A (Hopefully) Brief Hiatus

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Things aren’t going so well in my neck of the woods, so I’m taking a hiatus. This time I actually don’t know when I’ll be back. Allergies are kicking my ass, I feel like I have a horrible flu – it’s just my CFS and Fibro, and there is some sort of general malaise going on. Never mind depression and Reverse SAD possibly rearing its ugly head.

I really need to batch write blog posts more often!

I’m hoping to take the time to get the rest I need while being Mom and girlfriend. School is out this Friday I believe, so that will be one less worry. I am committed to this blog, but I knew going into it that sometimes I was going to lose traction because of my illnesses. Sucks, but what can you do?

Expect a slightly more sporadic posting schedule this summer. My aim is to hit Mondays and Fridays at least, but I already know that if certain things are starting a month early, then I may be in for one awful summer. Or it could be great, and over quickly. Uncertainty has become a way of life for me, unfortunately.

I will always be available by email if you need something. 
Take care of yourselves,

Raiscara


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[Personal Friday] Reverse SAD or Stress?

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I have been dealing with one hell of a headache for over 3 weeks now. Feels like a compression headache, and it is getting really old. My head constantly hurts, from a mild ache to screaming migraine. No wonder I’m feeling meh lately.

But the meh feels deeper than just meh, if that makes sense. Which makes me wonder: is it just stress, or is my Reverse SAD kicking in early? I’m supposed to avoid stress due to my illnesses, but as you can see, that doesn’t always happen. Have I crossed an invisible boundary?

I sure hope it’s not my Reverse SAD kicking in early. Too much needs to get done before that depressive cycle hits, but part of me fears that it is already too late. It’s still in the gray zone though, where it could be many different things – but I already just want to hide into the Sims 4. It is taking quite a bit for me to continue to push through and get things finished, and that may only get worse.

Generally, my Reverse SAD kicks in around the 4th of July, leaving me quite the mess until September/October – just in time for regular SAD to kick in. Now I’m in this twilight zone, and it feels like Reverse SAD, but it’s also not clear – could be stress, allergies, any number of things that have me down. Or just the shitty weather blues.

Do you suffer from Reverse SAD? How do you handle it?


I’m still looking for some help on my GoFundMe, if you can help me out! I ended up about $500 short on my bills this month, due to some unexpected expenses. This definitely hasn’t been my spring so far! Everything helps at this point, so even if you can only donate $5, it helps!


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[Promotion Thursday] Herbs And Essential Oils Super Bundle 2019

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JuNoWriMo Has Started

Are you in?

For those that aren’t aware, JuNoWriMo is a 50,000-word writing challenge in June. It’s not nearly as strict as NaNoWriMo, and it’s a little better placed in the year. No major holidays and the kids get out of school if they aren’t already. Which depending on the age of your children, may or may not be a good thing!

I do it every year, though I have yet to reach the 50,000 goal. Haven’t won a NaNo at all, in fact. But I try every time one comes around. The only downside to JuNoWriMo is that it is back to back with Camp NaNoWriMo in July. And July is hard for me, as Reverse SAD kicks in around the 4th…and often has me out til September/October.

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Which stinks, because I love summer.  About the only time of year I can get out and do things here in Maine.

JuNoWriMo may have already started, but it’s not too late to join in! Head over to junowrimo.com to sign up for the newsletter. Join the FB Group, and have fun writing 50,000 words like a mad person! I run word sprints on Twitter Thursday evenings, and did some of the behind the scenes work too – though JuNoWriMo isn’t my baby, I just help out. Join us on the #JuNoWriMo hashtag for all the fun!

What are your favorite writing challenges?