Polymath Enthusiasms

Odds & (Week)ends #8

The One with the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

This is going to be a short post because my depression and anxiety have ganged up and kicked my butt this week. Today I saw the following on Instagram: 

and realised that I had been taking self-care breaks each day, and then getting frustrated that I’m not ‘better’. I need to accept that ‘better’ is relative, and will take time. 

From the mailbag

One bright spot this week was the arrival of The Hidden Land, the sequel to the book featured in my first Ex-Libris post.

Odds and ends

  • NaNoWriMo starts this Wednesday. I will be participating, but my plan is to use it to build a daily writing habit, rather than put pressure on myself to hit 50,000 words. 
  • Also in November, is Wovember. This year’s theme is “Woolness – where wool meets wellness.”


I have a couple of things in the diary that must happen, but otherwise I’m going to take it slow this week.

Take care, and don’t let Monday get you down.