It is five weeks into the fall semester and I feel completely overloaded and overwhelmed. My father is ill, my husband and I don't see each other much at all, and I have been away from home at least 3-4 evenings per week at dinnertime. I just got back from a weekend trip out of town that was fun but draining. I feel like my hair is crackling with anxiety.
I have been doing what I can to care for myself. I have been packing myself a "lunch" for dinnertime in class. I have been doing more yoga, more walks, and less running. It has felt too chilly here for biking. I have been doing my best to get sleep.
This is just a hard time. I will get through it.