Today has been kind of a non-starter since I got home from work. I’m tired, under-motivated, and generally feeling like it’s a Monday. And I had to work the past few days, so I don’t even have the excuse of it being the beginning of my work week. I mean come on, I barely had enough motivation to go grocery shopping this afternoon. And I need to eat to survive! How crazy is that?
I’m hoping that tomorrow will be better. I’m going to end up having to work seven days in a row, but at least I’ve got a short day for the next two days. Maybe that will let me take the time and finish some of the projects that need to be done by the weekend. Because I managed to actually get a weekend off! It was a fight, but my boss seems to like me well enough.
So what have I done this afternoon? Well, I managed to go grocery shopping (which is good, since I was down to frozen leftovers). I almost forgot to put away my food (lunchmeat should still be good the next day, right?). I wrote a report for my volunteer position (the long version: Nothing to report. The short version: Nothing to report). I got caught up on my Tumblr and Facebook feeds (does the scrolling ever end?). And golly, look at the time. You didn’t need to paint a shield or anything, did you? I sure hope not!
If I’m not making sense, it’s probably because I’m tired. But credit where it’s due for small victories: I managed to realize I was tired, and thus wasn’t feeling too great, rather than stewing in an “Oh man what’s wrong with me” malaise. Because far too often I’ll dip into depression before I realize that maybe I just need a bit more downtime, or food, or sleep. Naming one’s problems has a way of containing them: if you can describe it, you can control it. Realizing I’m tired lets me re-route the part of my brain that tells me “You’re a no-good lazy failure at life.”
Anyway, I’m rambling. I have a few things I’d like to write about (Dog sitting! Why Gen Y hates their life! Stuff!), but I’m at a loss right now. So I’ll just leave you with this seemingly apt webcomic I found on Tumblr: