Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I've Run Out of Words




Okay, Okay, I'm not completely out of words, but I'm writing this Monday evening and man am I whooped. I applied for another job and while I always take care with my cover letter, etc, this one went above and beyond. They had a handful of essay question about my job experience and, well, let's just say I got a little verbose.

Who me?

I know.

And now I'm wiped out. I did manage to BACKUP my computer though.

What do you do to re-energize?


Jenny Greenleaf said...

Isn't it amazing how something can just sap you of all your energy, and creative thought like that? Whenever this happens to me, I have to just veg out or else I can't even hold a casual conversation let alone create a simple piece of writing! LOL! I tune out, and tune in - TV, movies, or other mindless entertainment - to recharge. Otherwise, it's burn-out city for this girl.

Adam said...

*Throws yet more good luck your way*



JLC said...

Crossing my fingers and toes! (For you, not to energize myself.) ;)

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the job search!

For re-energizing, I take walks, do yoga, meditate, bubble baths.

You might want to google, "yoga child's pose". It's a simple posture that really helps when you're tired. As an added bonus, I find it works great against headaches.

Melanie Avila said...

Jenny, YES. I haven't felt that brain dead in a long time. Since I had a job, in fact, lol. I vegged & that seems to have helped.

*catches good luck in a butterfly net* Thanks Adam.

Thanks JLC!

Gypsy, that's a good idea, I'll look that up. I've been really bad about stretching lately and my legs have been killing me.

btw, the mysteries of my blog worked again because I just wrote 1600 words!! I'm down to the final chapter!

Natasha Fondren said...

Movies! Bookstores! But you already knew that. :-)

Good luck, Melanie!

I just discovered that our next campground's nearest bookstore is two hours away; the nearest movie theater is an hour and a half. Unacceptable.

Nadine said...

Re-energize. Hmm... I usually take a multi vitamin. Or just continually complain until it's time for bed, lol.

Penguin said...


Rum, Rum, Rum.

Oh, I can hear the Captain calling.....

Melanie Avila said...

Natasha, I'm thinking you might have to adapt to only once a week (or even bi-weekly) if you really want to embrace your new lifestyle. You can't spend all day hunting down bookstores! Or you could... :P

Nadine, I take multi-vitamins in the morning. :) Do you just take them randomly?

Penguin, man... I was eyeing a jumbo bottle of Bacardi yesterday but it cost our total budget for that day. Next time...

Robin said...

Oh, I am crossing my fingers and toes for you!

I listen to books on tape, read, nap, run, do pilates, or bike ride. Those are the healthy things I do when I'm brain dead. We won't talk about the unhealthy things. (Like Whole Wheat Cheetos dipped in olive oil, balsamic vinegar and parmesan cheese.)

Melanie Avila said...

*takes notes*

WHOLE WHEAT CHEETOS? Are you kidding? That sounds wrong. I LOVE your combination and have made it in the past, but I'd always eat it with Triscuit Thin Crisps. I love those little triangles. I just realized if we move I can have them again! Yay!

Exercise is good too. :)

Robin said...

I made myself hungry writing that comment, so I made myself 3, (count them, 3) bowls of Cheese Its with parm. I'm going to barf now. That's relaxing. Not.

Melanie Avila said...

Robin, I'm about to make my standard -- sour cream (although it's not very sour here) mixed with Valentina (a type of hot sauce) then I dip pretzels into it. Yum.

Janna Qualman said...

Go, hoo. Hoo rocks!

I do something different. Watch tv, get out of the house, shop (peruse really, not necessarily buy). Anything different.