Welcome back to my chaotic musings on this chilly morning. We are in quite a cold snap here in Utah. It dropped so low last night that they released a hard freeze warning for us. Which really doesn’t have any effect on my life per say other than it is frigid outside and cold in my apartment. It is time to dig out our space heaters for night time.
As for my writing, I took the weekend off from it. I thought about fluffing things up and pretending nothing went on this weekend, but I try to keep things real here on the blog. Or at least, close to it.
This weekend I struggled with my depression. I almost want to say there was no trigger this time, but the more I thought about it I think it was a very slow build up. Still, I took this weekend and spent it with the hubby man. We watched shows, laid around and cuddled, and worked on a crocheted blanket I’ve been ignoring for months now.
For those of you that are newer to this blog, you may not know that I crochet 8 bit blankets of characters for family. I have done Yoshi, Link from Zelda, Mario, Deadpool symbol, and now I’m working on Jack Skellington for my oldest daughter.
So, while the weekend was rather low key, it was filled with creativity from crocheting to drawing and even writing. It was a much needed mental break where I allowed my brain to shut down and not have to function on such a high level. I think it is necessary for me to do that from time to time.
If I continue to push myself in such mass amounts for long periods I burn out rapidly. While those times during I kick out a substantial amount of work, the burnout keeps me down low like that for months. Which, really isn’t a good thing.
I’m still trying to find the perfect balance so I don’t burn out and I’m productive. It seems to be a balancing act currently. I am gearing into mass amounts of kick out once more which is great as I want to finish book two, but I also have NaNoWriMo next month as well. That means I don’t want to burn out right before or during NaNo as it requires a lot of turn out for writing as well.
Like most things in life it will be a lot of trial and error. Either way I will still be writing and crocheting at nights to finish the project. Until then, remember to L.O.L. (Live it, Own it, Love it) or it isn’t worth doing.