Numbers (or: Burnout)

I can always tell when I’m getting burned out. First I get panicky about fitting in blogging, exercise and work. Then I can’t think of anything to blog about. Then I forget altogether and go downstairs to write music instead (hello, Wednesday Feb. 19th)!

I’m sure many people can empathize with the count I’m about to share, so view this as solidarity rather than whining, okay?

In the last 13 weekdays, we have had:

  • 5 snow days
  • 1 holiday
  • 1 teacher work day
  • 1 early release day
  • 2 days of Valentine parties (disclaimer: I skipped one of them)

I’ve spent a lot of days getting up blisteringly early (even by my own reckoning), which speeds the burnout process, and now I feel a sore throat and coated lungs coming on. Not only am I out of energy, I’m out of inspiration. That’s where you come in. What do you most like to read here? What topics should I cover? Inspire me! Pretty please? (begs the woman with a wailing toddler clinging to her because, well, frankly, you don’t want to know what HE has.)

So I’m going to ask you to w