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BDV: Collectively Exhausted (January 31 - February 6)

So... three times this week I've gone without blogging, even though I said that I'd blog every day this year. I guess it's time to bust out the scheduled posts?

To be honest, it was one of those weeks. You know, the ones that leave you mentally exhausted and ready for the weekend? Blame it on the Seahawks losing the SuperBowl? Nah. Blame it on the weather? Double nah.

Perhaps it's simply me not getting enough zzz's every night. That seems more plausible. I feel pretty badly about not having posted, but to be completely honest, work has me beat. I have to be so mentally present, and to be good at what I do, it often counts on the emotional aspect of it too, which can be even more draining, but it isn't typical for me to be this tired. Having more sleep will help with that though.

So what does that mean? It means that I'm going to push myself to stick to a much more stringent schedule: going to bed earlier and making sure that before I start to completely unwind to have posted my daily blog. It so happens that when I start to watch tv or even sit down on my bed that I start to get drowsy and sleepy. I'm lucky that way - but, I do most of my blogging and video editing from the comfort of my bed. (Yes, bad, bad habit, I know!)

Anyway, here are the few pictures I did take from this week:

My Ernie-cat sitting on my lap while I was relaxing and watching YouTube.

This week was the week of take-out - Margherita pizza and a side
dinner salad from Amante's. So delicious.
Working on a new Valentine idea & video for my All Things Emmy channel. It took a lot of filming throughout the week due to all the painting/drying it took for these pieces.

I also decided to take the Myers-Briggs Personality again this week. I took it a few years ago and for the life of me couldn't remember what I had gotten at that time. My result: INTP, which was a fascinating find. I found that a lot of the information about this personality was scarily accurate about me and my inner workings:

 
An Instagram shot from Friday night. Completely exhausted.

Other mentionables:


And last week, I had been working so hard to get this video up before the SuperBowl. Even though it's over now, you can at least enjoy the fun colors of it. :-)

I hope that you all are having a restful and relaxing weekend. So much love to you!

Em

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