Today is a federal holiday so I’m home. But really I should be working. My workload is about to explode here for about the next 6 weeks, but especially for the next 2. The last time my workload got this bad (this time last year) I did not have a diagnosis for why I felt so bad. Now I know it is RA so, theoretically, I should be able to take care of myself better. I have to admit that I am fearful I will lapse back into my old ways of eating junk on the run and not getting enough sleep while I trudge through this work. Granted I will be eating vegan junk this time but really, that’s not what I want for myself.
So I’m trying to take this one step at a time. I still need to eat, and I still need to take care of myself. I need to pack a lunch every day (even if it’s the can of vegan soup I just bought and a banana) and I need to sleep. I’m going to work some this afternoon, then take the time off for a movie with a friend, and then get back to work. I’m going to try to make healthy choices that I can eat easily and quickly and just try and do my best. I suppose that’s the best I can hope for!