Oct. 13, 2019
Yesterday wasn’t a very good day for me. I’m just completely worn out…I have no energy, having a really hard time staying positive, and have been getting sick more often (some of the signs of burnout). I know, grab the camera and head outdoors…usually that works, but not yesterday. So…
I called out of work this morning. I was supposed to work, but I was feeling so bad yesterday afternoon that I called out. I’m experiencing what is called Caregiver Burnout and I will explain it later in the post. My work knows this and they also know that I’m looking for a new job.
But first, some photos…
What goes with bread for dinner? Just about anything! LOL…we had spaghetti! And of course, I didn’t take any photos! I placed the bread on the plate and made the comment that it looked like I should take a photo – so I did.
I took these photos early this morning! Somewhere around 3am. The moon was so bright and the clouds were just right at that moment.
The October moon is called the Hunter’s Moon. It has also been called the Travel Moon and the Dying Moon. It is the time for hunting.
The moon is the earth’s only natural satellite and was formed 4.6 billion years ago, according to spacefacts.com.
The same side of the moon is always facing earth, this is called synchronous rotation. (spacefacts.com)
The dark side of the moon is a myth.
In reality both sides of the Moon see the same amount of sunlight however only one face of the Moon is ever seen from Earth. (spacefacts.com)
Yesterday was a blah day and I wasn’t feeling very motivated to do much of anything. Same goes for today – but here I am. I did take a nap today, not very long, but a little something to get me through til bed time. I feel like I could almost sleep all the time…
which leads me to…
What is caregiver burnout?
Caregiver burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion that may be accompanied by a change in attitude — from positive and caring to negative and unconcerned.
Caregivers who are “burned out” may experience fatigue, stress, anxiety, and depression. I am feeling all of this. I have cut my hours back to about 15 hrs a week, which isn’t much – barely pays the bills, done what I can to take care of myself (including saying no). I was hoping that doing this would help me get back to myself, but it hasn’t. I’m just at the point where I need to move on. So, that’s what I have to do, even if that means I don’t have a job for a (little) while. I’ll be fine and have what I need to get through until then. I need to do what I need to do to take care of myself and my son.
Just a quick bit of info.
I will go into more detail at a later date.
That’s about all I have for now. I promise to give more details about caregiver burnout…soon. Do know that I am doing what I need to to get through at the moment and that I will be here tomorrow. With a smile on my face – even if it it forced!
“We ran as if to meet the moon.”
~ Robert Frost
Tomorrow is Be Bald and Be Free Day, National Dessert Day, National Kick Butt Day and National Native American Day.
Hope everyone has had a great day so far!
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