Is this a Belated or an Early Row80 Update?

28 07 2012

By Julia Indigo/@juliaindigo

Sometimes life catches up with me, and for the past two weeks I’ve been emotionally underwater. Everything has been more than I could handle; I ended up frustrated and tied in knots. I even let a previously-scheduled, unfinished blogpost go out on Tuesday. Hopefully I’ll get around to editing it tomorrow. I made an overnight trip last weekend, and had my cousin here for a couple of days this week, but that’s not why I was immobilized.

I think it was the black dog – depression – once again.

Black dog by Michelle Buntin

In the past 24 hours I’ve taken some steps to once again manage the black dog, and actually got out the flute for some quality time: scales/arpeggios/Mozart. I’m thinking about my WIP, and this blogpost is another effort to pull myself out of this slump. I had big plans in the exercise department – an hour-long morning walk – but that came crashing to the ground last night when I slipped on my carpeted steps while taking the dog out last night, resulting in a couple of jammed toes. Ouch. I slipped because my vertigo came back this week, though it’s manageable for now.

Okay, enough whinging! How about some good news? The house is clean, including the kitchen sink. The dog is happy, and I get a deva-style haircut next week. I’ve been having big fun experimenting with hair gels, and my curly locks are out in full force. As soon as I publish this blogpost I’m heading out for a walk (a slow walk!), and then opening up Scrivener and finish inputting the macro edit that I did two weeks ago, in preparation for sitting down and finishing up that first draft.

How was your week! I’m looking forward to reading others’ Row80 updates!

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6 responses

28 07 2012
sheilapierson

Sending good vibes your way :)

29 07 2012
Julia Indigo

Thanks, Sheila!
I’m better today – sometimes I just have to get it off my chest. I’m having fun reading others’ Row80 updates this morning.

29 07 2012
Jennette Marie Powell

Sounds like you’ve regained perspective after a couple of setbacks! It’s tough to stay upbeat when these kinds of things keep derailing us. Even though we writers usually give dust bunnies the cold shoulder, there’s something to be said for a clean house, too! Here’s hoping this week’s a good one!

29 07 2012
Julia Indigo

Thanks, Jennette. You’re spot on… I have gotten some much needed perspective. AND… I spent time with Scrivener today – at Starbux – and it was great to see what still needs to be done. Wishing you well, as well! Let’s all have a good week!

29 07 2012
Lauren Garafalo

Glad you’ve been able to slowly pull yourself out of the rut. Depression is rough on motivation and everything else. Sending you lots of positivity for this coming week!

29 07 2012
Julia Indigo

Thank you, Lauren. I appreciate the positive thoughts. Depression is grinding, and makes it difficult to focus, too.

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