I can’t do much right now. One of the surprising side effects of my condition is that I am extremely easily overwhelmed.
My brain seems to be operating at about 60% of capacity, maybe as an oxygen-preserving measure? I can — and am in fact supposed to — get up and walk around occasionally, but even normal household occurrences like having one kid rooting through the pantry and two others fighting over a toy are enough to send me into a near panic attack (luckily I have a lot of help and don’t usually have to handle that kind of thing by myself). It’s hard for me to keep up with conversations for more than a few minutes, to write replies to emails, and I even have trouble reading books, since my focus drifts after a few pages.
One thing I can do, though, is read blogs. They have been a lifeline for me through all this. Reading posts about what’s going on in other people’s lives has given me a much-needed sense of connectedness to the world, and the one-way format (as opposed to, say, social media or in-person interactions) is easy for me to handle since it requires little brainpower.
The only problem is that I am reading all my favorite blogs faster than the authors can post. I keep opening up Google Reader to find no new content. So, obviously, I need some new blogs to read. This is where you come in:
What blogs do you recommend that I read? What are some of your favorites?
The ones that I love the most right now are slice-of-life blogs where the authors talk about the goings on in their lives. Some share tips and tricks, some post lots of pretty pictures, and some just talk about what’s new with them that day; some are hilarious, and others are just really honest. All tell stories about their lives in some form or another. To give you ideas, here is a random sampling from my Google Reader:
- Barefoot and Pregnant
- Look. Snap. Love.
- Fountains of Home
- Sarah Sitting Down
- Kelle Hampton
- Mama Needs Coffee
- My Shtub
So, based on that, what else should I be reading? Recommend away! Please include a brief description of the blog, since clicking through and figuring out what a blog is about on my own is waaaaay out of my league right now. (And shameless self promotion of your own blog is welcome!)
Now I’m all exhausted from writing this post, so back to resting. Thanks in advance.