HAPPY NEW YEAR!
What a year 2012 was, right? It's pretty amazing how fast a year goes by the more I "grow up." More things to do, more places to be, so on and so forth, and yet I'm finding myself to be a glutton for punishment. Just ask E. R. King at her writerly gathering last week!
Hey ... who invited my clone to this thing?
From awesome left to stellar right: J. A. Bennett, Morgan Shamy, Liegh Covington, Elana Johnson, Erin Summerill, Donna King Weaver, Peggy Eddleman, Katie Dodge, , E. R. King, and ... some weird guy ... (who let him in the picture?).
Anyway, it was a fantastic time, and wanted to thank Emily (who has a striking resemblance to Zooey Deschanel, btw) for spending some of her valuable visiting time (and her relatives' home) for setting this shindig into motion. We had a great time - hope you did too!
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While I have much to be insecure about, as much as the next person, this is less an insecure post as it is an announcement about serious junk I've been dealing with lately, which might have an impact on how I live my life this year. Bear with me.
I do most of my writing and blogging at night, and comment during the day, if I'm lucky. Because I have to get up early for work in the morning and help with convincing children that sleep is a good idea at night, I'm left to a couple hours of total time - 10 hours max a week. I find myself up past midnight on most nights, and sadly, it's taken its toll. You may not have noticed, but something was degenerating with my life, so I got meself evaluated.
What did we find out? I've been hit by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Which means I'm in big trouble if I don't start sleeping 8+ hours a night, every night, for a long time to come. The good news is I'm getting treated, but the sucky news is I may not be as active a member of the blogging community as I'd like to be for a while. It all depends on factors where only a few of them are controllable (and finally getting over a 3-week cold is a welcome relief). That doesn't mean I've given up the blogosphere, it just means changes are in the air that I've yet to figure out. I hope to have a plan set and put into motion by Monday next week. Can I borrow your management tips?
Anyone else dealt with/ is dealing with this fatigue problem? Any suggestions to revitalize and give this bod a restful night's sleep?
I'm David, and we survived 2012 - bring on 2013!