I’m a person who enjoys the anticipation.

I prefer Christmas Eve over Christmas; the suspense over the resolution of a novel; the aroma of a pot roast cooking over the full feeling after eating.  Part of it, I believe, it just because I have an extremely overactive imagination.  Before the impending event happens, I can imagine all of the possibilities associated with it.  I can imagine that anything is in the carefully wrapped packages under the tree.  I can predict the ending of a book I’m on the edge of my seat reading, but still hope my mind will be blown when I read the actual ending.  I can feel my mouth water over the great meal that’s cooking instead of finding I used too much pepper.

No, I’m not disappointed when a moment I’ve been waiting for comes to fruition.  In fact, usually the sense of accomplishment and satisfaction feels much better than the nerves and anxiety that overtake my body when I’m w…a…i…t…i…n…g…  I think I just like the butterflies and blood-pumping, heart-racing feeling that comes along with that waiting.

That being said, I am starting to feel super anxious when it comes to my upcoming wedding.  I feel like now that a majority of the plans are in place, I’m not feeling as overwhelmed as I was when nothing was planned.  Instead, I’m just excited for the day to arrive.  Stay tuned to see how I handle the next five months or so!

Questions to Consider:

  • How do you handle having to wait for something?
  • What is the most difficult part of waiting?

Katrina Martin

Katrina Martin is the owner of Katrina's Resources and a B-6 certified teacher in New York State. She specializes in elementary education and curriculum development. You can read her blog at or view her educational resources on

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