As I’m sure you’ve noticed, there hasn’t been much going on around here except for the occasional book review. That is mostly true of my life of late, too. It’s been 9 1/2 months since my stroke, and I’m still not 100% yet. To be fair, I may never be 100% of what I was, so I just need to adjust to my new normal. That has been…harder…than I thought it would be.
Yes, I still work three days a week (3 days that are 11-16 hours each), on my feet in a fast-paced environment. I love my patients, but it’s overwhelming at times. Plus, I go to school full-time (online at Regent University now). I’m taking some great classes, but it is a teensy bit exhausting at times. I’m trying to start working out again (right now, “working out” means some light walking and strength training). Writing hasn’t sorted itself completely yet.
I’m trying to blog on something like a consistent schedule (which, let’s face it, right now, that’s once a week, if I’m lucky). I’m also trying to work my way through Holly Lisle’s Create a World Clinic to get the writing juices flowing again. But it’s hard. So hard, sometimes. Some days, dragging myself out of bed is a monumental task. On my days off, I should be able to sleep in a bit (where “sleep in” means staying asleep until after 6 a.m.). But no. This morning, I was awake before 4 .m. Seriously?
But yes, that’s my goal: one blog here a week, and I intend to have some sort of writing progress to report weekly. And, if anyone has any sort of suggestions at all….I’m all ears.