GeorgeSmiley: Another major relapse
I couldn't really find another more suitable heading for this so I opted for here. It felt "too big" to go in the daily check-in list.
Bottom line: I've experienced some major regression in the last several weeks. Prompted by what? Probably stress [mounting unmet deadlines again]; political distraction; stress with the youth class I teach with Mrs. GS [alluded to in some check-ins].
And what happens when this builds up: I deliberately turn away from the tools that are available to me to help me manage things, and instead pursue escapes.
And that includes this place. Which means, I realize, that in turn away from here I am dissing my sisters and brothers here who are facing up to the same struggle I'm hiding from.
So, first off, my apologies to you all. Please forgive me.
And second, a pledge to resume regular check-ins and then stick by them.