It’s been a rough week. I’ve been in the process of buying a house and slammed at work. Unfortunately the stress from going over my finances, getting a home inspection, lining up a mortgage, budgeting, and all of the other numerous stresses that comes with buying a home it has effected my at work. Not to mention I’m SLAMMED at work – we recently had 3 people leave the firm. They were all on my project.
On one hand I think – “why stress, life’s pretty good.” I mean I have a good job, I’m about to buy a home. I am about to go to San Francisco for work for two weeks and my wife gets to come. All is good. On the other hand the only thing I can think is about the stress. Buying a home is going to drain my savings, because I am buying a home I have little money for the next couple of months for much else and I am stressed about trying to over achieve at work. I know I shouldn’t stress so much about work, but it’s just in my nature to try to excel. It really bothers me if I’m not the “best” at what I do – why am I competitive?
I think I need to just learn to slow down and take it easy. Take it one step at a time. I get caught up in this rat race and move too fast. Just slow down and enjoy life, slow down and enjoy life, slow down and enjoy life… I need to help my wife learn this lesson too. Hell, I guess things are pretty good – I just have to get over this little bit of stress.