I think it’s safe to say that I’ve hit my wall.
The last week was one of the busiest that I can remember in I don’t know how long. Between the filming for church and the writing for work, it’s kept me hopping.
Aside from a couple of minor glitches that I noticed during the presentation of the video during today’s service, everything went well. Considering I was on a time crunch and it was the largest scope of project I’ve taken on to date, I am not unhappy with the results. It was definitely a learning process.
Still, this week has taken a lot out of me. I’m just grateful that this upcoming week is going to be nowhere near the tempo of last week.
While I do have a bit of work to do tomorrow, tomorrow is going to be pretty light. I’m planning on letting myself sleep in until I wake up, and then unwind with some PS4 or some light reading. The work I have to do should get finished up in a couple hours so I will probably tackle it after lunch.
Tomorrow night, I’m filming another project for a family in town. Tuesday morning I’m filming our pastor’s Christmas Eve devotional, and then Tuesday afternoon I’m going to be in the office editing both projects. Short of any last minute catch-ups I have to do, I think Wednesday and Thursday going into the holiday are going to be free, and some much needed downtime.
While I am definitely feeling the strain, the fact that I pushed through everything thrown at me over the last week with little ill effect is a testament to how far I have come in my mental health journey. Something else that shows me how far I have come is that I am recognizing when I need to take the downtime, and I’m not waiting until I am ground down to nothing, which often results in a hospital admission.
The fact that I’ve been so successful over the last week also tells me that I am on the right track where it comes to interests and skills. As fatiguing as everything was, I found myself legitimately enjoying the process, and am proud of what I accomplished.
Now, I just need to take some time out to recharge.