Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What Happens When I Stress



I'm leaving tomorrow for She Speaks.

I'm working like a mad woman.

I'm mad, like a working woman.

Every once in a while, I think I might be coming down with the stomach flu.

Then I realize I have butterflies. They flew in way, way early, dang it.

My bags aren't packed.

My pitch is weird.

My cheeks are pink.

I'm Opie-eared.

My nerves are shot.

My feet are cold.

And now my story is all told.

47 comments:

  1. That was funny, I don't care who you are.

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  2. Calm the hell down. Ha! That's my advice. Pack schmack. The kids will be fine, you will be fine. You'll make your flight, you'll love every minute of it, you'll make new friends and eat fun stuff. ENJOY it Shan. Put some socks on and curb your Opies. We love you, and we are proud of you, and we believe in you.

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  3. take a deep breath and just praise Him. Let go of your fears and your anxieties. Cast your cares on Him <3 Sit back and watch how He unfolds His plan for you this weekend!!

    Saying a prayer for you <3

    -Lorraine

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  4. Just be you....that's more than enough! :)

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  5. You didn't mention sweating. I do a whole lot of sweating when I'm stressed. But seriously, I hope you have a great time this weekend!

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  6. I've been thinking about you all day. I'm sending happy, calm, confident vibes and wishes and prayers your way.

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  7. Don't forget to pack your ugly socks.

    : )

    Julie M.

    ps Praying for a wonderful time for you!

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  8. You'll be great! Just do a whole lot of prayin'.

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  9. girl, if you were me it would be your ulcer you're feeling, not butterflies! but you're not me, you're you and who are you kidding - you'll be more than fine:) have fun!

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  10. wow, I dropped out of college because a speech class was require. I just know you will be A.O.K.!

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  11. Tee-hee! You'll be great, I'm sure. Happy travels!

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  12. The conference sounds wonderful! Don't be stressed - it sounds like it's going to be full of everything you're a natural at. Enjoy yourself and I'm looking forward to hearing all about it. Pray hard and learn lots! :)
    Sarah

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  13. You, kid..are hilarious.

    In your situation I'd also think I had gotten a virus/superbug of some sort!

    You are going to be awesome- the masses at She Speaks will fall in luhhs with you, just like the rest of us!

    Have a great time!

    Cold clawed, Opie eared and all!

    xo~

    TT

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  14. you're gonna have so much fun! wish i were going to be there to see you.

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  15. Yes! We are All proud of you! We all believe in you! We all love you! And we're all cheering you on!!!
    I just know...one day I'm going to be listening to the radio & Oh my ;)...there you'll be! And I'll be left saying I KNEW HER WHEN!!!

    Earnestly praying for you!

    Rebecca

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  16. you make me laugh. you will kill. kill. i tell you. and i knew you when. :) happy trails girlie.

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  17. I believe with all my heart this is about way more then you - ya know what I mean.....of course it's about you, but there's a higher purpose - a greater calling. So, pray I will and hope that you find peace in trusting the One who made you for such a time as this - an appointment for Him and with Him!
    love you, love you, love you ;)

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  18. Go with an open heart and constant unwaivering faith and He will bring you the calm you seek.
    God Bless You!

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  19. But your post makes a cross because Jesus goes with you, of course. Sending up a little prayer on your behalf.

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  20. What.ev.er.
    You are going to rock it out like nobody's business.
    I believe in you.
    You are a super star!

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  21. Periodically I had to pinch myself to remind me of what my little girl was going to do this week end. I am so proud of you. You are doing what God has led you to do. Jayme always has such good advice, she should have been a councilor. How can you go wrong with so many people in your corner?? Not to mention Jesus too. Go, have fun and remember you have the best husband and littles in the world waiting for you. Consider it a vacation from "Quick Draw McGraw".

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  22. You-will-be-fine. Just think lovely thoughts. :)

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  23. oh I am so excited for you shan. put your faith out there and use the gifts God gave ya girl! have so much fun!

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  24. You will rock it. Praying for you to have God's peace to share boldly what's on your heart.

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  25. praying for you, for peace and safe travel and a whole lot of fun!

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  26. Go for it! Remember that when you are walking this life for Jesus, He always goes before you to prepare your path.

    Isaiah 26:3
    You keep him in perfect peace
    whose mind is stayed on you,
    because he trusts in you.

    Nicole

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  27. I am really very glad after read here and I appreciate for the information that you presented here.

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  28. I love that your story is told in the cross.

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  29. Bless your heart. Just be yourself, and the love of God will shine through, just as it does here on your blog.

    Love, hugs and prayers ~ FlowerLady

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  30. Oh my goodness, somehow I had no idea that this conference was practically in my back yard! I hope you have an amazing time! Let me know if I can help you out with any local info :)

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  31. oh, how i love you. go, mama, go!
    you're going to be a hit! enjoy your time away, why not?

    xoxo

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  32. You will be wonderful and come home to write an amazing blog about it. Will pray for you!

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  33. praying for you! you are a champion-show 'em who's boss!
    xo

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  34. Breathe and enjoy! It's all good. Not to mention exciting! Can't wait to hear all about it!

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  35. Yay!! You're gonna do great :) Let that light shine, girl!

    XOXO,
    Angie

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  36. Wish I were going with you! I "heart" you!
    -heather

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  37. ahhhh! I know that feeling! YOU are going to be soooo great! I'm expecting phone calls and then a complete recap! Cannot. Wait.

    Oh, and I'll be praying!

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  38. ...and you're accomplished, intelligent, and God's own work. Be good to yourself and remember you are part of His plan.

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  39. You sound like a Shel Silverstein poem! Good luck this weekend and enjoy your time away.

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  40. Do you mean that your story is all told because you finished writing your book? I saw your word count on your sidebar and am super impressed. I've only got about 19,000 words and already I'm kinda sick of my story, but I will type on. I feel like I have to finish this first attempt at fiction. I applaud you for writing SO much SO quickly. Congrats! Have a great time at She Speaks.
    -FringeGirl

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  41. Have joy in your heart knowing that you are apart of His amazing plan.

    Luv u farmGirl, who grows flowers that attracts butterflies.
    ~G~

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  42. You will do wonderfully! Enjoy it!

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  43. Breathe. And don't fret about the pitch. I freaked about that thing the entire month before and the whole entire 3,000 miles there and the entirety of the conference until I walked in to the meeting, saw that everyone was as nervous as I was and he really wanted more of a friendly chat and less of a perfect pitch, and went with it. I promise you its not going to be as scary as you're imagining.

    The only difference is, they're totally gonna want your book. :) Have an absolutely amaze-credible time at She Speaks. And rush right home and tell us all about it, mkay? :)

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  44. Oh rats! Am I too late for well wishes?

    Eeeeeek!!!!You go flower girl!!!

    I'm downright giddy about this for you.

    Oh. my. word.

    Okay, inhale...exhale..inhale...

    Oh to be a fly on the wall at SheSpeaks!

    By the way, your mamma's words....well, you know.

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