I did it! I started my 5 year journal. Obviously, there was a lot more to report in the last 7 days than I would have preferred.
First day was quite minimal but I wrote a bit more for some of the others. The right side of the page is blank so I’m using for random things – quotes, music I liked, TV shows we are watching, etc. I am so excited to create this memory time capsule.
(Plus, it is so calming to fill it out. I’m just not sure if it’s going to be a start-of-day or end-of-day ritual. Probably morning, logistically.)
I am not feeling terrible but I am not feeling 100% and if I’m really being honest, I’m feeling very anxious about not feeling 100% (very meta). I’m just having some mild breathing issues that are so mild that I barely know how to describe them, but they are there.
I just feel a weird urge to take a deep breath more often, and feel like breathing takes just slightly more effort/thought. I can still do things (walk around, yesterday did a really not-fast walk on the treadmill and some very light non-weighted strength stuff) without feeling terrible, but when I’m just at rest or going about normal activities I just don’t feel normal.
I’m only at day 10 after my positive test so I suppose a few mild symptoms are to be expected, but I had convinced myself that I didn’t have a “full blown” or “real” case whatever that means and yet . . . here we are. Hopefully this is just the end and it will go away soon. I slept in this morning and plan to just take it easy the next few days. (As easy as one can with 3 kids running around, which is . . . not very.)
I just checked and my clinical schedule for next week was shifted to all telehealth, so that’s good (I think my practice manager did that – smart, thank you manager). I will be working but not having to worry about whether this ‘counts’ as anything that could be possibly contagious. Gives me a bit more leeway and recovery time.
This is totally random and fun (and no affiliation, just something I found in one of my Insta scroll fests over the past few stressful days – sigh):
I’m not really into putting a ton of stickers in my planner, but sometimes little accents can be helpful (and okay, kind of fun + satisfying). I discovered Knockout Print Shop on insta yesterday – they actually make stickers designed to fit the Hobonichi A5 Cousin layout (which I’m guessing some but not all would work in the Wonderland, since the grid size is the same).
I haven’t ordered any yet but I am pretty sure I eventually will succumb.