Archive | January 2018

Low Motivation

I am trying to overcome my low motivation levels.  But I’m not sure I’m succeeding.  I need to go to the grocery store and i need to go to the pharmacy for medication.  I have so far gotten dressed and done my makeup in order to go do that.  i need to actually get out of the house though, and that seems to be the sticking point.

I need to work on laundry and have some–I sorted Bob’s socks.  But I need to do his weekly laundry and sort out mine.  ANd I am having so much trouble doing that.  I just want to curl up in the bed and sleep.

It doesn’t feel like depression–it feels like boredom.  i have always hated the house stuff but always did it because it has to be done.  That is not enough motivation any more.  I’m not  even writing much beyond this blog and school assignments because I just don’t feel like it.  I don’t have any good ideas to work on.

ANd I am having a very hard time doing  the weekly school assignments because I just don’t feel like it. I wonder if I’m going to have the motivation to do another three years of this.

I just don’t know what to do.  I suppose I will stop typing first and go run my errands.  Please pray for me.

 

 

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Doctor

So Bob has his procedure  this morning and we are waiting for the bus to pick up our youngest one before we leave.  He has had a rough time of it with the chemical prep you have to do with this stuff last night so he doesn’t feel rested or good or anything.  I slept some better but not much.

I’m taking my school reading with me to the appointment and will read while I wait.  Then hopefully have time to do my homework and all after lunch.  I need to write about the reading and the workshop piece for this week.  I hate blowing words on these assignments–500 words is a lot.  This professor used to just require 350 words so I wonder what made her change.

I have had an extraordinarily hard time lately with motivation to do what I need to do lately.  I just want to sleep again.  I don’t know why.  I’m not taking the sedative and the weather has been nicer than usual in January–not nearly so rainy and cold.  But I am just so bored around the house.  i have stuff that needs to be done but I don’t feel like doing it at all.

SO we will see how today goes.  Hopefully everything will be fine for the procedure and nothing will be wrong.  Hope everyone else has a good week.

 

 

 

Conference

Had my first one-on-one with my professor today–we talked about the story we workshopped last week and that was good.  WE talked about some things that didn’t come up in workshop and that helped a lot.  I’ll see what I can do revising it a bit.

Bob has a colonoscopy tomorrow and is coming home this afternoon to do the prep for it.  I’m not looking forward to this at all–he’s on a liquid diet and is not happy about that.  But it has to be done.  So that is the way it is.

I should be getting the schedule for the conference I am reading at in March soon so I know when I need to schedule getting there and whatnot.  I know it’s out because another girl in the program mentioned her getting the schedule on Facebook so I should be getting it as well and if not, I’ve asked her to forward it to me on Facebook.  Hopefully she will see my message and send it along.  I’m looking forward to it!

Waiting on Bob to get home.  I’m going to work on laundry today and see if I can get things sorted out for this week.  Tomorrow is going to pretty much be taken up with taking care  of him so that will keep me from getting anything done. 😉

My mood seems to be holding up pretty well.  Wish I wasn’t getting rejected but I’ve come to terms with that as far as it affecting me goes.  It’s just what happens when you’re brave enough to submit stuff.  Some people in the program are too scared to even submit anything.  But you can’t get anywhere that way.

Hope everyone has a good start to their week.  Have a great day!

Today

So I am going to attempt my new makeup routine by myself today and see how it works.  I took a photo last night and changed my profile picture on Facebook so that was kind of fun.

Everyone has chimed in on my story in workshop and it has been a very pleasant experience.  One of the new girls slipped into the trap of acting like i was writing about real people, but every one else concentrated on how good the basic story was and what I could do to make it clearer and cleaner of a narrative.  Even my instructor didn’t suggest a lot of doctoring so that was good.

I am still sending stuff out every day so far.  I don’t know how much longer I can keep it up–I dont’ want to send to too many with fees because I really don’t have that kind of money to play with but I am running out of free outlets as well. And I may not have any more luck than I’ve been having in that I’m not familiar with the outlets I’m sending to so I don’t really know what they want.  I am just hoping that they are captured by what I am doing.  We will see.

Hope everyone has a good weekend!

 

Makeup

So I went to a professional makeup artist for a new look.  Amy Head Cosmetics in Ridgeland.  And I got exactly what i was looking for–a simple routine that makes me look like myself but better :).  She showed me contouring and brow lining to match my new hair color and gave me a complete skincare line and all kinds of things.

I spent a LOT doing it but no more makeup that I use at a time, it will be a while before i have to refill anything.  I figure I’ll go once a year for new supplies and an updated look.  So all and all it was a very positive experience.

I went and transferred money to cover my tuition bill finally–with all the staying home I’ve been doing I just finally got to the bank to do it today.  But that is taken care of so that is nice.

I see Jo tomorrow for lunch and am looking forward to that.  WE may go to the new place Café 042 or may go to an old standby, Kismet’s.  Depends on what they’re serving at Café 042–the menu changes every day.  So we will see.

I feel so much better than I have been since i was sick Sunday.  I’m hoping all my chemicals are back on track and I can feel better all the time.  We will see what happens.  Hope everyone has a good start to their weekend!

 

Therapy

So I finally made it to my therapy appointment with Tillie. We had a good talk–we talked about my boredom and how I need to get more structure and engagement in my life and how I might do that.  I talked about the different things I was doing and she agreed I seemed to be heading in the right direction.

I slept in this morning but I think I am finally getting over what the stomach bug did to me.  So I feel better than yesterday and hopefully can not do that the rest of today.  I missed Bob on his lunch hour so am a little lonely right now, but I should hear from him between two and three and that will be nice.  Then we have church tonight and will see friends then.

I go to my makeup appointment tomorrow and am expecting not a miracle but something good from it.  Try and add a little polish to how I look.  That is what i am really hoping for.  We will see how I turn out.

Hope everyone has a good rest of the week.  Here’s to at least keeping our new year’s resolutions through February! 🙂

 

Workshop

Everyone is commenting good things on my story and commenting on what I already knew were weak points.  SO everything is going well so far. No one has come up and blindsided me or anything, so everyone is behaving well.

I feel so weird reading all this stuff.  Being up for workshop is always a weird experience.  You’ve basically put your soul out for people to inspect.  And they do. Like I said, so far everyone is playing nice with me so it is better than it could be.  I’m looking forward to seeing my professor’s reaction as well.

I wrote up my reading response this morning so I get to take a breather for a while until we get comments and I have to respond to one.  The story was really weird but good, well-written so that was nice.

I just wish I felt better.  I skipped my meds Sunday night and Monday because I wasn’t sure I was going to keep them down so I am kind of off kilter today.  But hopefully I will feel better and see how the day goes.  I need to go to the grocery store, too. I may wind up taking a Xanax for the first time in a long time just to settle my nerves.

I missed my therapy appointment–I completely forgot about it until my counselor called.  I tried to go but traffic was too bad for me to get there in a reasonable time so we set up another appointment for tomorrow.

Hope everyone has a good week.  See you when I feel better.