I know... it is hard to believe that I'm blogging about this already isn't it? I mean I just finished up with Semester I Phonathon a month or so ago... but the students will be back on Monday from their long Christmas vacation and once again I'll be running around like a mad man trying to get ready for them :)
This upcoming Phonathon is always harder to prepare for since there is a lot less time than what I would have during the summer... and because of that I think it is a lot more stressful! There is just so much to do and not enough time!!! These past few weeks I have been working on the manuals, scripts, cheat sheets, and emails... then next week it will be the crazy process of hiring students, working with the interns, and printing/putting everything together... and then the long 10 hours of Phonathon training that upcoming weekend.
I'm really trying to keep myself calm and organized, but I can't help but feel the anxiety rising in me. I'm not sleeping well because I constantly have Phonathon and work on my brain, I have not been taking those much needed lunch breaks so I can fit more stuff into my day, and I find myself telling myself that things are going to be okay and it will all be over with soon to calm myself a bit.
I know that it will all come together and be just fine like always, but me being the type of person I am (anxious), it can be hard stop myself from stressing out and becoming a nut case during this time!!! Hopefully one day I'll be able to get these feelings under control a bit better :)
Semester II Phonathon... look out cause here we come :)