Oy, anyone else dragging?
Wednesday is usually a pretty good day. It’s not Monday, which helps, and it’s usually a light-ish day as far as workload. But this morning, a migraine hit. I felt it coming last night and hoped I’d done enough to keep it away, but I failed. A nasty one can last for days, but I do not have time for one. I needed energy, so I stared with yoga. It relaxed me, but the aura was still there. Coffee was my next move. While yummy, it is not my friend and is sill kicking me in the gut. I had no choice but to push through, so my workday started.
Blog posts, a newsletter, and article notes were all on my to-do list. Three cups of coffee helped me through two of the posts (thanks in part to pre-written outlines), and a fourth got me through the newsletter. Social media posts are easy when they’re mine, but my clients don’t really want chatter about my soap (General Hospital, ftw) or my geekdom. After a stretch break, I decided to look to my kids for inspiration. How do they beak up the day when they just don’t feel it?
My human kids game and listen to music. They keep a running commentary going as they do. Chatter referring to game cut scenes, how hard an artist is rocking out, and groans when asked to quiet down a notch did nothing to inspire me today. I don’t think my usual music of choice or the flashing graphics in a game will quite cut it today. Sorry, kiddos, and thanks for nothing! Not really.
I looked at the furkids next. My dogs are something else. I love how honestly they respond to whatever is happening around them. Old Man Oz, Stalker Victor, and Baby Girl Fred are always good for a smile, ‘aww,’ or ‘dang it, dog.’ Get treats? Bounce around happily. Family leaves for work and school? Pout and whine while watching the car pull out of the driveway. Mommy working? Wrestle, bark at the UPS guy across the street, or sleep. Raw, honest reactions. I decided to follow their lead and take a quick nap. It worked.
Do your pets inspire you?
See you tomorrow.