A little bit burnt (an explanation)

I (Amanda) realized a few weeks ago that I am experiencing most of the signs of burnout.

It is not a fun place to be.

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There are a few bits of good news:

  1. Being able to name what is wrong has given me the ability to actually do something about it.
  2. I am in a situation now where my responsibilities don’t run me into the ground on a daily basis.
  3. The work I was doing was really worth it.

However, there are a couple side effects of burnout I am experiencing that I want to mention on the blog:

  • pessimism, and the feeling like nothing we are doing has any effect
  • not wanting to be with people or communicate with them

I think that that probably explains why I have struggled to post every week?  I have tried a few times, but even when I have managed to start writing, none of it seems like it is worth reading.

It is getting better, in general: it is just going to take some time.  I wanted to let you know that we haven’t abandoned the blog, and will try to post when we have news!