chill mahn

In response to: Daily Prompt‘s Have You Never Been Mellow?  After a long day at work or school, what are your favorite ways to wind down and decompress?

I just sent an email to my professor requesting a one week extension on the final. I figure it doesn’t hurt to ask. I have yet to sleep since completing 2 very short essays for my teaching class. I have to instruct nursing students next week about bullying and for my assessment class, I have an online quiz plus I have to perform satisfactorily a pelvic, breast and rectal exam on a patient. And oh, did I mention, I go to work tonight 11p-7a and the next day 3p-7a (a double). Nice.

So how do I relax? I relax by writing. But when my life interrupts my writing, it becomes stressful. I have read that life is not an interruption but writing material. For me it IS an interruption because I have experienced 4-5 lifetimes of living in my one compact life. So I relax by keeping my life (proverbial hounds at the door) simple and minimalistic: have a tiny number of good friends, get 8 hours of sleep at least 3 nights a week,  and release my dark side in a constructive, creative way.  And a glass of red moscato doesn’t hurt:)

Jamaica

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