Note To Self

Checking symptoms for possible diagnosis: tab 1
Searching for gluten free recipes for leftover turkey: tab 2
Black Friday specials on tab 3
Writing a blog post on tab 4
Email on tab 5

Too many tabs open to concentrate
and Christmas is looming
and the fridge needs cleaning
and I got the groceries
but forgot the milk
and potatoes
and guests are coming
and laundry is piling up


Somewhere at the bottom of the pile
is a note to self:

(For Reena’s Xploration Challenge: My brain has too many tabs open; and Eugi’s Weekly prompt: compassion. Image my own)


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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

34 thoughts on “Note To Self”

  1. I love it! and can relate to it… I found my anxiety rising with the poem and then a breath out at the end.
    I need your wise words on a post it “note to self – compassion”. Thanks for some timely thoughts, VJ.
    Wishing you lots of compassion,

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  2. I love this, VJ. Sounds like you could use a cup of tea, served with your compassion for self. 🙂 Thank you for this post. Most of us can relate to this and, and, and… It is good to not feel alone. Hope your holiday was fun.

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    1. Well, I don’t need to google them and they are written in between the lines – searching for a diagnosis, thinking of Christmas, looking for recipes…see?


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