I am feeling the stress a lot more lately than usual. My co-worker is out sick for a few months leaving me to pick up the slack. When you already have a job that is usually done by 4-6 people being done by 2 people then one of those is out it makes things unmanageable and I am barely holding it together. I am putting in long hours making it hard for me to keep up on my photography and my book. I am barely meeting deadlines.
I get to work an hour early an use that hour to take or edit photos, work on my website, blog or book. I have been starting work 30 minutes earlier now so that cuts into my time to get all that done. My lunch hour is where I relax and read when it is quiet and no one is bothering me. But now I usually work about halfway through it leaving me enough time to eat and that is pretty much it. Then I have been working late in the evenings about another 30 minutes making me late getting home and giving me less time with the kids before they go to bed.
I feel like I am failing in all areas with my time cut short by working extra. I have also been working the evening clinic about once every other week and about one Saturday a month just to barely keep up. I’m tired and I still have at least two more months of this to go for sure but, most likely it will be 6+ months.