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It's been a rough few months for me.

Posted by helenarlet 8 days ago

 

I got a new boss at work. Someone who I had worked with in the past who had tried to get me fired. Didn't know what to expect of her as my boss. That was stressful... My place of work lost it's right to put covid restrictions in place after a board meeting was stormed by a literal angry mob of anti-maskers. That was stressful... The angry mob destroyed the building's plumbing system while they were at it leaving my place of work without running water or working toilets for a week and management wanted to force us to continue coming to work under those conditions. Had to stage a walk-out. That was stressful... As soon as the mask mandate was dropped someone came in and infected me with a viral infection that is harmless to people but can be carried and passed on to rodents. I unknowingly took it home and passed it on to my pet mice. They all died. That was stressful AND heart breaking... I found out the county I work for has been using a misprinted document to prepare my tax information instead of using my official tax documents... for the last 8 years... so my social security number has been wrong for 8 years... I had to spend the last two weeks just proving that I even exist. That was stressful... We were all told to come in for a mandatory meeting, on short notice, and told it would only take 15 minutes but they wouldn't tell us what it was about. There are several reasons that is very out of the ordinary and worrying. I got to spend the last two days thinking they were about to line us all up and hand us our pink slips... Only to go to the meeting today and find out it was just basic Code Adam training... That was stressful and it didn't need to be... The last few months have just been one thing after another and the whole time I was struggling with sleep deprivation and commissions I needed to work on but wasn't in the right place mentally to write them. I'm so tired and stressed and I still need to call a doctor and try to figure out how much it's going to cost my broke ass to get some things done that I really need done... I just want to collapse on the couch and spend the next week or two binge watching an 80s cartoon or something... (Do I want Dino-Riders, or Thundarr the Barbarian?) Oh but I guess I really need to write some more short stories for my gallery, don't I...? Yeah... Need to do that too.
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KaZe_DaRKWIND

Posted by KaZe_DaRKWIND 8 days ago Report

Wish you the best. Sucks when you get a rough patch. but it'll get better.

helenarlet

Posted by helenarlet 7 days ago Report

Thanks, I hope so...

Guest14456

Posted by Guest14456 8 days ago Report

That all sounds so bad. I hope it gets better for you, I really do. Sometime, life is a bitch. Please do rest, sleep deprivation really doesn't help for mood.

helenarlet

Posted by helenarlet 7 days ago Report

Tell me about it... I'll see what I can do but sleep may not be in the near future.

Guest14456

Posted by Guest14456 7 days ago Report

Running is a great remedy for many problems. From sleep, to mood, to motivation etc. If you have enough time and your joints are not messed up, you should consider the idea.

I know it seems impossible, but everyone can do it, I went from wheezing after 200 meters to running 8 miles 3 times a week with ease. Just don't overdo it at the beggining.

Begin slowly and with care, you'll love it. Trust me. It helped me a lot when I needed to get better.

helenarlet

Posted by helenarlet 7 days ago Report

Thanks for the advice but sadly I can't run. Like... physically can't run. It's a long story but I had a pretty rough childhood. My shins both kind of jacked up. While I technically CAN run, I can't do it without being in horrible pain. I have an exercise bike though and I can use that. Maybe I should spend a little more time on it.

Guest14456

Posted by Guest14456 6 days ago Report

Biking is even better ! Try seeing if you can dedicate some time to it. Hopefully you live in an area with some hills, forest and beautifull terrain. It would be so beneficial for an artist like you are. During a ride, you empty your mind from negative thoughts, get a chance to put things into perspective and more importantly it's a moment where your mind and imagination can roam freely and bloom tons of new ideas. It'd be quite effective if you have troubles finding inspiration.

TheWildeWood

Posted by TheWildeWood 8 days ago Report

I'm so sorry to hear that Helen, it sounds like you need to take some time to yourself and recover for a little while. My preference would be Dino-Riders. Things can get better. If you need to vent or anything, I'd be happy to listen.

helenarlet

Posted by helenarlet 7 days ago Report

You know how it is. They say when it rains it pours. I'm in the middle of a hurricane wondering when it's going to stop. And time to myself may not be in the picture. Just when I think things are finally starting to quiet down, my wife/editor has her computer die on her. Looks like it may be the motherboard. We kind of need that computer, so now we are going to have to call some repair shops and see what can be done. Which means I may have to open commissions back up after I just closed them. And hope someone is still willing to pay me after all the complaining I just did so I can afford to help her get this fixed. That computer is very important to both our livelihoods.

TheWildeWood

Posted by TheWildeWood 4 days ago Report

I completely understand, if my computer went out like that I'd be in a similar position myself. I hope you can find a good deal on the repair and that things get back to something more manageable soon.