Well these last few weeks have been silent ones for me. I’ve been overwhelmed with assignments from University, starting a work placement, and also the trial of the murderer of my friend.
So many balls in the air, that followed so quickly on the two deaths in my family, led me to falling down. I just went it’s too much!!!! Too much to try and take in, and do and handle…..so I set about trying to find a way out.
This involved emailing my lecturers and asking for extensions – which they gave me – thank goodness, and also going to talk with my supervisor at the Library with whom I participating in a project with. Just sitting across from her, and talking to her about everything, really helped me. I had been sitting at home, so overwhelmed by it all, I’d forgotten exactly how much I love Public Libraries and how important completing this course was.
So crisis averted – thanks to some words of wisdom from lecturers and supervisors – and hugs from my family. (And a much welcomed phone call from a dear friend on holiday in the USA…..)
I learnt that I can’t cope on my own, when faced with so much loss, and death. That it’s important to talk, to get out, and most importantly be kind to yourself. When you’re trying to juggle all the balls, when your heart just isn’t in it, means time to slow down, back off and regroup.
A simple lesson, but one I had forgotten, until now. Take care!