One of those days #FridayReflections

I am exhausted. Actually, that’s an understatement. It’s 8:20 p.m. as I type this on the train back home. I have been out of the house since 5:40 a.m. I went to bed at 10:45 p.m. the night before. And woke up at 4:30 a.m. the day before. Long story short, I am not sleeping enough.

At work today, I have had back to back clients till 4:00 p.m. And then, from 6, a parent seminar. As I stare at the screen, hoping to write beautiful prose, I find that it won’t come to me. I am tired and my brain has stopped working. It seems to have resorted to basic language. It’s been one of those days where even my coffee needed coffee.

It’s been one of those weeks.

Yesterday was a slightly similar day. Fewer clients but more disorganisation, more last-minute jobs. Yesterday was a day when I didn’t get to have my lunch resulting in a very hangry me at home all evening.

Most days I just want to curl up further in bed than go to work. That’s always a bad sign. And no, it’s not just because of the cold. There are days I long for a shorter commute, for a more structured workplace, for better organisation, for no last minute tasks or menial jobs.

Added to the stress and exhaustion of work, is the yearning for a change. Again. That sea-change I keep talking about. I think I want to take the plunge. Move away. Maybe a year or two. Or maybe more. Who knows? I love where I live but I am also tired of the commute, the lifestyle {or lack of it}, and just Sydney at the moment. I need change.

So yes, as I write this, I know it’s not deep. I know it’s not lovely writing. Yet, it’s what I’m feeling at the moment. Lost. Stressed. Empty. Sad. Tired. And a deep sense of longing.

Tell me, have you had one of those days?

Do share!

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Prompts for this week:

1. Write a poem or personal essay about what you do when you are alone – do you feel lonely or do you enjoy your own company

2. Imagine how life might be different if you could change your hair colour or clothing into something completely opposite from your current style

3. Write on any of the prompts from July 2016 that you haven’t written before.

4. It was one of those days where even my coffee needed coffee (Inspiration: Karen Salmansohn) Use this within your post

5. Picture Prompt (copyright Living my Imperfect Life)



Apologies for the delay in choosing a featured writer. We will choose one shortly. Also, from next month, we are back to having Friday Reflections on a weekly basis as per requests.

Until next time,



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  • Obsessivemom
    29 July 2016 at 2:12 am

    This seems like a hard hard week. I do hope you have a peaceful rejuvenating weekend with plenty of sleep. Go for a massage or a spa, relax. Sending happy vibes your way Sanch.
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  • Ashleigh -
    29 July 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Did you have any news on your investigation last week? Let me know if you are still keen for Monday. I would love to see you, but I understand when you are feeling the way you are (I’ve had those weeks) you might just want to go home and snuggle the cats.
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  • KB Garst
    31 July 2016 at 12:53 pm

    I love watching Netflix! Hope your weekend is restful!

  • Ankita
    31 July 2016 at 3:32 pm

    I hear you! I have been having these days for a long time, now. Add “no more liking the current job” to your equation and that’s where I am 🙁 I hope you feel better, Sanch!