Whoa baby I think I follow too many blogs. I have over 550 new posts in my reader. Definitely feeling overwhelmed. Both in blogland and in "real life".
Last week I went to our NYC office for work and stayed from Tue to Thurs. I was all caught up in blog reading when I left but didn't keep up after that. I so want to read all of them but I know I'll never be able to. Needless to say I haven't been commenting at all and I feel badly about that. I miss hearing about what's going on and giving support. I do plan to be back.
But first, I want to make a few changes.
I've been in a huge rut at work and I need to get back on track for my own sanity. It's definitely a catch 22... I'm unhappy at work and my productivity suffers, and then I have so much to do that I just don't do anything (way too overwhelmed and that's how I deal), and then I'm that much more unhappy. Rinse, repeat.
So, first, I need to focus on work when I'm at work, and stop letting things pile up. I'm not too hopeful for this one, I've been battling procrastination most of my life. Work is picking up as well. I've gotten two new clients in the past week and work for one of my newer clients is picking up as of this weekend. Love the emails at 5:30pm on a Friday saying "We need A, B, and C done this weekend in time for work to start on Monday morning. Eff you, jerks.
Until I get work under control, I'm only going to allow myself a certain amount of time to read blogs. Hopefully I can catch up a bunch this weekend, even though I'll have a bunch of work to do.
Second, I want to start posting more regular, and shorter, updates. There are so many things I want to blog about but then I never do. My plan is to post often on weekday mornings. Even if it's just a quick one-line post.
There are exciting things (non pregnancy/motherhood related) coming in the next few months and I really want to blog about them.
My appt to go over the blood work results is this Monday. The office already called me about my TSH level and my triglycerides. My TSH is 8 and they think I have hypothyroidism. I'm not sure about this, 8 doesn't seem that much higher than the normal range, but I'm willing to try the medication to lower it. I've read so many different things about it, I'm not sure what to believe. My triglyceride level is crazily high and they want me to take medication to try and lower that too. I'm not really sure why this is specifically bad but I did read that it goes hand in hand with diabetes which I have a huge risk for. I've been slowly changing my diet but a level so high would be better helped with medication I guess. The main medication for this is not safe for pregnancy so I'm not sure what will be decided at this point.
Self imposed blogging limit reached. I have work to do still and I can't wait to get to bed. I think I could sleep for 48 hours straight.