Wednesday, October 28, 2009
a bit off-kilter.
Maybe it's frustrations with research, maybe it's missing people from home, maybe it's stress and changes, maybe it's all of the above, but I just want to be in some no-man's land for a week. A vanilla place where I can just sit and sleep without having to care so much about everything -- work, my family, friends, all of that (maybe a vanilla place, in, dare I say, the Bahamas? Or Iceland?). And no, two weeks of self-isolation for H1N1 doesn't accomplish this...I was hoping it would, but alas...
A friend mentioned to me some time ago, "It's wonderful that you care so much about others. Think of the alternative." I realize I have many things to be thankful for, and that's what I try to keep pushing into my head. My heart and soul need a break, and unfortunately, that's not covered by worker's comp or insurance. The best I can do right now is keep breathing and keep going.