I feel bummed out. Why do I feel bummed? Life seems overwhelming right now. I am sure a lot of people are feeling that way. Overwhelmed, drained, exhausted… is 2022 over yet? Will it get any better?
I guess this feeling started the last Monday in January. My husbands brother passed away… due to Covid/pneumonia complications. We all thought that maybe he might pull through it, but I guess he took a turn for the worse and passed away Monday morning. It was very sad. He was a good guy. Rest In Peace Robert Mussack.
My husband is now the only sibling left in his family. I don’t know why God chooses to take some and let others live to tell the tale. It sure seems like a lot of people are getting Covid pneumonia though and dieing from it. Just today, I read a new article on Yahoo! News about “long Covid.” The CDC defines it as a “wide range of new, returning or ongoing health problems people can experience four or more weeks after first being infected with the virus.” Our health system needs to get ready to handle an influx of chronically ill patients. I guess they are called longhaulers.
I don’t know if I have the “long Covid” but I’m going into the Dr on Tuesday since I have been experiencing a lot of bloody noses and hacking up blood clots, feeling really tired and a lot of gut health issues. Hopefully its just the dryness of the air in Colorado and nothing is going on in my lungs. Plus, my food tastes really salty all of the time.
UPDATE: apparently, I have diminished lung capacity… not bad enough to be on oxygen though. Explains why I am so fatigued all the time.
What else has me bummed? My kids job situation. Lets just say the company they were working for did them wrong and now, at the time, when they just had their new baby, they have to move in with us again. I love having my grandchild here but I hate seeing my daughter and son-in-law so down and depressed.
And then, I am bummed cause with all the stress going on my business starts to falter. It’s hard to feel motivated to get everything done that I need to do for Scrap4Less: write blogs, create videos, price inventory, stock the booths, shop for inventory, and make pretty cards. Sigh.
So… today, I made me a work schedule that I will make a habit to stick to. I just need to learn to not add so much to my schedule that I feel overwhelmed trying to get it all done.
AND… I also bought myself a new planner/journal called The Hero’s Journal. The journal takes you on a 3 month quest to success, to form new habits, to achieve goals.
My quest is three-fold. To pursue Discipline, Structure and Schedule. Pursuing those three areas wil help
- Build a social media community on You Tube and this blog,
- Grow Scrap4Less and
- Lose 75+ pounds.
My mission, if I choose to accept this quest, is to plan out a You Tube and blog schedule, keep my booths fully stocked, move my inventory to a climate, controlled storage unit (my warehouse), spend more time at Willowstone, get these pounds I gained during Covid off by ambulating through the meadows and forest of yon Fountain Creek Park and the hiways and byways that surround Weeping Willow Manor. I will also ingest clean and healthy foods.
I can do this!
But first: A trip to AZ for my brother-in-laws memorial service and to get his affairs in order. If anybody has any advice on how to do probate procedures for a deceased relative send it my way.
Stay tuned for more blogs and videos of our trip to AZ…