Getting ready to spend a month overseas is an undertaking. Not only am I prepping for this adventure, I am taking care of all the things that I will be missing while I'm away. Now add into that the hustle of homework, creating smaller studies of my artwork that are airline-friendly, and dealing with the illness and distance of loved ones.
I am feeling a bit overwhelmed.
Some moments as I'm reading, or making notes on my readings, my brain freezes. The words on the page stop being anything but a collection of lines and shapes and I have to take a second to reorient my mind. These are usually the moments that I pack something up or do a small chore and knock something off my list. It's a small accomplishment, but it reminds me that it is all doable, if I take small bites. I remind myself to look at smaller tasks, one or two at a time, instead of all of them at once. My anxiety lessens a bit and I can get back to focusing on my reading, on trying to understand, to comprehend and arrange my comprehension into something legible.
Just now was a moment to let my brain take a break for a few minutes and to test out my nifty new blog before posting my reading journals.
Taking a nice deep breath, drinking lots of water, and getting back to it.
Thanks for reading my rambling. It made my mind feel better.