Weekend Wrap-Up

Weekend wrap-up

wrapping paper, ribbon, and twine

Here’s what happened in my life over the past week:

  • Thanks so much to Beckie of Beckie’s Mental Mess for gifting me the Blogging Leadership award!  I was previously given this award by its creator, Nova Namaste, and I did a post then about leadership in blogging.
  • WordPress informed me it was my two year blogging anniversary, although I didn’t actually go public with the blog until 2 or 3 weeks after I started it.
  • My best friend is just finishing up nursing school and has had a job basically just handed to him.  While I’m very glad for him, I wish things were that easy for me.  The contrast is very real and it’s not something I can think my way out of, which leaves the alternative of just letting it be until it starts to fade into the background.
  • I have spent an inordinate amount of time this week flopping around like a stranded fish.  My organization system has gotten a bit overwhelmed and it’s taking a while to adapt it so that I feel somewhat on the ball.
  • This morning I spend a bunch of time fighting Amazon’s weird colour-transformation thing it’s got going on for paperback back book covers to make my book cover the way it’s supposed to look.  For some reason they say it’s normal that what they display doesn’t exactly match the colours in the uploaded file.  Um, okay then…
  • My mood has been low but that’s typical for this time of year, so not much to do besides just ride it out.
  • My massage therapist will only be around for another month before she goes off on maternity leave.  I’ve booked a few appointments with another therapist at the same clinic, so we’ll see how that goes.  I have a hard time feeling comfortable with new people, so I’m not looking forward to it.
  • I knew going in that it’s hard to make money from ads on your site unless you’ve got a huge amount of traffic.  In case anyone else is interested in these kinds of things, I made about $3 in the last month.  Still, that’s actually better than I was expecting, because on most days I earn one cent.  And at the rate I’m going at as an Amazon affiliate, it will take a number of years before I earn enough to even hit the minimum for them to cut me a cheque.  This blog monetizing thing is definitely not easy!

My new book Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis had three new reviews!

As guests on my blog this week, I had:

How has your week been?


books by Ashley L,. Peterson: Managing the Depression Puzzle, Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis, and Psych Meds Made Simple



15 thoughts on “Weekend wrap-up”

  1. Oh, geez, I can imagine how you must feel about your best friend having a job handed to him! It’s really and truly unfair how your colleagues have treated you!! 🙁

    Come to America! Clean slate! Many nurses needed! (Eh, you can’t blame me for trying!)

    I’ve been unorganized, too. I need to clean the whole house and figure out how to keep Big Woof from waking me up every morning. Things have gotten very untidy.

    I’m hoping things go okay with your new massage therapists!! It could be great!

    My week? Hmm….. well, my fitness kick flatlined because my period started. (That says it all, right?) I hope to get back to it, though. I hate this level of fatigue! AARGH. But nothing majorly wrong here!

    1. Hopefully the fitness kick will get some life into again once your period’s over!

      And nice try, but there’s zero chance of me moving to the U.S. Things are way too messed up there!

  2. Yeah, I wouldn’t want to be here either if I didn’t have to. I used to feel patriotic but now I think it was delusional. When did we ever treat all of our citizens with respect?

    My week was okay. I have a social event tonight that I’m not looking forward to. I’m just tired of people in their 50s acting like middle schoolers.

  3. Oh, I hear you about the online money thing. I’ve decided to focus mainly on blog writing. It’s more fun. My books just don’t sell and I’d rather people read what I’ve put effort into.

  4. Congratulations on the Blogging Leadership award! That’s an honor! I understand the feeling of being honestly happy for someone else’s success (your friend graduating nursing school) while simultaneously using that person’s success to question where you are in your own life. I love how you acknowledged your feelings but then chose to let them fade on their own. That’s a healthy of way of working through thoughts that otherwise aren’t useful. I know we all have our own paths. Your path is pretty amazing. You’re building a community. You’re giving voices and a safe place to those who often feel voiceless. You’ve written two books. You’ve built an online store. It’s taken strength upon strength to do what you’ve done, and this is only the beginning. I hope you have a great weekend.

  5. Happy Blogiversary! My week was exhausting. Got in a therapy session with some much needed EMDR, did great work with my clients, and moved my grandma to my town from 3 hours away. I’m currently about to go into a deep sleep for the next quarter! Thanks for sharing!

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