I've gotta say that things here at chez Cat have felt a tad bit overwhelming lately. I'm sure it's partly because my cat is sick, and things have gone crazy in the land of making a living, and I've been fighting a cold for several weeks now, and my parents have needed lots of help with their various 21st century electronic devices, and I've been battling with my telephone/internet company because the service keeps crashing.
It's not like I'm facing anything terribly awful... Sputnik is actually doing quite well all things considered, and even though visits to my websites are down over 50%, I'm still earning enough money to live on, and my cold has just about cleared up so I can finally breathe again, and I finally have internet and phone service again, and even though it can be a pain when my parents use me as the computer support hotline, they have been incredibly generous with me lately.
So really... everything is OK - I just can't seem to shake the feeling that I'm just barely keeping it all together.
Like I'm just about to explode.
Like there's some sort of overwhelming darkness that's just about ready to swallow me up.
Dealing with the day to day stuff like feeding myself and taking out the garbage, just feels like it's about to push me over the edge.
And things that normally feel comforting, like Princess' need to be in my lap 24/7 are starting to feel like they are sucking every last bit of life force out of me.
Seriously, there's a part of me that just wants to scream "EVERYBODY JUST LEAVE ME ALONE!!!!'
I'm sure it doesn't help that I haven't had a good night's sleep in weeks. I really feel like I could do a face plant at a moment's notice.
I guess I just have to keep repeating to myself: This too shall pass
So tell me, what are your coping strategies when the world starts to feel like it's too much to handle? At the moment I could use all the advice I can get!