Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Some Whining, Serious Talk, and a Funny Video.

These last few weeks have been totally insane at work.  My firm is fairly small-- only four attorneys (well five if you count the 82 year old who is rarely in the office).  But last month, one of the attorneys up and left the firm with practically no notice.  There was a lot of drama surrounding his departure, which I will spare you.  But, within 48 hours, I suddenly had 37 new cases from him on top of my already huge caseload.

Now, I try not to complain about a heavy workload because if I'm not busy, I'm not making money.  Lots of firms are struggling to get clients and keep their doors open, and we somehow have an abundance.  So, I'm grateful for that.  But, I've just been SOOOO overwhelmed these last few weeks.

So, we're down to three attorneys now.  My boss, who leaves for a two week vacation tomorrow, and an associate junior to me, who is getting married on Saturday and will be off at the same time.  So, not only  do I have a crazy workload at the moment, but for 8 days during the next two weeks, I'll be the ONLY attorney in the office.

As you can see, my stress-o-meter is about maxed out.  And I am not generally a person who gets stressed.  I'm usually great at letting stuff roll off my back and not freaking out about them.  So, how am I coping?

Being totally serious for a second-- I'm praying and studying Scripture so much.  I literally cannot handle things on my own right now, and God is so faithful to take care of me.  In fact, this morning I was walking into my office building already starting to stress out about my day, and Philippians 4:19 popped in my head: "And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus."  It's not even a verse I had been studying recently, but it's exactly what I needed to hear this morning.  Sometimes, I'm just totally in awe of how God works and how he reveals himself to me.

And then I curl up with a Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino and giggle at funny videos like this one.  (You'll have to excuse the cat due to some copyright issues-- I promise it's worth watching if you haven't seen it.)


  1. That video always makes me laugh! And so, so true about God revealing Himself exactly when you need Him! I could always use motivation to study more scripture. Thank you!

  2. Good luck with your added work. If anyone could handle it, you can! I am sure the Lord will provide and get you through it.

  3. That video cracks me up!!

    Hope the eight days are stress-free for you!!! Praying...

  4. whoa. What a time you're having at work! That's so great you know God will bring you through. And your story of scripture coming to you is a good reminder to me to memorize more.

  5. Oh my gosh girl, you are definitely gonna need your trip to Texas!! Just keep your head up, you'll be rich in no time ;)

  6. Whew, that does sound like a lot of hard work! Girl, I gotta hand it to you - I don't know how you do it! But that definitely is a great verse to remind yourself how God is taking care of you. And yes, Texas can't come soon enough!

  7. Hope things slow down for you! Cant wait til you get here!!