Tag: stress

  • 2021-04-11 Exhale and Release

    2021-04-11 Exhale and Release

    Yesterday was a doozie. Hold up. This whole week has been kind of off the rails. I’m trying. I really am. And I’m truly doing the best I can.  Yesterday the stress of the lit mag going live (and frankly being over a week behind the original release schedule) got to me and by the […]

  • 2020-05-28 Hide and Seek

    2020-05-28 Hide and Seek

    I start walking. I start writing. That’s my way. Lately I’ve felt like it’s all just the same shit on a different day. I’m inches away from getting my MFA in Poetry and I haven’t written anything worthy of a poem in months. A few times when I took a class with the “Todfather”, I […]

  • 2020-04-10 Stress (and Easter 🐣) in the Time of Covid

    2020-04-10 Stress (and Easter 🐣) in the Time of Covid

    I was thinking about writing about stress today, because I’m noticing how the extra pressures put upon people make them react. And how different those reactions are. Some retreat into their shells while others appear to be coming out guns blazing. I attended a Facebook live meeting yesterday put on by my kids’ school district […]

  • 2018-03-22 Easier Said Than Done

    I’m completely stuck and and have to start here. It’s 2 in the afternoon and I’m so frazzled and unfocussed I can’t tell you which way is north. Of course I know north is at the back of my house, but I’m talking about “true north”. Yesterday, all my good intentions starting schoolwork were derailed […]

  • 2018-01-29 This is What Happens…

    …When you substitute what you should be doing with everything else that’s not what you should be doing. Every day we have to make choices about what to do with our time. Much of that is dictated by choices we have already made. We have to go to work because we need to pay the […]

  • 2017-06-21 Still Too Much

    Things have transitioned from “feeling better because the weight of the job stress is melting away” to “oh shit, I have two days left to finish some stuff”. It started at four, now three, now today, waking up at 5AM again, it’s two. TWO DAYS LEFT OF WORK. Today I have to switch gears and […]

  • 2017-03-14 That’s Just Not How it Works

    Not enough sleep again last night. Five and a half hours is not enough to make up for the 2.5 I had the night before. If you put the two together, that’s a descent night’s sleep, but that is not how it works. I was up at 7 again and already working to prep for […]

  • 2017-01-19 Puzzle Pieces

    What I’ve got to describe in order to form a complete picture of my life right now is a series of puzzle pieces. Each individual aspect of my life right now is segmented and has it’s own complexities and deserves some consideration when trying to make the complete picture make sense. It’s going to take […]