I’m stealing a page from magazines… they all choose topics for each issue.
The Index would indicate the following article headlines reflecting all the complaints I currently have.
Fatigue, Fatigue, Fatigue… because I’m not sleeping great. I’m waking a number of times during the night and can’t get back to sleep. I’m going to bed exhausted and falling asleep reading.
Stress 101… between fatigue and work x two–>usual job PLUS migration, I feel like I’m starting to reach my burnout point plus the fatigue that just adds a negative spin to all that. And that’s just work. That’s not including the pressure I’m putting on myself to spend time writing… not that writing isn’t an outlet for me but when I close in on finishing a project I stress myself to get it done.
Pain off the Charts… for the last several weeks my low back has been getting so bad that most movement is painful. I also can’t get it to “crack” at all so I’m guessing the muscles are tight and putting a lot of pressure on the spine and surrounding tissue. That adds onto the fatigue because sleep is incredibly difficult.
Not Enough Time… where does it go? It seems there’s always stuff to do… whether it’s housecleaning, errands or having to get marking done, it’s always something and there’s always sacrifice . Next thing I know it’s bedtime and since I’m falling asleep reading these days I’m certainly not able to work on anything else in that time.
I’m thinking that some of the other parts of this edition would have to counter the complaints like…
Gratitude… how we need to find something to be grateful for even in our darkest moments.
Fight vs. Flight… how we stay the course and, somehow, manage to come out on the other side somewhat unscathed!
Just keep Writing, Just keep Writing, Writing, Writing… borrowing from Dory from Finding Nemo who has to keep reminding herself to keep swimming otherwise she’ll lose focus and forget.
So that’s my latest edition of my magazine, whatever the title of that may be.
What sections and features would you like to see?