Please excuse me, my brain is fried

So as anyone who has been following The Stolen Colon for any length of time probably knows, I tend to over book myself. I think this happens for a couple of reasons… first of all, I do have a problem saying ‘no.’ I’m just not good at it. And secondly, almost all of the things I get involved in I really WANT to do, which makes it even harder to say ‘no.’

Right now, I’m in the middle of a bunch of big life moments. Four, to be exact. I have made my way through two of them: Running a half-marathon and being a part of the planning committee for CCFA’s Take Steps Walk. But I am still having to prepare for the next two: Finishing up my graduate school research study and taking a really big trip with my husband.

I have been pretty overwhelmed with things lately and, sad to say, finding time to write on here tends to be the first thing that falls to the side. Especially when I feel that I am spending every waking moment dealing with this research project and whenever I have a moment to breathe, I feel that my brain is so tired that trying to do something like writing more just doesn’t sound appealing. Usually anything beyond sitting on the couch or taking a nap doesn’t sound appealing.

research project graduate school study final paper writing stephanie hughes stolen colon crohn's disease ulcerative colitis inflammatory bowel disease ibd blog ostomySo I am really looking forward to having this research project completed. (It has to be in just 5 days!) It has been a really interesting project, as I have had to opportunity to focus on IBD-related things, and I am excited to share it all with you at some point.

I am also looking forward to tell you about the Take Steps Walk we had over the weekend. It was a crazy day of running around and trying to get everything done, but we had a beautiful day for it and raised over $100,000!

But all of that will come soon. As I mentioned, I will finish up this project by next Monday and then I hop a plane for Europe just 3 days later! I am really excited to have a few days of vacation and nothing to worry about besides not getting lost in Italy and finding some place with yummy pasta. And once I get home from that trip, it’s time for a breather. I am trying my best not to make many plans for the weeks that follow because I just want to enjoy some down time.

I’m in the homestretch. The light at the end of the tunnel is rapidly approaching, which just means I have to kick it into high gear for the last few miles. I look forward to catching up on here soon. So, until then…

2 thoughts on “Please excuse me, my brain is fried

  1. Dawn

    I always laugh at how busy we get we when are healthy. We forget what normal life is like. And we need to remember to enjoy it, no matter how busy! Because we haven’t always been so lucky. Your trip sounds exciting and how great you can go and be healthy! Sounds like everything else has fallen into place and you are doing a great representation of us crohnies! Take it all in!


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