Today I went to a writers’ meetup, and now I am just wiped out. Social stimulation exhausts me. I had a great time, but I’m just not up for it. Just not up for two hours of conversation. Damn fucking brain disorder. I HATE bipolar disorder. My brain is FRIED.
We’ve been in the process of renovating our house over the last three years. My husband and I made the HUGE mistake of buying materials for several major projects up front, making decisions on the spot that should have been deferred and made one project at a time. We ended up with a house and garage filled with materials — cabinetry, paint, flooring, tile. We still have not finished painting the interior walls. Our framed artwork and photos lean up against walls or lay in piles on tabletops or in boxes. We have painted most of the downstairs when the interior painting was put on hold so that my husband could install hardwood floors. Then we renovated our bathrooms. Our dry-rotted exterior siding has been replaced. Last Sunday we primed the exterior paint. We also must eventually re-landscape the backyard. Our dogs enjoy the raised open beds too much. Too much fun to dig, bury, and redig. We’ve decided to eventually cede the backyard to our dogs.
Sound overwhelming and chaotic? It is. You should have seen our house when the living room was for months FULL of boxes of oak flooring. Our dining room table sharing space with bathroom cabinetry. Then, my husband decided to buy a HUGE weight set through Craigslist. Forgive me, I’m venting. The weight set is 8 ft long by 7 ft high by 7 ft wide. It is absolutely ridiculous. My husband and son are NOT serious body builders. My husband was a runner. My son is into downhill mountain bike riding. They are both lean and long-legged. My son insists on working on his bikes in the house. So, I’m embarrassed to have anyone over. EVER. I don’t see the point in cleaning because I feel so overwhelmed and buried by the chaos.
I’ve debated how to best promote my blog using other social media and have found myself overwhelmed and unsure of whether I am using my resources best. Please also read my Liking Photos post on this matter and give me your personal experiences and advice. Thank you.
Down the rabbit hole of social media… At the end of last month, I set up social media accounts with multiple outlets, automatically publishing links to my WordPress blog articles and posting photos to Instagram, Google+ and Flickr.
In short, I’m feeling a little overwhelmed with having to keep up so many “windows” to my work. Anyway, social media, here I am:
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kitt.omalley
- Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kittomalley
- Google+: http://plus.google.com/+KittOMalley
- Instagram: http://instagram.com/kittomalley (I take pictures of flowers)
- LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/kittomalley (résumé of a varied career path)
- Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/kittomalley
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/KittOMalley
- Website: kittomalley.com (you are here now)
Actually, it’s not so much posting that takes my time and energy, it’s liking and following others. Once again, my energy is zapped when I stretch myself too thin. So many pictures, artwork, and thoughts, feelings and commentary to like and comment on. So many people out there in cyberspace. Will have to limit my activity at some point, probably sooner than later for my health and the health and well-being of my small family who depends on me.