Summertime Slump

I’ve been feeling like I’ve been in a summertime slump lately. I consistently feel overwhelmed, exhausted, and guilty for not keeping up on my normal obligations. My sleep has been horrible, feeling less rested after 9 hours sleep than when I first got into bed. I even tried using my CPAP machine again (for indefinitely diagnosed sleep apnea) but ended up with a horrible swollen and pus-filled boil on the bridge of my nose. I have been eating more healthily and exercising more consistently, usually 2-4 times a week. I’ve even lost 12 of the 25 pounds I gained since moving to Michigan. But I don’t feel healthy.

I miss having a large network of friends to make plans with on the weekends. The few friends we do have here usually decline our invitations. My next door neighbor and I have become friends, but she’s moving across Plymouth next weekend, so I’m going to lose the only person who feels comfortable dropping in and spending time with no notice. I’m so spent by the time I get home from work that I’m probably not much fun to be around. Having an anorexic bank account is tough too.

So, faithful blog readers…what can I do to get out of this slump?

  • Susan

    Hey Girly- I am so sorry things are rough right now! You guys have had a huge year of change! I just wanted to tell you I love ya and to let you know you are in our thoughts and prayers! I just got back from visiting teaching and just read a quote from Elder Scott that I LOVED! “…You were taught and prepared for the circumstances you would personally encounter in mortality…” It’s just good to know that we were prepared for the craziness this life can bring!! Hang in there!

  • Parry-larious

    Hang out with Rosie! She’s sure to lighten your mood. My kids are a sure pick me up when I am feeling down; we just do something silly and it ends up making us all feel better.

  • sukidee

    My bad. Was actually going to call you guys today to see if you wanted to do anything, since we’ve also been so busy lately. I feel like I haven’t gotten a chance to just chill out in… who knows how long. Hope you feel better. We all need to go out for Mongolian BBQ!

  • Janica

    well ive got some typical answers for you but its never easy to hear. I was feeling basically the same way for a while (even though I havent had to deal with half the crap you have) and I decided i needed to get better and praying and reading my scriptures. It used to be such a habit and I got out of it when my night lamp broke. simple things make such a difference. Plus, i have hypothyroid and ive been horrible at taking my meds so im trying to take them every day and its really made a difference.

  • Janica

    oh…and maybe you just need to come karaoke in good ole slc!!! 😛

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