Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Third Degree and Rising.
Iâ€™ve definitely been more emotional than usual this past week, though most people havenâ€™t really observed it unless theyâ€™ve been following my journal.
Maybe itâ€™s because of the National news, which Iâ€™m mostly avoiding but it seeps through. Or maybe itâ€™s all the people at work talking about retiring/leaving/moving. Maybe it relates to some personal news I received two years ago tomorrow that made me very happy and then very sad and thus itâ€™s been a sentimental week. Or maybe my resistance is just down all over.
Iâ€™m tired, too. Indescribably. Iâ€™ve gotten a ton of work done, but itâ€™s been the type of work thatâ€™s hard to push through, as if thereâ€™s a lot of opposition/resistance to it. Or maybe itâ€™s just me.
Iâ€™m catching up on my sleep, exercising, and exhausted. Iâ€™m seriously thinking Iâ€™m anemic. I was as a teen. Itâ€™s come up as a â€œsignâ€ several times in the past few days to get myself checked or increase my iron intake. And that includes Shannon sharing with me her opinions on a vascular surgeonâ€™s book, â€œSex, Time and Power,â€ which is a look at how womenâ€™s sexuality shaped human evolution. The last straw was the hair stylist mentioning vitamins 30 minutes later.
Iâ€™d stopped taking vitamins because I wasnâ€™t seeing a noticeable difference and I really hate swallowing pills and just got out of the habit and a million other excuses, but the pharmacist shed some light on why they may not have been working so well for me as in the past. A lot of advertising says that different vitamins are needed when you turn 40 because you have different needs. True, but over-40 vitamins are also missing a few of the things (or quantities) that I still need in the quantities I used to get them.
So…Iâ€™m switching vitamins again. If I donâ€™t see results of at least some kind in the next week, Iâ€™ll make an appointment with my doc and see whatâ€™s going on. As for right now, Iâ€™m taking a nap.