Since last week’s MMM on Crafty Ways to Reduce Household Waste, I’ve started a couple all-natural cleaners, sorted clothes to gift, donate, and repurpose, and have tried–with the help of my fiance–to keep up with the house.
Slowly studying all things blog/website since I’ll be launching LameGirlsGuideTo.com soon.
There’s a lot to learn because I don’t want to rely on plugins and paid yada yada. Maybe it’s being cheap, maybe it’s the love of making something from scratch, who knows?
I joined the Best Life Collaborative team right before my brain went extra batty and have been working with that great group of people and learning plenty from them. Check it out.
Though the scramble is getting closer to “normal”, it now feels like I’ve got a mild flu. It’s probably from shit sleep for weeks (who stays awake for 30 plus hours then sleeps 4-6 hours for days on end?) and stress.
When you’ve got chronic illnesses, stressors can be anything from skipping breakfast, sleeping wrong, and overdoing it, to divorce or loss of a loved one. Of those, I’ve got too many right now. Most of us probably do.
Some life events have the impact of a head-on collision with a freight train. They hurt down to the bone or, if you’ve got a whacked-out nervous system, your musculoskeletal system as a whole. Maybe your GI tract. Who’s to say what happens to emotional stability.
One of those things is happening and I was already struggling. It’s taking more energy than I’ve got to process.
There’s not been a whole lot of progress here lately from juggling so much. I’m overwhelmed and a bit worried about slipping back under with fibromyalgia and depression so it’s time to slow down, step back, and decide what needs the most focus.
Right now it feels like that means spending more time with loved ones, outside, and meditating, trying to figure out sleep and–as I feel better–clearing up the house and setting up the site (which would make posting SO much easier) even if it’s not exactly how I want it. Then I can work on the other stuff.
I keep making plans with my (imaginarily) healthy mind/body and trying to live them out in this not-so-great state and life keeps happening.
I’ve made tiny bits of progress lately and will settle for that. As a matter of fact, I’ll be good with just keeping up.
The response to last week’s MMM won’t be published until I’m more caught up and have a few things off my plate. The series format makes it a big, input-reliant task and I need to work on other things before I can dedicate enough time to it. It may require more than one week between posts. Is it okay to have an every-other-Monday feature? I don’t want to drop the ball but my goals need to be adaptable.
I thought last week’s question would be quick and easy but haven’t gotten as many responses as I’d hoped for yet. Twitter‘s been surprisingly quiet on the topic (too broad, maybe?), and a couple FB groups had plenty to say but now I’ve got a list of books and movies to research without quite enough repeat answers to focus on.
If you haven’t answered yet, which fictional settings would you like to visit or retire to?
Movies, films, and TV series allowed. Choose as many as you’d like.
SPOILER – Hogwarts and The Shire are close for first picks. If you’d choose either, please give a second answer!
So, what are you working on this week? What are you trying to accomplish and learn? What’s in your way?