You know that feeling when you are totally overwhelmed by absolutely everything in your life and just don’t know where to start?
Like Murphy’s Law is just waiting to drop something else on you?
Well, that was me just a few weeks ago.
I was tired of turning in never-ending circles and getting nothing done so I decided to take some vacation weeks off to permanently cross certain things off my to-do list.
Yeah, like once and for all.
If I can’t jump on a plane and relax under a palm tree somewhere hot, I decided to vacation from professional deadlines and get some ish done that will help me in the long term, like every-other-day early morning walks, improving on my eating habits, learning to ask for help with certain family responsibilities and seriously getting my house in order (literally and figuratively)…
I even organized and prepaid for my own funeral arrangements, something I always said I would do to avoid leaving that sad task to a grieving family member.
[I will write about this experience in a future post ].
I’m so happy with what I was able to accomplish, without the constraints of the 9-5, that I truly feel my creativity returning and filling my soul to the point where I am almost itching to write again.
I’m looking forward to letting words flow again, whether it be as a blog post or as a private journal entry no one will ever see.
And I’ve got a mini-project close to my heart that I’ve started dabbling in (and has little to do with fiction writing).
For the first time in a while, I feel…hopeful. But I’m going to keep my hopefulness on the low so that Murphy doesn’t notice for a while.
What about you? How are you coping these days? Don’t be afraid to share.