Thursday, September 23, 2010

One of Those Weeks

Ever have one of those weeks when nothing seems to go right? The kind that you wish would end early just so you could be put out of your misery? Yeah, that's the kind of week I'm having so far.

Trust me when I say that nothing has happened that could end the world...or even end my world. My girls are healthy (and Sweet Pea is recovering nicely from her broken ribs). Zilla is happy and still has his job. The important things are covered. Several things have simply gone wrong. I'm stressed out and I admit, I'm wearing my responses and emotions on my sleeve.

In a month I won't remember what had me so spun up. Okay, that might be an'll probably be a year before I can remember all the bad news this week without wanting to scream. But the bottom line is my world will go on spinning and this too shall pass. Unfortunately, knowing that hasn't helped me get through this in any less of an emotional tizzy.

I've often been accused of being melodramatic. This is a badge that I wear with honor and one I fully acknowledge and embrace. I realize that my full throttle reaction to absolutely everything can be a little draining for the people in my life. But I think that same emotional response is also one of the things that makes me a good writer. I can put myself in almost any situation and know how I'd respond emotionally...and therefore I can tell you how my characters would respond as well. However, it does sometimes make real life a little exhausting.

So, to draw from SP's excellent Myers-Briggs workshop, are you a logical or emotional thinker? Has anyone accused you of being melodramatic? Is there anyone in your life who can tends toward the melodramatic?


P.S. Congratulations to Sheila Turner, Diane's winner from yesterday's guest blog. Please email Diane at to claim your prize.


Problem Child said...

If I wasn't spun up over something or in the middle of a breakdown, y'all would think I was dead.

While it's true that what doesn't kill me only makes me stronger, it doesn't make it fun.

Hugs, Insti.

gigi said...

I blame it on the moon. There is a full moon tonight. I know the dog has not let me sleep in three nights because it is so bright out side.
Moon madness I tell ya.

Linda Winstead Jones said...

I'm definitely a logical thinker. Call me Mrs. Spock. (The Vulcan, not the baby doctor.) :-) Of course I get twisted up about one thing or another now and then, but it doesn't last. Hugs on your bad days! It'll get better.

Sherry Werth said...

I'm an emotional thinker. I can make a molehill into a mountain in no time flat! Regardless of the fact that I can't change a darn thing with what's happening, I still worry about it. I'm working on being more logical but it hasn't happened yet.
Hope things are better soon! :-D

Playground Monitor said...

I used to think I was a more logical thinker, but events of the last year have had my emotions on overdrive. I still think the logic tries to take over and in most cases I analyze something to death and then get spun up over the very fact I can't make a decision. Have I thoroughly confused you? I've confused me! LOL!

Hang in there! The moon won't be full much longer.

My verification word: shitat. I think it's self-explanatory. ::grin::

Smarty Pants said...

This week (month, year) has just been stinky all around.

I'm a logical thinker all the way. That doesn't mean I don't get upset or worry, I just try to figure out the best, fastest solution so I can stop worrying about it. This trips me up when I can't fix it - like my car. For months its been messed up. Take it in - can't find anything wrong. Months of aggravation where all I can do is take it into the shop every now and then and passively search for a new car online while I worry.

robertsonreads said...

Yes, these past few weeks have been very hectic. And this, oh Lord have mercy. Everybody needing their stuff NOW. Uh, people you are not my only professor. I have 8 more beside you. Goodness, we are not even through half the semester. Not good, not good at all.

Anddddd this weather, where is the fall coolness? Please come to the south, you are desperately needed.

word verification - hoptom
i am hoptom for some cooler weather.

Maven Linda said...

Logical thinker. That doesn't mean I don't get upset and cry and all that, but I don't let emotions do my thinking for me.

Angel said...

Lord, emotional all the way. But having talked me down off many a ledge, you would know that. And if the people in your life start complaining that you are being melodramatic, say, "Could be worse. You could be living with Angel." Yep, I'm that bad.

And considering my entire life in undergoing change at the moment, its a wonder y'all haven't had to sedate me yet.