Monday, September 13, 2010

Random Thoughts' Monday: Washed up on the shore...

... of my life is this sad thing resembling a corpse and something no cat would drag in. Wondering what it is? Okay - put you out of your misery - it's.... Me!

Lol, that's exactly how I'm feeling today. Washed out and washed up somewhere out there. Please remember I am currently living life as a distance-learning university student, and like I mentioned before, our lecturers seem to believe we have no life outside of books.

So this post will be brief, because when I'm looking at my to-be-done list for the week, I'm close to fainting with the exhaustion (did I mention we spent a weekend where we were barely at home the past couple of days?). Today my back is killing me (I grew up too quickly - reached my full height at 10 and had to sit down at too small tables in school - consequently my spine is slightly curved and gives me hell. Not to mention that I was in a car accident a decade ago that permanently crushed a vertebrae) - we travelled to Grand Baie (which is a 1-hour car trip from my place) yesterday and any car ride longer than 20 minutes gives pain. Not to mention too that a remnant on chemotherapy drugs means you tire out about 3 times faster than normal people. Sadly, I'm no Energizer bunny!

That being said, here's what my list looks like this week:

- Study
Get on with the textbooks and the material.

- Writing
Add to the Wips word tally.

- Critiques
That completely backlogged.

- Reading
My TBR pile is threatening to overwhelm me.

Not out of the woods by far...

From Mauritius with love,



D'Ann said...

Ah, hon. That's overwhelming. Take care of yourself.

JC Deacons said...

Zee, I really think that perhaps you've got too much on your plate. Remember if your dead from exhaustion you can't do anything.

Get some rest!


Doin' It Myself said...

Babe, I love you, and you're going a little far. Crits can be back burner. Srsly, you need to get your schooling out of the way primarily, and your own writing. But take time to play, and stop stressing. Remember how I kept trying to keep up with Dee's wishes for ER, and eventually I just lost it and had to quit? Burn out is not fun, and you're heading for a worse one than I ever had!
The two most important things on that list are the top two, in the order you wrote them.
Hugs! You're WonderWoman, all right. And even SHE took a break now and then!

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks D'Ann. I'm fitting some TLC in there somewhere, somehow.


Zee Monodee said...


That's a very good way of putting it - dead from exhaustion means I won't get any done! Lol. Thnaks for those words. :)

I'm trying to find a balance in there - I think it might be doable.


Zee Monodee said...

Hey there babes!

Lol, yeah - lots on the plate and it's time to prioritize now. I admit the studies take precedence. I nearly had a heart attack yesterday when I realized I missed an assignment's deadline - thank goodness I just lose on my year marks and not the ability to take the exam. My brain is going AWOL, lol.

True - burnout is no fun at all. Been there, dealt with it and it was very messy.

Okay - this WonderWoman is taking a break *grins*

Big hugs

Chicki Brown said...

I know the feeling, and it can be totally overpowering. We all need to take a breath, look at our schedules and to-do lists and decide what is necessary and what isn't, because none of us can do everything ...

Luv ya, girl!

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Chicki. Prioritize will be the name of the game as from now, at least until November when the exams are over.

However much you have to do, you always find more to add to the list. Oh wait - that's called life! :)