2016 · June


Hello, Readers! Happy Wednesday to you all.

I was up until two am last night working. It seems to be a regular bit right now. Of course, summers usually are this way for me. It’s like once those alarms shut off for the year it gives my body permission to live the life it really wants – that of a night owl.

Still, I find that I can do a lot more work at nights than I can do during the day. It flows more naturally for me, and my anxiety is sleeping. Now that sounds funny. My anxiety tends to be triggered by noises, large groups, and a sense of my surroundings. If the kids are being particularly loud in the hallways here it raises it. I spend a lot of time checking the peephole of our door. People that suddenly drop in for a visit will raise it as well.  It’s just the way it is for me. As for my surroundings they can trigger it as well. If my dog paces the floor from the door to around the room that can trigger it because I know his anxiety is up. Even The Hubby Man. If he starts bouncing his leg or bounces from one project to another I suffer from it. There is nothing wrong with any of those instances, but they are triggers. I’ve gotten good about noticing days that my anxiety would be harder to control and taking the proper steps to handle it.

How does this go into my writing and being a night owl? Well, The Hubby Man is at home or one of my kids are here so instantly my body uncoils and I go off guard mode. It gives me the ability to quit being hypersensitive to everything around me. I generally spend the rest of the evening with my family or just the hubby man and after they go to sleep, I work.

I’m hoping to make the most of summer and get a lot of work done. However, it is also the busy time of year for family things. We tend to have a lot more family ones. Anyway, it’s time to get to work for me. I won’t get as much done right now as my sensitivity is up, but some progress is better than no progress. Plus, I have a house to clean.

Remember, L.O.L. (Live it, Own it, Love it) or it isn’t worth doing. Until next time.

2 thoughts on “Replotting

  1. I can relate. I have those triggers as well Molly’s nails on the wood floor just drive me insane. My grandson is with me about 4 days a week and is ADHD so his constant moving his feet jerking chairs, just has me so on edge, I am not a night owl though… Glad your able to get peace at night.

    1. Thanks. It can be hard when you’re constantly on edge. My son has ADHD. Now he’s older he has a better control on it, but it took us putting him on a regular schedule, monitoring his sugar in take and just generally him growing up.

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