Getting the Words Out: Starting Over Again
Reader, this has been a rough year for me. I won't go into all the details with my personal problems, politics, health of pets and myself, natural and unnatural disasters, etc. The bottom line is, I am OK, and I have even been reading a lot. I just can't seem to cross into the realm of writing about anything, books or otherwise.
The fact that I am even writing this little note is significant. This is the closest I have been to blogging in months! I am working up the nerve to try a review next. I don't know why I'm so hesitant. It's not for a grade or something that affects my job. It's just something I used to do for fun, but became not so fun for a while. I know I shouldn't be stressing out so hard about it, but that's my state of mind right now. I'm getting closer and closer.
One thing that is helping is that I have a three-day weekend coming up. (No, not Thanksgiving weekend--I'm sure that will be fun but tiring.) I have been feeling really run-down, despite doing my best to take care of myself, stay healthy, and to rest when I am tired. But the daily grind is definitely wearing on me. I am really looking forward to next weekend, even though I know part of the reason I'll be resting is because of a minor surgery I have to undergo. Haha! At least I know I will get some solid sleep that day.
I have also started seeing a therapist at work. I am so grateful to my company for providing this assistance, and for being flexible with us so we can take advantage of the service. My therapist is great. He's very kind and I feel like I really unburden myself in our sessions. It's not that I don't have anyone else to talk to, it's that sometimes for my friends and family I feel like I am complaining or burdening them with my thoughts. It's nice to have a semi-stranger who listens and makes no judgements, who can help me see things from a different perspective, and help me be a better, less toxic version of myself.
How about you? How are you doing? What are you reading? I hope you are well. If you are not, I hope it will get better. I'm not a professional, but if I can help with a book recommendation, a word of encouragement, or cat photos (I have a lot of those), please let me know. You can comment, or visit me on Instagram (I don't really use Facebook or Twitter much, though I have those, too.)