Where Have I Been?

So, I went and disappeared again for a while. I didn’t do it intentionally. I’ve just been busy. About six months ago, I started doing some part-time freelance work. It was mostly manageable stuff, but I wasn’t making money as fast as I was hoping. Then, about six weeks ago, just as I was thinking I should try to find something else, I took an assignment from someone who was looking to give writers more regular work. And, suddenly, I was swamped. It was great, but definitely no longer a part-time job. I’ve been spending hours doing it on the weekend and working until 12:30 or 1:30am. On some days, I got up at 4 a.m. to work on it. But most days, I go to bed at 1 and get up when Zach wakes up between 5 and 6 a.m. This was while still working my busy day job. Needless to say, I’m a little bit exhausted right now. However, I can’t complain because I asked for it, haha, and I’m forever grateful to how good God is to me. I now have more respect than ever before for men and women who work two or three jobs to support their families.

Anyway, I let myself get too wrapped up in doing this stuff, and haven’t been taking very good care of myself. Aside from the not sleeping, I’ve been eating like shit and since I’ve been staying up so late, I’ve been guilty on several nights of having a night cap when I know I have about 30 minutes left and want to make sure I’m “relaxed” enough to fall asleep. I’ve gained some weight and been sick on and off. I’ve exercised five times in the last six weeks. I’m mentally and physically exhausted all of the time. I’m just very unhealthy right now.

So, that’s where I’ve been. I’ve been busying working and not taking care of myself at all. If you’re reading this and you work multiple jobs at once that add up to more than 40 hours a week, then you are my hero. I have the utmost respect for how amazing you are.

As for me, I’m taking a little break for the next week so I can prepare for Zach’s birthday and write some sappy blog posts about that. Stay tuned!

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