Although I am back on track with check-ins, I can’t shake the feeling that I am spinning my wheels. It’s one of those dreaded periods of self-doubt. It will pass. If I am objective, I’m doing better than I had been.
I am eating better, avoiding the foods that waft their siren song toward me, then stab me in the back by making me feel ill. I see their true appearance now! My wonky shoulder is slowing me down a bit, but I am seeing a doctor on Thursday, so I give myself kudos for self-care. I will discuss what exercise won’t hurt the shoulder, so hey, a two-fer.
As for tv marathons, between the World Series and NFL football, I have graciously ceded the tv to the men in the house. Aren’t I just the nicest? I have also put a timer on the computer games–15 minutes twice a day. I still twitch when the timer goes off, but so far, I comply with it.
Today we are hunkering down for Hurricane Stacy. We are on the edge of the worst winds and storm surge, but are still under a wind and flood watch. My neighborhood was built in the early 1930’s, and the trees were planted at the same time. While I usually love looking out the windows at the huge trees only feet away, I must admit I am a bit nervous.
I have spent a lot of time on the blogging class, but I know it will pay huge dividends down the line. The logline class is more focussed, less of a time commitment, but still takes a lot of brain power. I’m tweaking my resume for the day job, as well as writing an article. Both are outside the normal 9-5 time commitment, so I feel like I do nothing but write these days.
Rather than feel overwhelmed by all the writing, I am energized by it. I have a chance to attend classes at the New York Writer’s Institute, since it is housed at the university where I have my day job. I need to get some of my other commitments out of the way, but I am going to attend some of the talks and workshops when I can.
So that‘s all the news in my neck of the woods. I hope everyone in the path of the storm stays safe; here’s hoping we all keep our power!
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