Right now, I have a lot going on around me that is generating stress. A lot of stress. Too much stress. It’s to the point I’m barely sleeping, I’m having eye twitches, unhappy digestive system, I’m snappy and moody, wanting to burst into tears at the drop of a hat, etc. About the only one of my usual signs I’m not having (so far) is the teeth grinding.
I know my mind and body are telling me in no uncertain terms, I need to cut back the stress as much as I can and let myself recharge. Of course, one big source of stress right now is work, with the monster project I’m putting in all the overtime for and bickering with my partner (probably because of the stress). I can’t make that project go away and it’s already behind schedule. The stress has already caused me to end up having to leave work early twice versus staying late – which of course then adds to the stress.
Stress is a vicious cycle, dont’cha know?
Anyway, all of this is to say that I’m looking at ways to reduce my stress, and that includes reducing my “obligations” including self imposed ones. Right now, the podcast is one of those. Particularly when the stress means I’m not getting much done in the way of writing anyway, so I have little to report on, and I can barely find time to relax much less figure out what to talk about each week.
So long explanation short: I’m putting the show on a short hiatus so it’s one less thing on my mind. Right now, I’m planning to be back on the air on July 1st, by which time the work project should done. And though the show will be on hiatus, you’ll likely still see blog posts from me whenever the mood strikes, since I’ve never done those on “schedule” or by plan, I just write them because the urge hits.
Thanks for your understanding and thanks, as always, for tuning in! Talk to you again in July!