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A Stressful Week

Updated: Mar 7, 2021

This week has been a rollercoaster.

The Low: My 9-5 job has had one issue after another, some things I can fix while others require me to wait on someone else.

The High: My editor returned the final edited manuscript for His Heart's Remedy (the prequel novella coming soon for my steamy Victorian series). It's officially DONE! Now, I'm only waiting for the cover to be finalized.

To be honest, I didn't think all of this was affecting me that much until Wednesday.

I went to lunch with my sister and had a chicken salad sandwich. This ended up giving me a mild case of food poisoning later that night which included alternating chills/sweating and nausea. Unfortunately, my sensitive stomach rolled over into the next day when I also woke up with a headache.

Normally, when I feel this way, it's over after a good night's sleep, so as the symptoms lingered throughout the day, I started to wonder if it had something to do with my anxiety. Was there really some underlying stress that was exacerbating this feeling?

And I guess that answer is "yes".

It's amazing how you can think you're doing okay, only for your body to manifest a physical reaction to mental issues you didn't even realize were that bad. I'm feeling better today, and the big news is that I finally messaged a therapist -- something I know I've needed to do for a while.

We'll see what happens next!

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