With work being as busy as it is, and my next licensing test coming up in a couple of days, and my list of “free time” projects growing all the time, my mind feels like it’s stretched very thin. I feel like I have lost my ability to focus. When I’m at work, I’m thinking about all the studying I have to do. When I’m studying, I’m thinking about the unfinished painting or sewing project that I have sitting upstairs. I try to set aside time in the evening to work on these projects, but I never get around to it, because I am worn out and exhausted by 8 pm. And then as I’m trying to drift off to sleep, I find myself composing my task list for the following work day. I am one big, neurotic stress-ball. I find it impossible to relax. It’s frustrating. And tiring.

Thankfully, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, as my test will be over on Tuesday and my big project at work should be wrapped up by the end of the month. But then again, come next month, there will be another test to take and another project to work on. And will I allow myself to become consumed by these things once again? I desperately hope not. I just haven’t figured out yet how to avoid it. I have not been dealing well with deadlines and pressure and stress. Ideally, my feelings of stress would drive me to productivity, and my productivity would allow me to feel that I’ve earned the right to take a break and relax, but it seems instead that my stress is just frazzling me to the point that I’m not getting much of anything done. And so my frustration compounds and compounds and compounds. Goodness, I’m a Debbie-downer tonight… I think I’ve got a case of the “Sunday night don’t want to go to work tomorrow didn’t get much done at home this weekend” blues. Sigh.


  1. brieanne says:

    boy oh boy do i feel you…i’ve been quite my own neurotic mess lately…you aren’t alone!

  2. Aaron J. Esposito says:

    join the club… i’ve been enjoying my off-time now that i have plenty of it. when you don’t have to work, your perspective can reveal many things. namely, that having a job can seem futile, yet we have to pay the bills. finding a way to make money without being a slave to an employer is a goal worth seeking, but figuring out the means is the difficulty. i wish i would have been laid-off closer to summer, because i feel that i may be back in the saddle again by then, when the best part of the year comes around. good luck and best of wishes.

    — aje