You know those kinds of weeks when everything seems to happen at the same time, almost as if the rules of the space/time continuum has bent to accept the incongruency, much like Neo eventually bent the Matrix to his will because he was the One? And it seems like the second you sit down to relax something rears its head and stares at you, as if to say, “What do you think you’re doing? There’s something else on the schedule.” Then night comes and you’re so exhausted that you can’t even think straight to enjoy a small amount of down time. You find yourself falling asleep to your favorite show, and you drop into bed, worn out beyond belief. Only to do it all again the very next day, with no relief in sight. Yeah, I’m having one of those weeks.
Which is okay, because I’ve been quite productive this week, and the end of the week promises to have more of the same.
Positives about this week:
** Opportunity knocks at my job
** Parent/teacher night at my kids’ schools
** My writing has picked up its pace
** I’m making new friends
You know how I’ve been on the friends front, always worried that I come on too strong at first, and always either having friends disappear, or just never doing anything together. But one amazing thing about this week is that I made some overtures to new people, and I’ve been working on the whole “coming on too strong” thing. Not going to appear needy this time, and I think it’s working out. Relationships are just odd, and I’m still trying to get the hang of them. I just got back in from a play date for my daughter, Alexa, and let me tell you, play dates aren’t just for the kids. They’re for the parents too. I had a scintillating discussion with Alexa’s friend’s mother who accompanied us to go get ice cream. It was refreshing, and a good interlude in my day. I think I’m making a new friend there, too, and that’s got me in good spirits as well. You never know.
As for my job, I recently decided I wasn’t going to keep with the status quo, that I could do more, and I wanted to go for something more challenging and more fulfilling for me. I had an interview on Monday for a possible new position, and as much as I fretted over it, it went off without a hitch, so much better than I could have ever expected. It was just one more thing that renewed my faith in getting out of life what I put into it. It put a pep in my step that I fear was missing for a little while there, and I’m just excited for my work future. Instead of seeing this as just a job anymore, I now see it as a career, and I couldn’t be happier with that acceptance, looking beyond today.
A new school year brings with it so many challenges, especially when my oldest child has ADHD and battles with it every day. That means she tends to forget what she was doing when faced with anything remotely more interesting in her eyes. It also means that she will leave things places, not remembering that she brought them there. “Where is your jacket?” “I don’t know.” And it drives her mother absolutely insane. I am a little more accepting of that because I’m similar in so many ways, but it can still get me a little nuts as well sometimes. Last year she had a teacher who was good at re-channeling her focus when she would drift off, but now, a new year, we were concerned that things might implode in a new classroom, with a new makeup of students, and with a new teacher. But so far things have seemed to go off without a hitch (knock on wood). Affirmation of that will hopefully come tomorrow night when we head to parent/teacher night.
And I’m still writing! My current novel-in-waiting is on hiatus as I am working my way through a rather extensive poetry phase, but not to fear. I will get back to it in time for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in November. In the meantime, in addition to writing all of this poetry, I have also been editing another novel-in-waiting, and writing some non-fiction that may or may not turn into a book. I have this amazing idea that I’m working on, too, that involves biographic writing, but with a twist. I’ll keep you up to date on it. So much happening, it’s a little hard to keep it all straight. Oh, and I’m working overnight tomorrow, so that should be amazing. I’m thinking I’ll try to get some big time sleep during the day, and keep the coffee coming all night long. I’ll let you know how that turns out too.
Speaking of coffee, I need some right now. I might be a little addicted. Hmmm.