Happy Tuesday! How are you doing? Are you hanging in there? It’s been a whirlwind of a month and next week is already Thanksgiving. Work has been extremely busy (thankfully? annoyingly?) and I don’t know if it will ever stop. Maybe after turkey day? Fingers crossed.
Has November been hard on anyone else? Starting the month with Daylight Savings Time really messed me up. I’m getting into bed every night around 8pm (still) and waking up at 5:30am to the dog whining to be let out. It’s cold at night but warm during the day and my body does not like it. Any of it. Add on stress from the pandemic and it’s rough. Just me?
I think we have all hit the “Covid Fatigue” as people are calling it. But I think it’s more than that. This is a burnout like I’ve never experienced before and I don’t know how to fix it. Maybe because I didn’t have control over it in the first place. This pandemic has brought out the absolute worst in people and some of the best in people. I deal with people daily in my job and it’s been more extreme both ways than it used to be. The people traveling now are either extremely demanding and don’t really care how the pandemic has decimated my industry (travel) and then there are the very nice people who know how bad it is right now and are appreciative we are being nice. No in-betweens. Then you have people who pull the “we know you’re hurting now” to try and get better discounts or free stuff – and that’s just not how it works.
Sorry, it’s been a rough few days and my mind is everywhere. I just want to sleep and not have to deal with anyone.
Since we are nearing the end of 2020 (thank goodness) I start to think about how the year has gone and my goals for 2021. While 2020 completely ripped apart my 2020 goals and aspirations, I like to look back and see how things have gone. Last year I talked about how after reading one of the Magnolia Journal magazines, Jo talked about different words for each season. In the back of the winter publication, she has you do an exercise to choose a word or group of words to “follow” throughout the year. The word was “Authenticity” or living an Authentic life. I think overall, I did an okay job of living authentically. I don’t know how much more authentic I can get with being laid off and getting a new job and then getting rehired. I have this year’s magazine where she does the same thing and I’ll keep you posted on my word this year. She talks about these next few months being the months of rest and I really need to take that advice!
I would like to take a quick second to say thank you. Thank you for reading and thank you for choosing to follow me on whatever journey this is we are all on. I had a moment earlier this month where I had almost completely made up my mind to quit blogging in January. It didn’t seem like anyone was reading and I was tired of putting the energy into something that wasn’t fulfilling me anymore. Then somehow, I got more followers, more likes, and more comments from new readers. I have no idea how you found me but I’m glad that you did. I hope that we can close this year out by just finishing it and moving on to a new year in 2021. Thank you.