Well, I never intended to take such a long hiatus.
Would you believe that I'm still sick? Well, I am. This is day 23 in a row of me being sick in one way or another. Yeah, that's the entire month of May so far.
I'm so glad that, after a morning shift at Job 2 on Saturday morning, I had the majority of the weekend to just SIT. And REST. And let myself HEAL. Aside from the 2 days I have called in sick, I haven't had a day entirely to myself to relax since *check calendar* April 24th. That was a month ago. No wonder my immune system has checked out on me.
So yesterday I just sat around on my bed, then my couch, then my bed again. I ingested my body weight in Vitamin C. I napped, and I napped again. Oh, and I wrote.
Yesterday was my little deadline I set for myself to have my current draft (full of many, many new scenes) DONE, and I'm happy to say that I made it. YAY for writing time! Now the draft will go to some readers to help un-hot mess-ify it and I will desperately try to get some grading done before the end of the school year.
I'm out June 16th, and I'm telling you, that date can not come fast enough. Not that I don't love my students. I really do. I've just had a very challenging year, and I am so, so burned out right now.
Summer isn't going to be a total vacation, either. Aside from the crapton of writing I have planned and possibly entering Querylandia, I'll be working lots at Job 2 as well as taking a class on curriculum development, where I have to put 150 hours toward developing my curriculum for next year. Sheesh.
And I wonder why I get sicknesses that last an entire month. (I was also sick for all of November, thanks to my hectic schedule. But I didn't let that slow me down...I still blogged every day and went to three concerts in three days. That's how I roll!) I over commit and over extend myself and then get stressed and exhausted. But, damn, I have a good time, and isn't that what matters?
Anyway, all this to say, I'm going to try to ease back into blogging this week. I'm feeling better and I have a bit more time...and I missed you guys! I have been reading and sorta commenting, but I really miss my own blog. I hate being away. I even have a giveaway coming up later this week. YAY.