I just got an email from the coordinator in college. She said we’re not back until the 11th. So I have another week off. Yay!
I thought it was tomrrow we were back. This is good news! I am going to make the most of the time off.
In her email she also gave us our next assignment brief. We have to do a poster presentation, we must visit an organisation that deals with mental illness, a community organisation and then do a poster presentation on it, and we have to also do an 800 word learner log.
Fun times ahead!
The next module we’re doing is on community aspects of mental health, it sounded very interesting from what she wrote in the email about it.
She said we’d be having a few guest lecturers. I like when we have speakers in to the class. That always interests me.
Its totally amazing to have another week off! Am very pleased about that!
I didn’t go in to work today. I decided I needed to take a day off. I just couldn’t deal with anyone or anything, I didn’t have it in me to face listening to other people problems, so I called in and I took a day off. And I feel all the better for it!
My supervisor was very understanding. She asked me if I would be able to come in next week, I said I would. She’s off next week, so she said she’d send me my lists today so that I’d know who to call when I go in on Tuesday.
So I’ve been pretty much relaxing all afternoon. I’m at my mom and dads house for the weekend. My mom went to the beach with my sister, but I didn’t go with them. Mom and me are going to go out tomorrow, we’ll go visit my grammas grave, and then go for a long walk around a local lake.
I’m glad I took the day off. Sometimes you just gotta be good to yourself. You have to put yourself first. If I am not ok, what use will I be to anyone else?
Its been my nightly routine this week to shower very late at night. Like at 3-4 AM.
It just happens to be that I am awake, and the house is quiet, and still. I love showering early, to start my day off right.
It feels so nice to be able to shower, so relaxing, and refreshing. I love to let the hot water spill over my body and just wash all of my worries away.
I also love to smell nice, put nice shower gel on, and when I get out, put on some nice lotion..body butter is my favourite lately.
Now that I’ve done that, I think its time for a coffee, and to see to Nitro. Its now 4:30 AM. I want to go outside in my yard, see what kinda weather is out there this morning.
Its too early to feed nitro yet, but I will let him out. And then I can enjoy my morning coffee in peace.
Yay for nightly routines that make you feel alive!
Nightly – Word of the Day Challenge
Tammy gave us a great writing prompt! It was, write the 12 steps of something! So here goes!
The 12 steps to relaxing!
Put on your PJ’S.
Make a mug of hot chocolate.
Sit and slowly drink it while you read.
After you finish a couple chapters of your book, go take a hot shower and brush your teeth.
Come back to your bedroom. Meditate for a while.
Cuddle with your dog or whatever pet you have.
Moisturise your skin, and take care of it.
Start winding down for the night.
Get into bed, and snuggle down.
Turn off the lights, relax.
Make a plan for tomorrow.
And as you drift off to sleep, be thankful for life, and for today.
I got a fantastic night sleep after I came home from the wedding. I rested too all day today, so now I am well rested, probably a little too well rested, I guess I dont think I’ll sleep much tonight, as I stayed in bed most of today, only got up to eat dinner, and then had to get up to actually go home from moms to my own house, went home around 6 Pm. Mom came with me to help me clean up the dog poop in the yard and do a couple more bits around my house, plus, I also had some shopping I had to bring home, fruit and water and stuff which mom very kindly went to the store today to get for me! So got home and chilled out some more, been doing some stuff online, downloading books to my PC, and now I’m just watching a little bit of tv, catching up on a few shows. I am planning on reading in a little while, I’m so happy I slept well though I needed the rest, as when we were away I didnt sleep good at all. I think I only slept like 2 or 3 hours on saturday night, it was just too hot to sleep, I just couldnt seem to settle.
Well I lay down at around 6 this evening. I thought I wont sleep, but I ended up napping, and only when my friend Denise texted me with our result did I wake up. She wanted me to call her, so I did. That woke me up but that was after a 3 hour nap. So now I am wide awake, and its late, I took my meds, my night meds, I am hoping I might go back to sleep soon.
I will try for sleep anyway. If I cant or don’t, it wont be the end of the world. I can lay around tomorrow, I don’t have to be anywhere tomorrow. All I will be doing is reading and relaxing.
Emotions run deep
I cant sleep
I try and try
Feel like crying
Tears dont come
Instead they pool
At the edges of my eyes
Threatening to engulf me
Sleep evades me every night lately
I want the comfort of rest
Peace and serenity
thats all I want
An end to this turmoil
That I am feeling
But an end is not in sight
and I dont think it will be
for a while
for rest and relaxation
and I hope
for the bright light of hope
to shine on me