Fatigued

1 12 2009

I’m a little tired. And fatigued – but that’s a different thing. I’m tired because of all the food I’m digesting and the 7pm starts to 1am finishes… I’m fatigued because of doing everything in another language in another culture thing… it’s exhausting! You’re always running under a high level of stress you don’t even notice. But I have to keep reminding myself I can keep going. So when I’m in language class and feeling like I can’t lift my head, I can decide I’m awake and find the energy but it’s a conscious effort. The other day, I was walking home and realised I’d slowed almost to a dawdle so I literally had to sing a song in my head as I walked to pick up the pace – and the only song that worked was ‘My Dad picks the fruit…’

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