The new school year has started. And not to surprisingly, I'm stressed. I've got a 100 students to impart wisdom to, and I've started my Master's degree. I wish I had better coping mechanism for handling my stress. Basically I avoid things I don't like to keep my stress levels down. This means homework doesn't get finished until the last minute. Grading papers is something that rarely happens. I'm too overwhelmed from the start. I need a holiday! Mom and Dad went with Kay and Kevin to Alaska. Sounds heavenly right now. I wish I could be with them.