Here’s what happened in my life over the past week:
- Thank you to the truly heroic Ami of UndercoverSuperhero for nominating me for the Liebster Award. She asked a question about being willing to start secondary school all over again; the immediate visceral reaction of disgust I had pretty much covers it, but to add words to that feeling I’d go with “HELL NO” (all caps definitely required).
- There are a few changes happening on Mental Health @ Home. As of today, you’ll notice that you’ll no longer be able to read my posts in the WordPress Reader; you’ll have to click through to my site to see the full post. For anyone who’s had problems with the comment box on my site, you can still leave a comment on the post excerpt in the WP Reader. You’ll also see some advertising on my site. I’ve spent a frustratingly large amount of time to set this up but keep it sufficiently corralled that it’s fairly unobtrusive and not showing ads I think would be appropriate for segments of my readership (e.g. weight loss ads). There was much gasping in horror (and swearing) when ads were appearing mid-post when they weren’t supposed to… Anyway, that’s my rant. Hopefully it’s all sorted now and I’ve found a good balance.
- I also spent a substantial amount of time wrestling with Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing over the file for the paperback version of my new book. After many minutes of cogitating, it would inform me that there was a problem with my file. No indication of what the problem was, just thanks but no thanks. Anyway, I finally got it working.
- Normally I don’t have my phone out while I’m outside walking, because I like to be mindful of the natural beauty along the way. However, this week I’ve been particularly slow-moving – freakishly slow. That’s not me being self-critical; it’s a symptom of my illness, and it is what it is. When I’m this slow I feel quite self-conscious, despite the fact that I don’t like people and don’t generally care what others think. My coping strategy is to be doing things on my phone, because plenty of people walk around absorbed in their phones, so I don’t feel quite as conspicuously impaired.
- I’ve worked the last two nights in a row and I work again tonight. It’s tiring but manageable, and my wonky sleep pattern recently actually works better for night shifts.
- Something that was really stressing me out last week and the early part of this week has finally gotten sorted out, which is a good thing. Hopefully now my sleep will get back to normal.
How has your week been?
Have you checked out my new book Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis? It’s available on Amazon and other major ebook retailers. It’s also available on the Mental Health @ Home Store, along with my first book, Psych Meds Made Simple.