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Gratitude in a Pointlessly Stressful Year

This has been a pointlessly stressful week, in a pointlessly stressful month, in a pointlessly stressful year. I remain committed to being positive in this space if nowhere else, or at least trying to, so I won’t give you a rundown of all of the rude, cruel, and willfully ignorant things I’ve had to deal […]

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Getting Results and Conserving Spoons

7:00 am EEST (GMT+3). This is the June 13 2020 daily proof of life post. Today is about getting results and conserving spoons. I’m up to my eyeballs in “personal life” stuff and dangerously low on energy. As such, I’m focusing on the tasks that provide the outputs I need. Everything else is getting a […]

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Do You Have a Large Social Circle or Just A Few Good Friends?

Do you have a large social circle or just a few good friends? As I am an introverted hermit with a full menu of anxiety disorders, I have a small circle of friends. It’s not that I wouldn’t enjoy having regular interactions with more people in theory. Meeting new people, maintaining those relationships, and just […]

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Factor in Eating Breaks When Writing

Do you factor in eating breaks, or do you eat lunch while writing? See my previous two posts. When you work from home, you need to separate working from not-working. That means having scheduled breaks and a lunch time, the same as if I worked a “regular” job somewhere. Because being a full-time writing is, […]

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Coffee Break: May 6 2020

May 6 2020: Yesterday I ran out of spoons in a spectacular way. Well, it felt dramatic to me. I’m sure to an outside observer it just looked like I kept toddling off for a series of increasingly longer naps. Starting at about 3 in the afternoon I would go lay down for a few […]