I have four projects I’m working on due this week. One of them involves having a sub for the day, which means writing sub plans for a lab where I have to completely understand background knowledge and be able to explain it to kids in five different grade levels and keep it interesting and engaging, but explained first to an adult. It’s chaos.
But this crazy cocktail of intelligence (I’m not bragging, it’s not something I work at, it’s just something I was given) and mental illness means that if I am bored, nothing gets done. If there’s chaos, however… This is where I live. This is where I shine. I’m rocking this. The only problem is, I can only rock it for so long, before I burn out.
The other problem with this is, I’m working so hard on work that I’m not working on supporting myself. That isn’t healthy and it isn’t productive. So, here’s my commitment: I will work on myself this week. That’s what my spare time is for. I’ll use the organizational energy this crazy-busy week has given me to plan how to best take care of myself when this crazy week is over. And that will make it easier when I crash.