A Long Week

I had planned on giving you another photography tip, but I’m afraid the next tip will have to wait.

There are a lot of things that affect a news writer that may never show up in the paper, but it affects how we do our job or maybe even how well we do it. It’s like any other job, when you feel bad…well, nothing seems to come together right.

I am personally experiencing a great deal of stress. My mother has been hospitalized for a week. Due to some sort of infection, she developed something called a Pleural Effusion, and pressure from fluid surrounding her lung basically stopped it from functioning correctly. She went in probably later than what she should have, but that really doesn’t change anything, so it doesn’t matter.

Monday and Tuesday, our publication days, I went to visit her after work. I skipped a council meeting, and went to spend time in the hospital instead, on Tuesday, though she said she was very sore, she seemed to be breathing much better after they drained two liters of fluid from around her lung.

It’s only been a few days, but the stress is really starting to wear at me. The last two days my mind has been elsewhere. I’ve been unmotivated and exhausted. I feel bitter while I am working, not the way I normally feel about work, to say the least.

The week is almost over, and a couple of my news stories have gone almost nowhere. Mom hasn’t really improved. It’s been a long week. I’m praying as hard as I can that next week is a little less frustrating.