When It’s All Said and Done

Mondays are a kind of extended weekend for me – I get a half-a-day’s worth of school work done at most, and spend the rest of the day doing errands and going to piano. Some are relaxing and fun, and some are just… there.
It was one of those “just… there” Mondays, and by the time I got home, I was ready to just waste away the rest of my day.
This is partially because of exhaustion… partially because I have a gigantic lazy streak.

I actually took a break while writing this post… to watch Lord of the Rings with my little sister. I’ve gotten her addicted. Hey, it’s nice to have a buddy to memorize the movies with, ya know?

Because tomorrow is looking crazy with school and all that jazz, I just wanted to post and let you know that I’ll be away on Wednesday/Thursday. I’m heading over to Williamsburg with my family, which should be insanely awesome.
I have two amazing guest bloggers for those days – I adore reading their blogs, and I’m tickled pink that they agreed to guest post while I’m away. (Thank you so much, girls!) You should definitely keep an eye out for their posts.

Even though life is crazy, it’s amazing to have the chance to “get away” for a short while. My poor mother had to convince me NOT to take my homework on vacation…
She puts up with a lot.
A lot of neurotic, teenager, i-am-a-perfectionist type stuff.
I love her very much, because she puts up with it and we manage to get on well at the same time…

Because, when it’s all said and done, this DBQ won’t matter. The SAT in May won’t matter, and nor will the AP Exam. The “oh my gosh, I hate college hunting” won’t matter, and in the end, the school I decide to go to will be the best fit for me, despite what else is out there.
I will always have people in my life who love me.
Who make me laugh on Facebook, when I’m feeling terrible about myself.
Who make me realize how foolish and carried away I can get sometimes.
Who know that, when it’s all said and done, the relationships with others in your life matter more than the trivial day-to-day problems we may experience.
And that, my friends, is a comforting thought.
See you all in a few days!

2 thoughts on “When It’s All Said and Done

  1. Ooooo, I love LotR! It is so great. i just got to watch (I typed learn at first…) them within the past month for the first time. ❤ ❤ <3. Absolutely. 🙂

  2. I hope you have fun! And you're so right… all this day-to-day drama and stress doesn't really matter in the end :). I've been really struggling with perfectionism lately, and wound up talking about it with one of my favorite authors (Wendelin Van Drannen) and her husband (Mark), over at her blog. Their words of wisdom were just what I needed to hear, and I'm hoping to do a post about it soon, but thought you might be interested in checking it out: http://etrtr.blogspot.com/2011/03/anythings-bette
    After the post, you can see more of what they had to say, about perfectionism, in the comments section (after my long highly emotional comment… lol). They really are an amazing couple of people, and I couldn't be more grateful they took the time to respond and help me out :). I really hope that you love W&M, and that things go well regardless! ❤

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