If you visit here regularly or even semi-regularly I’m sure you’ve noticed that I’ve been slipping. I haven’t been posting as often as I normally do. Occasionally, I get tired of writing and simply read. Sometimes it’s because I’m overwhelmed with life and other times it’s because I get a little depressed.
Lately, I’ve had a lot on my plate. My oldest child’s half-sisters are supposedly coming to live with us and I’m really anxious. I’m anxious about them remaining placed in my home and worried that their mother will change her mind and not send them. Their father is deceased, so I’ve no biological claim to them other than the fact that I’ve cared for them twice in the past and my child is their sister. I’ve also been looking for a full-time traditional job outside of my home.
You may remember that a couple of years ago I quit my job at a local newspaper and became a freelance writer. This worked until Google changed it’s algorithm and many companies stopped buying online content as often as they had in the past. Now, I’m barely squeaking by and the stress is piling up.
To top it all off, my sister (who has MS) has decided to get physical therapy and I’m taking her to her appointments. At the same time, my aunt had cataract surgery on both eyes and guess who was roped into taking her. I don’t mind doing it, but it stresses me out even more cause I worry that if I get a job I’ll be leaving them in a bad position.
I’ve been pretty lame when it comes to maintaining my online obligations and I’m hoping to change that this month. The plan is to jump back into reviewing with both feet and not let everyday life experiences prevent me from having fun with y’all. I’m sorry for dumping all this on y’all and plan to do better. (Yes, this is pretty much the same speech I give once a year, but this time is slightly more stress filled than the norm.)