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Dear Diary, April 29

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Thursdays are turning into weirdly hard days. I got called last minute to go to a different school, and it was an elementary school again (I teach middle school and high school for Pete's sake!). And a mix of things have added up to lots of pain in my leg, so I can't get comfortable and I can't concentrate so I can't get anything done that I really wanted to do, and it's about bed time, and I feel like there's too much stuff I need to do in the next three days. And really what I want to do is delve into this new writing book I'm working through with a friend and some writer friends of hers. We're starting Saturday, but we're doing the prep exercises right now, and being responsible and doing the stuff I need to do is killing me! I don't want to be an adult right now!

Okay, I feel a little better now. I highly recommend writing down the stuff that's bugging you. And complain about it, too! I think it clears the brain. Now I'm going to go write a list. On paper. Of the things I need to do over the next few days. And I'll get it all done. That's the power of writing things down for me. This brain is ready to go!

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16 thoughts on “Dear Diary, April 29

  1. Angela Fretwell

    Oh I hear you .... I came home from work with a throbbing headache and thinking it will be an early night for me! xoxo

  2. Jean

    Yes writing down stuff sure does help. I've got journals from back to 1963.

    I hope your leg feels better and that you enjoy your new writing project.

    1. Kim

      Oh wow! What a wonderful collection to have! So many thoughts and memories. I did not keep most of my early journals, but I've started keeping the finished ones now. I love that idea of a collection of our years.

      Thank you for the good wishes!

    1. Kim

      They really do, and they really are. I probably need to put sticky notes around my house--Make a List!--for when I'm frazzled and forget.

  3. Effy

    Lists are everything. And so is complaining. ๐Ÿ™‚ It's actually scientifically proven to help us move past shit!

    1. Kim

      Oh cool! I do usually feel better when I name the things and get them out of my head.

  4. Francine

    I hope you're feeling better today. I need to be better at writing down all the stuff in my head. I will make to-do lists, and write down quotes and other things to remember, but not the deeper kind of thoughts.

    1. Kim

      Thank you! And to be honest, about 90% of what I write down is random stuff. But getting all the random stuff out regularly opens up the way for getting to the deep stuff, I think.

  5. elle

    Hope you're feeling better now. I put a lot of stuff into my art journals as a way of processing but then cover it up. Unless it's something I want to keep note of, that stuff goes in my regular journal. It all helps

    1. Kim

      It does all help! I really like putting things in my art journal and covering them up, and I almost never do it because I forget about it. I must need another sticky note! ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Lisa

    I'll do that sometimes, write a list of things that are annoying me.
    Sometimes it helps. More often I'm making lists of things I want to remember
    to do or to look up.

    1. Kim

      I do those to do and to remember lists, too. Lists or sticky notes. ๐Ÿ˜€

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