Connect and Refresh

The Logical Heart Knows Best

I’m getting a late start tonight, the computer was acting up, it’s about five years old, maybe I need to start researching for a new laptop. Maybe we can catch a sale. I set up my old laptop while waiting for this one to boot up. The old one still works, it’s just slow.

I swallowed down cold medicine with ibuprofen today, plus switched up antihistamines and it’s helped. I’m feeling less frustrated and disappointed now. I also chatted with people who were supportive and that helped even more.

I watched something different while eating supper, Over the Garden Wall, it’s a cartoon and then a British “edgy comedy” This Way Up. Both were a change of pace for me, I got to experience different worlds, one fantastical, and the other set in Britain where the settings are unfamiliar to me. I needed that, it gets confining staring at the same walls and the same views from my windows.

It smells like cinnamon, citrus, and vanilla up in here. I have a small pot of water with cinnamon chunks, vanilla, and orange peel simmering on the stove. I’m sipping Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Immune Boost Tea.

I don’t know if I’m gonna feel like cooking Thanksgiving stuff tomorrow or not? If not I can cook it later, over the weekend, maybe Sunday when Drue’s off, we can have holiday food then.

It’s helpful to get validation from an outside objective person when you’re having issues where you’re wondering if maybe you are the one who’s off base. The people in your bubble may be too similar to you in their perspectives, at least that’s the way it is for me, so it helps to get input from a non-biased source. I did today and now I feel like I can rest easy.

I have to remember that sometimes I need help just like anyone else. When you’re so used to taking care of others you forget that you too need caring for as well and it’s important to reach out for help when you need it. So I did and it was beneficial.

I’ve gotten so used to my solitude that I forget how refreshing it is to socialize (virtually) or on the phone with others besides Drue and the kids. I want to try socializing more to help me get through this last wintry stretch of pandemic time. Connect and refresh.

Time for me to snuggle in with a book. Until tomorrow 🙂

Michelle Miyagi
Hi! I was an RN, BSN in mental/behavioral health for 27 years. Now I'm helping empower caring people like me to prioritize themselves by maintaining healthier boundaries for more freedom, peace, and joy. I am also active in Long Covid advocacy.

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