I have a vacation coming up. Not really a vacation the way you think of it. Both of my jobs don’t have any kind of paid time off per se, but even if I don’t get paid for one, not having to have to do it would be a vacation, and that’s what I’m looking at. Mom is going to go to Baltimore to visit P with my sister C for TEN WHOLE DAYS including two weekends. The waiting is driving me insane. Though the Wellbutrin is doing me good, the stress of both jobs in general is sucking the serotonin right off my brain. I believe it’s referred to as burn out, but I can hold on….I can hold on…..I can hold on….until Thursday of this week. I go to work, Mom is at home, I come home and Mom is gone. I can go to bed when I want, I don’t have to watch TV if I don’t want, and I can read, do crafts, play with Sammy, do anything I want for ten whole days. Even if I do nothing.
I know it doesn’t sound like much of a difference since I’m still doing 8 hrs a day at a job, but my life has been very hectic (thanks to the Wellbutrin!! Yea):
- Work out
- Sammy (who has been seriously neglected in all of this)
- Writing (mostly poetry about Grace and my Steps…the Steps poetry will be posted here eventually)
(Yes, I know I put Mom twice. There is the doing with Mom and doing for Mom, two different jobs in my mind)
And then I keep reminding myself of what I need to do:
- Planning my meals
- Cooking for myself
- More exercise
- Writing/Editing my books
Well, I say I need meditating, I have found a form of meditation. It’s called 750 Words. It’s a site where you can just let your consciousness stream out all over the page and be done with it. Basically clearing all the detritus off the brain from the day and dreams before and just get it out in preparation for the day ahead. I’ve found it good for dumping anger, for working out personalities in my books, especially when they keep asserting themselves during the day when I’m trying to focus on other things. I copy and paste blogs and poems into it because I consider that to be part of that kind of writing. And I work on the concepts behind my blog posts as well. The cool thing is no one but me can see them. I can write all sorts of nonsense, I don’t have to spell correctly, I can swear if I’m inclined to without fear of offending…not that I fear offending but I’m trying not to take the simple way out. It keeps my head from spinning and spinning and spinning and I’m able to focus more on specifics. It’s a cool idea, a really cool site, and so helpful for me.
It’s still doesn’t abate the anxiety of the wait…..