01550: Slowing Down

Despite the fact that I recognize that I'm doing pretty well at work, I also have to admit that I'm feeling pretty drained. I guess there has just been so much going on in the past few weeks that my energy reserves are feeling a little low.

And no, this is not about feeling depressed or even thinking that I need motivation to go to work. That's not the issue at all - I get to the office just fine and I still get through all my pending items for the day and any of the new stuff that comes along. There's just that sense of feeling a little tapped out and that I probably need a few days off. Holy Week is just around the corner and I've yet to formally discuss what days I'll be reporting for work. That'll always be one of the trickier parts of this industry - you never really know which holidays you're going to get until the time actually comes. I find myself second-guessing whether or not it's okay for me to take a day or two off given everything that's going on.

It's hard to be a department of one, when you get down to it.

Considering our gaming plans for the coming weekend are somewhat in flux, maybe Tobie and I should consider just really relaxing this time around. Maybe an afternoon at a decent spa with full facilities might be a good thing for both of us. I know we're both dealing with a lot with respect to work and thus a little escape might be in order. And since we're not exactly major travel folks, a spa day may be the next best thing.

But gaming is good too, don't get me wrong. But it is still a social activity, and maybe  a day without needing to interact with too many people other than Tobie might be helpful too. Moments like these are when my introversion becomes a bit more prominent. Although I do appreciate the irony of thinking that some non-social time might be helpful considering I barely talk to other people at the office given the rather solitary nature of my job.

I can't quite put my finger on where I'm going here other than trying  to find solutions for this feeling of relative unease or fatigue. And it's not entirely the feeling of feeling tired. It just feels a bit more difficult to get things done at times or to switch my brain into full thinking mode when focusing on a task.

Or maybe I'm just getting older, or some other nonsense like that.