make the choice to let some things go for seasons. But that is how life goes. Good job you wise lady.

    And GOOD LUCK on your half-marathon. I am SO impressed.

  4. annie on April 10, 2009 at 11:30 AM

    Better than being bored, right?

    Get that rest whenever/wherever you can ~ else you might end up sick.

    And I love Greta’s newborn analogy!

  5. rachel rianne on April 10, 2009 at 11:52 AM

    sounds like you’re like freaking superwoman.
    i’m thoroughly impressed, miss annie.

  6. Little AP on April 10, 2009 at 3:23 PM

    The reverse of being bored sounds a lot more fun than regular boredom. ;) I just hope you have some time for decent sleep.

    Keep on keepin’ on.
    Much love,
    Little Annie Parsons

  7. Deborah Barnett on April 10, 2009 at 4:51 PM

    good thing there are no new Office episodes to keep up with (grrrr).

    Please please please tell me my friend… if there’s I can do anything for you. Especially since I don’t travel again for 3 more weeks.

  8. Deborah Barnett on April 10, 2009 at 4:52 PM

    ooops, I meant 2 more weeks. Wishful thinking.

  9. Kate on April 12, 2009 at 4:57 PM

    I feel the need to tell you that three of my friends mysteriously had animal mailboxes posted with their phone number on Craigslist. And it’s all thanks to you.

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