On Tuesday, my daughter came home with a birthday party invitation. The way I reacted you’d think she came home with a letter stating there was a serial murderer on the loose. I know it is a stupid thing to freak out about, but we all have quirks. I just get very worried and a bit scared when it comes to meeting/dealing with new people. (I don’t know the family throwing this party for my daughter’s schoolmate. Heck, I’ve never even been to the place the party is at. So much new!)
But, I don’t let that stop me. I face my fear whenever possible. However, that doesn’t stop the stress and the stress does take a toll on my energy levels. My concentration was also crap as my A.D.D. took doom scenarios and ran with them. Not to mention it really knotted up my stomach and caused insomnia.
Being strong is hard.
The side effects of being strong caused a decrease in stickers this week. Though, I did earn quite a few Tinkerbells (exercise), as I used walks as a coping mechanism. My dogs loved that! And I’m still on Cycle 1.2 as I lost all ability to write at the end of the week. But, I’m real close on reaching the Cycle goal of 5 and finishing side project CLOSURE. I’m hoping before the round is done, I’ll do just that. Not much round left, but this  close!
Time For Goals Update!
Review Grammar 4 Days (breakfast) – 4. But minimal done during stressing out time.
Study Japanese 4 Days (lunch) – 4. Again did less than usual due to stress.
Visit 2 ROWers (minimum) Each Check-In – Visited 3 ROWers on Monday and 0 due to freaking out on Thursday.
Before Round Ends
Write/Finish 1 Short Story – Still needs more edits. May not finish before end of round.
Write 10,000 Words On TJ/MEOW – 9,696/10,000 | 96.9% done
Complete 5 Projects (from project/procrastination list) – 5/5
Now that the party has happened, I should be back to normal. (As normal as I ever am.) So, before this round ends, I’m going to try to get CLOSURE done and get those last few words to close out Cycle 1.2. Hopefully, that way between rounds I can start Cycle 2.2 and put all my focus into getting NERITE (short story) edited and out to my beta readers.
Do you have a favorite place to take a walk?