For the past few weeks I have (mostly) been rocking the quarantine by staying on top of school work, baking, cooking more, sewing and I even learned to make bread. Good bread. I kept repeating myself, â€œWhen is this period of productivity going to crash down on me?â€ Because it always does, and today was that day. This whole week, actually. I stopped home schooling the kids, my sleep schedule is messed up, I havenâ€™t done anything but lie on the couch and have a migraine.
I know everyone has bad days but why does something so good get taken away from me, just like that? Why canâ€™t I go a long time being productive and happy?
I donâ€™t mean to whine because there are people out there who have it so much worse and I want to remember that. Iâ€™m just sad. Iâ€™m in mourning of the me that got so much done, the me I was so proud of myself. It hurts to say this but I donâ€™t know which one is the real me, the baseline Heather. Iâ€™d like to say the productive, happy one is but Iâ€™m better acquainted with this Heather – the one who feels buried beneath judgment, worthlessness, hopelessness and inadequacy.
I want to tell myself that itâ€™s just hormones and/or only anxiety, and if I know anything, itâ€™s that anxiety is a big, fat liar. It can take over your brain, meld your thoughts with those of the devil. And it feels so real. So, so real.
I know Iâ€™ll pull out of this little funk in time but Iâ€™m so afraid I wonâ€™t get back to the point where I was doing all the things I love, not just loafing on the couch wishing it would happen again. I waste so much of my life waiting for the good to come. But most of the time Iâ€™m too tired to breathe. So I just wait some more.