With opportunities I’ve waited for, starting in a sudden rush, along with extra volunteering, I have discovered I’ve been a little heavy on the accelerator. Fortunately, after this week I will be able reduce some of the pressure and get to a reasonable speed of life.
My return to work training through CPP-D Vocational Rehabilitation has started in earnest. At the same time, I have just started a contract to digitize a local NGO’s processes (all the pieces were finally in place last Monday. I was taken a little of guard, because on the Thursday or Friday before that, I had gotten the impression would take until late Tuesday or early Wednesday, so I made the mistake of starting a major ‘system administration’ reorganization over the weekend with plans to finish on the Monday and Tuesday before things got busy. Fool, I). In addition that same weekend was the first time my birth family had gathered since before Covid.
There is more, but suffice it to say the business of the past two weeks needs to be a rare exception, and not something I try to maintain for extended periods. Between not being as young and healthy as I once was, and the medication I must take to remain well, I need to pace myself better and with recognition of my limitations. (Truth be told that would have been a good thing to do when I was young and foolish as well).
I hope that by reducing the ’extra-curricular’ things I take on (aside from my romantic relationship, that is), I am hopeful I can find a better balance.
In any event, I will definitely be making efforts to avoid a crash and burn(out).
P.S. I have finally fixed the contact form for this site, so that it (should) work.