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STUPID POSTER!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

What a really rough day. I really should be in bed but I really need to get this all out of my system first. My day didn’t start out too bad, normal crazy morning. I went to Dunkin Donuts for breakfast (I know I know, it was that or eat nothing). Got to work only to have my boss be in a horrible mood and she sent me across campus despite the fact that I can’t breathe outside. It was not super fun, but I survived. Work was a bit crazy. But hey, whatever, its work. It was the poster that started it. I HATE POSTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOATHE POSTERS! It’s a long story, but ever since elementary school I have hated posters. I am in GRADUATE SCHOOL…why am I making a poster, why can’t I do a powerpoint or something…why a poster?????? I spent a good portion of the day working in my scrapbooking software to create all the things to go one my poster because my handwriting is MISERABLE. I got it all done, printed it all out. And then the HORROR began. I had to CUT and PASTE all the stuff. I’m a LEFTY!! I can’t use scissors, I can’t cut a straight line…and have you ever ever ever tried to glue things that are crooked? It’s practically impossible. And so I was frustrated on my way to my second job. And then Aleks was having a rough time and was unhappy and he sort of yelled at me via texting which I don’t think he meant to but it put me more on edge. Then the girls started bickering and I almost lost it. Then the exhaustion set in. And then I had to finish the poster. I had a breakdown over a poster. And as I said to my friend on the phone all I want is to have enough time in the day to actually go to the gym or take a bubble bath. I want to blow dry my hair soooooo badly. I want to feel feminine again. I want to have the time to do my hair and make up. I want to feel pretty. I want to feel appreciated. I am tired of falling into bed exhausted and dragging myself up and out the door in the morning. I want energy, enthusiasm. I just want to feel like a lady again. I want Mika to be excited to see me etc. (long story). Sigh….
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  • SNOWHIT
    I'm sorry you had a bad day. emoticon I've heard of people still doing posters for conferences, but they're done entirely in a graphic design program or Power-point and pritned specially. Who cuts and pastes anything anymore. I hope today is better.
    4129 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5127867
    Poster! Yuck! I let my students use power-point - easier on each of us. Why posters? What are you studying that this is a useful skill?
    4129 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6122798
    I could organize a ceremonial poster burning after it's graded and you get it back? :)
    Seriously though, I'm sorry you're so stressed! It sucks to be so busy...believe me, I know! I can tell you that this too shall pass but I also know that hearing that doesn't ever really help!
    It's okay to be stressed. You have a lot on your shoulders.
    4129 days ago
  • 2BEEFIT
    Oh my, what a rough day. Sometimes you have to say ENOUGH. You must say it loud enough for you to hear it.

    I would look at my day and start eliminating anything that was not a priority. When you have a moment, start categorizing your life into doable chunks: Grocery shopping on WED, laundry on Sat only. I am going to bed at this time so I can get up an hour early to have time just for myself. If you do not find time, even an hour for yourself, resentment builds until you BLOW. It will work out, everything smoothes out eventually.
    4129 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1315172
    {{{Hugs!}}}Wish I could help you out, I love making posters!
    4129 days ago
  • ANGE1010
    Great post. Sometimes life sucks and you just have to tell someone. You just did and I know you feel better. Tomorrow is just around the corner. You're a strong driven women and today will make you stronger. Blessings my dear!
    4130 days ago
  • no profile photo DONEWSP
    Licia, sorry you are having such a crappy day. Bonus is the stinking poster is done. I am 32 and hate posters as well. I do not have an artistic bone when it comes to drawing and what not. Stick people anyone?????? That is me :) It is pretty cool that you have that software. Just think. All of this will pay off. You will have your graduate degree soon. Are you taking summer classes or taking a break. Could you scale back on some of your classes to add some breathing room. Don't be afraid to tell people no when they ask you to take on more projects, or whatever. You have to have you. (I know I am not the person to be saying it, I struggle with that balance as well) But I will be here if you need to vent or whatever. Hope you get to bed and rest and relax tonight. BIG HUGS :)
    4130 days ago
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