April 18th, 2020
March took a thousand years, but April is shaping up to a blink and you miss it kind of month. It’s also something of a blink and you miss it Weekly Wrap, but folks? It’s been a week.
Life Beyond the Blog
This week, I went back to work. My state is still mostly shut down, but my store is doing curbside pickup, which means two things: I have a job (thank goodness) and I have a deeply troubled sleep schedule. I didn’t expect to return to work yet, so the days leading up to my first day back were late ones. Y’know, the kind where you roll out of bed at noon and go to bed at three in the morning?
Yeah, can’t say I’m proud of letting it get that far. I was doing so well waking up at nine and going to bed around one at the latest. My schedule-oriented brain was clinging to that. Until it wasn’t.
But the fact of the matter is that I’m working. And that’s a good thing. Even better, my job is a lot more tolerable without a rush of customers in the store. I’m able to focus a lot more clearly, and I have more flexibility in my day if I need it. Good things!
Beyond that, though, this has been a blob week. When I’m not working, I’m either sleeping or watching Leverage (which you should absolutely watch if you haven’t already; find it on IMDb TV), since those require very little brain power from me. Really, anything that requires more than, like, a single brain cell has been put off. I just don’t have the bandwidth and I’m not a fan of punishing myself for not feeling up to it. Most of us are in that boat and that’s just how it’s going to be. Things will have to wait.
That said, I wish I’d done something more this week. The days feel like they’re going by faster because it’s all getting pretty monotonous, and sooner rather than later, I’m going to need something to break it all up into more manageable pieces.
Posts This Week
The Week Ahead
For once in this ??? period, I actually do know what I’m doing next week! My work schedule is concrete, and the posts that still need writing are lined up nice and neat. Plus, drafted templates will be a breeze. Am I doing anything groundbreaking? No, probably not. But I have a schedule.
Right now, that’s the freaking Holy Grail for my scattered brain.
All in all, I’m going to try and block out the grand scheme of things for a week. I’ve got enough little tasks to do that will ground me better than endless worrying, and if I do them, I’ll feel less like a blob on the floor and more like a functional human being.
We can all dream, can’t we?
That’s it for this week! Tune in next week for that weird April-May mishmash that we’re all dreading, because how the hell is it May next week?