The week has been stressful, no doubt. Work is taking its toll ... but I have to learn to deal with it. We are getting closer to our first home game (9/17), so I've got to make sure things are prepared. The staff is helping a great deal this year, which is nice. It eases some stress on my end.
Some good news on this front is that Greg asked me to be a groomsman for his wedding next year, which will take place in Norfolk on May 20th. I'm pretty pumped about that. It is close to my birthday, so it'll be nice to share some time with friends. More importantly, it will be outstanding to see Greg and Sarah share their vows. They are both great people, and I'm honored to be a very small part of such a huge day.
I'll return home next week for the Vandy/Wake game, which takes place next Thursday night. It'll be nice to spend time with family. Mom and dad also got a new dog, Sally. It will be a bit strange to come home to a new dog, but I know the dog brings joy to their lives, so I'm looking forward to meeting her. It isn't hard to enjoy the company of a dog ... unless they are just nuts, like Cali. Ha!
Sis is back at school with some anxiety about her last three months in Greenville. I understand it. She is watching other friends move on with their lives and careers, yet she still feels stuck. In actuality, she is making such headway in her career and this is just a stepping stone. She'll be a step ahead of the game in her job, and that is important these days. It sounds cliché, but the real world comes too fast. You just have to enjoy life as much as you can while you are going through it. Some times it'll be hard, others easy, others painful. But Marian is too much of a good person to let anything keep her down. She'll get over her anxiety and she'll make the best of her last few months in grad school.
Many more meetings to go to the next couple of days ... hope they aren't too long.