I'm completely abraded at the moment. I feel like it's been weeks of work stress and medical appointments and trying to cram too much into too few hours. That's annoying, but it's not beyond what I cold normally manage. I am sleep-deprived but again, it should be within the confines of my version of "normal" or at least "manageable".
What's alarming to me is that I'm keep making stupid little mistakes. Like neglecting to do something important at work, even though doing it is rote, or leaving my wallet somewhere (I'm hoping at home), or completely forgetting to do something I told someone I would. It's driving me nuts. I'm not the more scheduled and organised person in the world, and I'm fine with that. My desk is a mess, but I can usually find what I'm looking for very quickly. I may not be able to tell you until a half hour in advance when I'll be at the gym, but I'll be mentally juggling a number of experiments and protocols, some of which take days.
I'm hoping that this is all temporary. That it's just that I need a vacation, not a massive life overhaul. That it's part of normal cycling, rather than a new normal.
That's it. Nothing more to say. Just needed a few moments of whining.