If were were having a coffee date, I would hug you warmly and invite you in from the cold. We would sit and let the stresses of the week melt away over a hot beverage.
It has been a long week… or at least it seemed long. Whether that was due to work, lack of sleep, the shenanigans of our new president, the increasing political unrest, the increasing hostile nature of my social media feeds – or all of the above – I am unsure. I feel like I need a massage or a yoga session. I need some zen. Or a nap. A nap would be great. A vacation would be better.
I am beginning to wonder if I am going to be overextended at work in the coming months. My patient load continues to be heavy. I have a steady stream of residents that need teaching. I have two more fellows coming to observe. I also have two lectures for the OB/GYN fellows coming up. That means I need to plan the lectures, make slide presentations and (maybe worst of all) give the lectures. Since I can’t even get all of my work done in a 40 hour week, I know I will have to work on the lectures at home. I also bring regular work home on the weekends so I am worried about getting it all done. While the recruitment for another counselor has gone poorly, my supervisor is now considering hiring an assistant for me. I really hope that happens.
My older daughter was chosen for Junior National Honor Society this week. She had to fill out an application and she was selected based on grades, extracurricular activities and community service. I am SO proud of her, more than I can even express.
My Cadbury mini-egg detox continues. I have made it another full week Cadbury-free. My body craves them, though. I feel like a backslide is imminent.
This has been another week with little time for reading or writing. While this is typical, it still makes me feel sad. I am always trying to find ways to get more time but I never seem to. I feel discouraged. If you have any tips for fitting writing into a busy schedule, please share!
Catch me up. What would you tell me if we were having coffee?
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