Welcome to my 9/15 entry for the #WeekendCoffeeShare, hosted by Allison at Eclectic Ali. Please bring the beverage of your choice, or enjoy a Gevalia Keureg coffee like I am having. I know I am not the best hostess, but you’re here for the conversation, right? 😉
Thank God it’s Saturday! It has been a busy week, with full cups of coffee daily! Monday, I went to the chiropractor after my day of teaching, which is something I’ve been doing weekly for about a month. I went to a chiropractor before, but it has been three years. My only thought is, why did I put this off for so long? I always feel so much better after leaving there, except for my neck, which I have to hold steady and face it straight ahead for a few hours. The neck always seems to need adjustment and is much better the next day. So that is something for my health that I added to my schedule. Tuesday, I went to work in a skirt and sleeveless blouse for a morning meeting, then after work, I stayed and had a small dinner on-site so that I would be ready for Open House that night. This meant I was on-site at school for 12 hours that day, which is a little too much for me. The rest of the week, I didn’t do much outside of the work schedule, partly because grades were due Friday. I probably brought a little more paperwork home than usual. Ugh. My wrists have bothered me for for a little over a week, and I really feel that today. I think it’s arthritis and/or my body is reminding me how old it is getting. Thanks, bod! However, I am making adjustments today so that I can write!
I have decided to bring out my Dragon headset again. This was a gift from my mom about four years ago and it lets me speak my thoughts into the microphone, and then edit later. I haven’t used it in a while, probably because of the misunderstandings it seems to have when I speak. Trust me, they are minor, and I have my hands crossed comfortably while this post is actually getting written. Perhaps Dragon will help me get a lot of writing done without much pain to my wrists. Believe me, I had really put off writing for a while due to the discomfort I had felt starting probably four or five years ago. However, when I look back to that time, I also realize there was probably a little bit of depression going on with me, and that can really paralyze one’s dreams and goals. I just kept thinking, this will only get worse with age; there’s no way I can keep working. How can I write that book I want to publish?
At any rate, today I am thankful that I pushed past those feelings. I think I hurt just as much now, but not as much inwardly. My inner voice tells me, “Crap, it hurts, but I’ve got to get up and do as much as I can today, there are lots of people worse off than I am!” Whereas, that voice used to say, “Why do I have to hurt so much? I can’t do this, I can’t do that….” Well, now I’m doing it anyway. Mind over matter. I have heard that as we get older, we get more stubborn, and I think pain is all relative. 🙂 However, I realize I do seem to get cranky more towards others, or maybe I have less patience due to chemical/hormonal changes. Well, it’s natural, and I do try to think before speaking. Don’t get me wrong, I think I am pretty patient with my middle-schoolers; after all, they are middle-schoolers!
So, I didn’t get much writing done this week, but I got a student newsletter finalized for my Journalism class! I am so proud of them and their work. I got some beta reader notes for my short prequel story starring Milt and Tabitha from Detours in Time, so I hope to be working on that in just a few minutes. I am working to make this statement come true: “If you dream it, you can do it.” I have so many writing ideas for the next few years!
On that note, I am off to editing land. I hope you all have a great weekend and a great week, and thanks for stopping by! Visit other Weekend Coffee Shares from the blogging community at Eclectic Ali. Namaste and God bless!