writer’s workshop: ailments

August 5, 2009 in move,writers workshop

I am ill. I have a rare disease. The symptoms include:
-extreme bouts of laziness.
-anxiety and inability to rest.
-extreme mood swings, including, but not limited to, giggling one second and freaking out the next.
-the urge to nap at any and all points during the day.
-inability to perform daily job functions.
-completely checking out of your responsibilities.

If you have these you may be urged to:
-relocate to another state.

Today is my LAST day of work in Ohio. Monday is my first day of work in Syracuse.

Not so Funny Thing… I really am sick. This is definitely not allergies. Awesome. Right before a huge weekend. True Story.

This has been part of Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop series! The question: What’s ailing you? Diagnose yourself with a syndrome.

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

TheAnalyst August 6, 2009 at 11:23 am

Oh I meet a diagnosis of anxiety very well. I'm sure I could come up with a few medical syndromes too, but it is probably best I don't!

I bet you will be feeling better once everything is settled. Anxiety can be very nasty on the body, and people often overlook how much of an effect, psychologically and physically, it has on us.


Sew.What. August 6, 2009 at 3:27 pm

Lovely post. In all seriousness though feel better!


Unknown Mami August 6, 2009 at 4:08 pm

I always get sick right before a major event. Feel better soon and happy trails!


Tara Gibson August 6, 2009 at 4:41 pm

hope you get to feeling better! probably all the stress wore you out!


Southern Champagne Wishes August 6, 2009 at 5:30 pm

I hope that you feel better as soon as possible and that your move goes smoothly!


Kim August 6, 2009 at 5:38 pm

Ahh, the perils of Geographic Dysmorphia (my name for your ailment).

You are never yourself if you're living in a place you find lacking.

Glad that your cure is only days away!


Hannah @ The New Black August 6, 2009 at 6:29 pm

I have the EXACT same thing!!! 🙂


Jennifer August 6, 2009 at 10:30 pm

Visiting from Mama Kat's blog. Good luck with your new job and hope you're feeling better soon!

~ Jennifer


Jen August 7, 2009 at 12:10 am

I think that I have had this ailment too. Wishing you luck.


Lyryn August 7, 2009 at 1:42 am

I know how that is! I kinda felt that way today… the funny part to mine; is that my son is the one that is sick! Ah… your blog is so cute, I really enjoyed reading it!


JW.BW August 7, 2009 at 1:56 am

Sounds like a SERIOUS case of stress… Drink more, thats what I do!!! (probably not great advice, but its all Ive got!!)

Feel better!!


Summer Wind August 7, 2009 at 3:32 am

Feel better!!!!


Daniel Jones August 7, 2009 at 5:34 am

Seems like we all get sick just before big events. I always suspect it is the stress that does it.

Get well and good luck in Syracuse (and be ready for the winters!).


BALLET NEWS August 7, 2009 at 11:07 am

Hello, just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your wonderful post, thank you


Southern Champagne Wishes August 7, 2009 at 12:45 pm

Hi again! Just wanted to let you know that I left you an award on my blog!


~**Dawn**~ August 7, 2009 at 2:12 pm

Booooo for being sick. I hope you feel better soon!


Summer August 7, 2009 at 3:00 pm

Whew…hope the move cures you!!!


Margaret aka: Fact Woman August 8, 2009 at 4:23 am

I hope you feel better really soon!!!

Maybe a game of Tag is what you need to feel more chipper, in which case Tag, You're It. The instructions to this weekly game are posted on my blog. I hope you'll come out and play!


Erica Leigh August 8, 2009 at 7:02 am

if i were to diagnose myself, i would say i suffer from…

neurotic-ness?? haha. i don't even know. and my symptoms are pretty dang close to yours.

mostly, i'm just lazy, unmotivated, occasionally irritable.

hope you feel better soon. <3


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