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4th-Feb-2013 11:33 pm
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January has traditionally been a dreadful month for me; don’t particularly know why, except a generic “winter is depressing” truism. But it’s never surprising when I get into a slump and do nothing productive for the entire month – or longer, usually until March.

This year was no different: in fact, if you’d asked me how I was doing over the last few weeks, I would probably have answered with “I have a case of the Januaries,” which is the only way I can think of to say “I don’t want to d anything xcept sit on the couch and play Heroes of Might and Magic but I have nothing specific to complain about” – you know, except for the general ambiguous employment situation.

I distracted myself with knitting, and costume-making, and TV, and sat it out. And taught, of course, at the museum and StoSci. But I couldn’t get productivity going; I hid from AIM, I let correspondence fall into the dirt, I sustained a roleplay silence fo weeks, which is kind of unlike me.

[Yesterday I threw Tara Chace into sandboxes. If you fannish RP on LJ/DW, you should find me. If this sentence makes no sense to you, you should ignore it.]

Then today, I got up, and I didn’t turn on the games and let my morning fall away. I walked out to the post office to mail a parcel I’d been sitting on for a couple days. And I picked up the stuff for the next parcels I need to send out, instead of getting it all at the post office day of. And then I paid in many paychecks. And then I bought a battery to replace the dead one in my watch.

And then I rocked into work, prepared the crap out of class, and taught an excellent class to a group of enthusiastic first graders about butterfly (and moth! I was picked up on my neglect of the greater part of lepidoptera) adaptations.

Basically, my day rocked. And the reason I haven’t been on AIM/tagging this evening? I’ve been to tired, not too depressed.

Bring it, February.

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5th-Feb-2013 07:51 am (UTC)
Sounds awesome! Go you x
5th-Feb-2013 10:19 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you're feeling better. I think I'm still mired in the Januaries myself (they're way worse since I moved to Manchester; our hours of daylight are really just hours of overcast and there are fewer of them than in Minnesota anyway), but I am increasingly optimistic that my today will be like your yesterday. And in the meantime I can empathize, and I'm happy for you.
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