Friday, December 01, 2006

Exhausted

My mind is telling me I need to get work done.
My heart is wanting to keep people happy, by getting everything done properly and on time.
My body is telling me it has no more to give!
I can't remember the last time I was in bed before 1.30am... it was more than a week or two ago. And 2.30am has not been too uncommon.
I feel like I'm comming down with the flu, I ache all over, I can't see straight, my balance is off and my head is spinning, and I feel like I'm getting an ear infection.
If only editing photos was as easy as downloading them, choosing the best and printing them... it's not! It's HOURS of work for each shoot. HOURS.

I always do this too myself. Push myself constantly. Push on past tiredness. Then about once a month the total exhaustion hits and I just can not push on. I have nothing left. I crash. That is tonight.

Tonight the body wins!

17 comments:

Nat-Mardon said...

Good Katie! You NEED to take a break girl!! You work too hard, as well as looking after those gorgeous boys of yours. Take a much needed break, refresh your body, and it will give you more tomorrow...

Have a great weekend!

Cass said...

I agree with Nat - TAKE A BREAK KATIE!!! You are just 1 woman, and can't do the jobs of millions!

Take care of yourself. *hug*

Nic Wood said...

Look after yourself Katie or you will not be able to get anything done! Hope you had a good nights sleep and are feeling better today.

Hugs
Nic xxx
PS I know just what you mean about little boys. Spencer is just gorgeous too...look at those chubby cheeks and gorgeous blue eyes.

Mardi said...

You poor girl Katie ...just let the body win...and take a rest.... hopefully you are feeling more refreshed tomorrow. It is always worse at this time of the year...I think we all have unreasonable expectations on ourselves...
Mardi x

Lyn Dwyer said...

Katie.....listen to your body girl!It's telling you to slow down.....YES.....slow down....take a deep breath......even if for just a few days. You have to also rest your mind.....well that means the brain drain actually Katie.....LOL!
Take care......

kathie said...

Ah Katie, I hope that your body got the rest it was craving and that you're feeling a little bit refreshed today.

Megan said...

Look after yourself sweetie. You work way too hard and I really hope that bod of yours got a great rest this weekend!

Janelle Wind said...

I know that feeling Oh so well Katie. You take the time you need to rest and get strong again. Thinking of you x Janelle

jane said...

hang in there Katie in a few weeks it will be over! I remember when I was painting plates, the chrissy rush was awful, but at least it had an end. And next year you wont have travelling to work to contend with either.
ive ben trying to edit a friends birthday party, and its taking ages- i keep thinking to myself- how does Katie do it!
give me a yell, if there is anything i can help you with
:)
J

Merriyank said...

It was one of the hardest words I ever had to learn - but it's NO. At some point you just realise that by running yourself into the ground you are not only cheating your family out of 100% of you - more importantly you are cheating yourself! Take care of yourself #1 and you have 100% to give to those important things in your life.

Hope you had a good weekend!

Sofi p said...

Katie, I hope you've had a good weekend, and taken a break. I'm with Jane, when I edited 300 photos recently, I kept thinking how long you take to edits your shoots. Especially using the cloning too!

Take time out, and enjoy this time of year with the family. By the way, the Chrissy layouts are adorable.

janinek said...

Enjoy a break, but I have to say all that work at editing your photos certainly pays off as they are always stunning! At least all that time is well spent!

Donswishes blog said...

Know how you feel and christmas is coming too!Your photos and los are fabulous as always!

lusi said...

hun i've crashed and burnt this week too - i hear ya - good on ya for yaking a rest :)
Lus x

Lisa Le-Ray said...

Poor girl! You are doing so well! LOve me :)

raylene said...

oh I am soooo hearing you.
raylene
(from under her own proofing pile)

Rachel said...

Oh, I can relate :) Don't forget to look after yourself!
(PS - e-mail me if you ever want to exchange notes on workflow - we could probably bounce ideas off each other.

Rach