It’s 4 Days into 2016 and I’m Already Overwhelmed

2016

It’s Sunday night and as I suspect you can relate, am feeling that extra uber dread of a fabulous extra long weekend coming to an end, with the first Monday of 2016 creeping in.  The thought of actually having to work instead of stuffing my face and binge watch The Mindy Project is making me get the stress barfs. I’m feeling particularly anxious because tomorrow officially marks…

The beginning of my new commissions quota.  If I haven’t already mentioned this, my day job is to work as a recruiter for a New York City based agency in which I am paid 100% in commission.  I do however, receive what is called a “draw” in which I am given a regular paycheck bi-monthly, but am expected to pay any difference between that and what I make in actual commissions.  So really, it’s a loan in the form of a paycheck.  I had a decent first full year in the role (a separate post to come later on that), and as a result, was able to negotiate an increase to my draw so I would see more of that money up front, rather than waiting for the commissions checks to come in.  This is great news for me since having money sooner is always better, but it also comes with a lot more pressure to make sure I don’t fall short.  And I tend to suck under pressure.  Let’s hope that I can make it up as quickly as possible so I don’t have to stress about it all year!

My last 10 weeks of graduate school.  It’s hard to believe that two years have come and gone and now am I in my last quarter at UNC Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler.  This journey to getting my MBA has been such an amazing experience. I wish I had shared more of it on the blog, but it’s better late than never.  I’m super pumped because I’m taking fun and interesting classes including “Sustainability, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies,” “Leading in the Middle,” and “New Ventures Discovery.”  This is also going to be the most intense workload I’ve had since starting the program with a full credit load and classmates wishing me luck, since they said it’s “a buttload of work.”  Luckily, I am genuinely interested in these topics and hope to learn a ton.  And if all goes well, I pass and find myself in Buenos Aires for my last immersion in March!

Yet another weight loss attempt.  My best friend and I are appalled at ourselves and how much school and life has given way to packing on the pounds in 2015.  I need to lose 20 pounds. Period.  For the sake of my health, my sanity and my instagram… I need to lose them.  So a few of us are chipping in $100 and winner with the greatest % lost will win the pot. This is probably the thing that is stressing me out the most since I haven’t quite come up with a strategy on how to do this.  If you have any suggestions, please, please, PLEASE enlighten me.

So yes, it’s only barely 4 days into 2016 and my head is spinning.  I’m excited, I’m nervous, I’m scared and I’m hopeful.  There is just so much to do! I can’t wait to share 2016 with you, we’re in for a ride!

-Bernadette

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3 thoughts on “It’s 4 Days into 2016 and I’m Already Overwhelmed

  1. 1. i totally feel you on the spinning thoughts. can’t seem to get myself to wind down most of the time. glad i’m not alone!
    2. if there’s anyone who’s got this, it’s you. seriously. i have complete faith in you.
    3. want some meal ideas that i’ve been toying with lately? hit me up! i’ve been experimenting with vegan stuff, which is satisfying because a) makes me feel less bad about zero cardio, and b) drives the husband crazy 😀

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