I have not organized my goals and ambitions into a manageable thing yet…
It’s on my to-do list though… If you’re any good at that, I’m still looking for help on how to organize that. Show me what you do!
Yes, I have “make a better to-do list” on my to-do list. This is who I am.
My calendar is so off, I started to celebrate my birthday Saturday, when it really wasn’t until Sunday. 😂 Disorganized or dementia? We’ll find out soon enough, I suppose!
In the meantime, I have been working on a few projects, reading as much as possible (which hasn’t been enough for what I’ve set as goals), writing a tiny bit, and health issues from blood pressure crashes to joint pain to brain scramble and insomnia…
“Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my!”
I’ve been a bit miserable and it’s not helping my productivity. Serious headaches and nausea for several days where I could barely glance at a screen (the joys of traumatic brain injuries…) but maybe things are looking up. My blood pressure is anyway, so that’s a pretty big deal! I’ve been crashing, passing out and having close calls for months. Then, signs and symptoms of heart failure. Why? Medication side effects. Fun fun! Now I need to confront the issue I was on that medication for.
If you’ve got tips on Restless Leg Syndrome, I’m willing to use blood magic at this point, please send them my way!
Taking iron supplements is awful on my guts and that means it’s awful on my joints, but I’m doing that, and using oral and topical magnesium. I have patellar chondromalacia in both knees so I can’t “walk it off” and kicking in my sleep is killing me…
Okay. Done whining for now. Thanks for listening! Seriously.
Projects – if I haven’t taken too long and gotten myself kicked off the project, I’m proofreading a book for a small press. I need to send out an email but I’m afraid they may have written me off, which they probably wouldn’t IF I EMAILED THEM!
I published my second story for 12 Short Stories and am absolutely determined to give myself for time for editing. This is the second month I’ve done a second-rate job because I didn’t have the inspiration or time to start early. NEVER AGAIN, dammit! (It really wasn’t good…)
As far as my other goal, I have been using Insight Timer for meditation just about twice daily as I’d hoped. Thank you, Mexi Minnesota for the recommendation!
I’m still looking for an easy “offline” technique that I can use to calm my nervous system, clear my head, and deal with pain issues. If you’ve got a simple technique (or an advanced one that I can practice until it becomes second nature) I’d love to hear it. Post here or find more ways to contact me on the original post about this!
Hope you all are doing well!
In other news, it is now my lovely sister’s birthday. Happy Birthday, Kari, my sweet, gorgeous protege. I love you SO much!