Here’s what happened in my life over the past week:
- A big thank you to the lovely Hilary at Sereneluna for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! One of her questions was about what luxury would mean to me, and I would have to say lying in bed with the whole bed covered in guinea pigs. Of course that would very quickly mean that the whole bed would be covered in poop, but that little bit of time at the beginning would sure be fabulous.
- I had noticed that my rank on Feedspot‘s list of top mental health blogs had dropped, and realized it was because they had my old URL from back when I was on the WP free plan. So I asked them to update it, and now I’m number 34 on their list of top 75 mental health blogs! Cool beans! There are some cool blogs on their list, so it’s worth checking out.
- Sometimes I miss being able to interact like a normal human being. I worked a shift this week with someone I’d never worked with before, and she said a number of odd things that left me with no idea what she was talking about. The normal human being thing to do would be to respond in some way, but my brain tends to stall out when faced with the unexpected and I couldn’t come up with anything more than confused silence. While I don’t particularly care what people think of me, it would be nice if I could at least manage politeness.
- I use the Grammarly plugin for Google Chrome, and get emails from them with various statistics. Apparently I used more unique words than 99% of Grammarly users in the past week, with 10,426 words used. That surprises me because I write about a fairly narrow range of topics. It fascinates me how our brains are able to manage language.
- I had to do first aid training on Wednesday because it’s required for work. It was a full-day course, and it was exhausting. It wasn’t physically tiring aside from the CPR practice, and it didn’t require much concentration because it was all a review of stuff I already knew, but being in a classroom with people around was really draining. By the end of the day walking was really hard because I was so tired, and then the next day was a write-off both physically and mentally.
- I’m working full-time hours the next couple of weeks. I’m not sure how that will go, as I haven’t worked that much all at once in quite a while. It does mean that I won’t be reading as many blogs as usual, so it’s nothing personal if I show up on your blog less often than usual.
- I had a new record sales day for my first book, Psych Meds Made Simple. It’s been fascinating to watch because it started out pretty slow, and then just over the last few months it’s started doing really well. My book is now higher in Amazon’s bestseller rankings for psychopharmacology than Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology, which in my mind is the ultimate psychopharmacology book hands down. Craziness.
- I’m not thrilled with the WordPress Reader tweak that means the names of everyone who’s liked a post are flung in your face as soon as you hover over the like button. Granted, you were already able to see the likes by viewing the person’s actual website rather than looking through the WP Reader. It seems like something that makes it that much easier to fall into the trap of unhealthy comparisons.
- A tweet by Mr. Dopamine Fasting appeared in my Twitter feed this morning saying fat shaming is bad, but fat and body positivity are both bad. Once an asshat, always an asshat, I suppose.
As guests on my blog this week, I had:
- Emily of Positivity Towards Mental Health shared her experiences with anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
- Karen of Life of a Bipolar Girl wrote about the things she normally doesn’t say out loud.
You might enjoy this post of mine that was published in The Haven this week: Masturbation might just be your patriotic duty
How has your week been?