A long month spent figuring things out for my mental health: OCD, Bipolar, ADHD, or all of the above?

I touched on this a little bit yesterday, so some of the revelations may feel a bit similar. I figured out this week that I'd been sliding downhill since leaving college behind. I mean, I did my degree for my Bachelor's, then went back fast as I could for my Master's (when no job popped … Continue reading A long month spent figuring things out for my mental health: OCD, Bipolar, ADHD, or all of the above?

Building “failure days” into my schedule… or trying to.

Granted, that's probably NOT the best way to phrase that, but I haven't been able to think of a better one the past few days. Brain fog is not terribly fun when you have a ton of stuff to do, but dizzy spells have been knocking you for a loop for a week. (le sigh) … Continue reading Building “failure days” into my schedule… or trying to.

That moment when you realize you actually suck at making & sticking to a personal schedule…

It hit me out of the blue, and I don't know why. Maybe it's because I'd brought up my sticky notes app on my desktop earlier to pass on some info to a friend, and saw some other sticky notes I'd forgotten about. 3 had aborted attempts at a daily schedule, with rainy day vs. … Continue reading That moment when you realize you actually suck at making & sticking to a personal schedule…

I’m gonna have to get a bigger “I should be writing” mug after this week to keep me on track…

I remember always hearing about the three-day hump when trying something new. I have a feeling it's gonna be next Wednesday by the time I can remotely succeed. I blame the weather. The freaking fantastic weather that came out to play most of this week (today was a hot exception because the wind was gone). … Continue reading I’m gonna have to get a bigger “I should be writing” mug after this week to keep me on track…

The Hell of a prolonged creative paralysis, especially when it’s mostly your own fault.

The phrase popped up in my mind, out of the blue a few minutes ago. I didn't even know it was a legitimate thing until I Googled the phrase "creative paralysis." But apparently that's the proper term when it comes to what I've been beating myself up over the past several months. Writing notebooks have … Continue reading The Hell of a prolonged creative paralysis, especially when it’s mostly your own fault.

I suppose we could call this “summer cleaning,” as long as it’s not too hot.

I'm a little surprised summer didn't come into full fury four weeks ago. Usually the first weekend in May heralds a good long HOT summer til about late September. We still have a slight reprieve, but that heat index is making it what it is. I managed to finish the first coat of paint on … Continue reading I suppose we could call this “summer cleaning,” as long as it’s not too hot.

Making a long-term project to-do list into ta-da!

I hate cleaning. I'm so scatterbrained and easily distracted by things I'd rather be doing (like reading books and writing) that cleaning ends up by the wayside. My cleaning projects become as epic as a journey into Mordor...and if I'm really unlucky I'll meet some interesting living and dead species along the way. My aunt … Continue reading Making a long-term project to-do list into ta-da!

Godzilla vs. My To-Do List

To make it a fairer fight, and not to malign Gojira's/Godzilla's power too much, I'm using the 1954/1956 version that I saw in its entirety. We've got enough "atomic" troubles coming out to risk adding another, right? Besides, I like 50's "B" monster movies and having "Perry Mason" in one. So, the to-do list: This … Continue reading Godzilla vs. My To-Do List

Finding my dreams: or, how to stop working in my sleep…

I've noticed a sleepless trend the last few months. To be more precise, it's the inability to know how much sleep I've gotten or if it could be considered sleep. Most of my nights remind me of the one M*A*S*H episode of exhausted Hawkeye telling Col. Blake. "I had a dream that I was asleep … Continue reading Finding my dreams: or, how to stop working in my sleep…