Yesterday, I had a teaching session interview (for an Adjunct Professor position) that I think I nailed. This morning, I woke up before my alarm with Sia screaming I’m Alive in my head. Here’s Alive by Sia, the song in my head right now.

Yesterday, I had a teaching session interview (for an Adjunct Professor position) that I think I nailed. This morning, I woke up before my alarm with Sia screaming I’m Alive in my head. Here’s Alive by Sia.

Sia — Alive (Official Video)

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I don’t feel like I have a mountain of task to complete, but the stress has already started my morning with a headache.

I can’t think of all the things I have to do without a headache starting. This morning, it hit me like a sucker punch.

It’s not that I feel like I have too many things to do. It’s that I just feel like I don’t have the bandwidth to finish — or even begin — most of the tasks. I just don’t get it. I don’t have a job. I don’t have a boss who’s persistently writing me about deadlines and things like that.
How is it possible to feel so stressed out with what seems like so few obligations? What am I missing here?

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Michael P Wright

Michael P Wright is a Content Creator, Retired USAF Cyber Guy, and Black American Dad. michaelpwright.com/hi