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Keeping Going When All You Want to Do is Sleep


This week has been a really rough week for me, and that’s why I haven’t been around here all that much and the posts and answers to comments have been lacking. As anyone in debt can appreciate, it’s hard to say no when some juicy overtime is up for grabs. Even though right now all I want to do is place my head down on my desk and take a little snooze, I know I will very much enjoy receiving my next paycheck.

A lot of bloggers write blog posts days or weeks in advance but I can’t seem to do that. So, times like these where I am basically working all day leave little time to write up something other than an “update” post. It hurts to think right now πŸ˜‰

Keep your eyes on the prize, Tricia…keep your eyes on the prize. Stay awake! πŸ™‚

If all goes well, things will return to normal tomorrow.


  • Reply crsandus |

    I was going to write an encouraging comment but you seemed to have said it all. Good luck. Hang in there.

  • Reply danielle |

    Tricia- mountain dew works wonders when all you want to do is sleep.
    Are you offered overtime often? My boss approves it for a while, and then puts the kabosh on it for a while, then goes back and forth. I look on the bright side no matter what- if it’s allowed, I sign up and am happy for the extra money. If not, I am happy for the extra time.

  • Reply LAMoneyGuy |

    Writing posts days or weeks in advance depends on what type of posts you are writing. If you are writing a post about a cool website to find the cheapest gas, or a quirk in the tax laws, you can write them whenever you want. I think your blog is more personal and more of a diary style. This can’t be done in advance, as a big part of it is recording how you are doing/feeling when you are writing.

    You are doing a great job. We all feel like we’re in a funk once in a while. Don’t be afraid to take some time off if you need it. Look at Financial Freedumb. He disappeared for a while, but seems to be coming back strong.

    Just don’t go away for that long.

  • Reply Kristina |

    Yippee for overtime!! Yes, you are right that keeping going now is more than worth it in the long term (and even in the short term when you get to pay off more debt or save more money this month). It’s great you are taking advantage of overtime and making more money when you can. Having less sleep and “balance” in your life right now will be worth it because that means decades of so much less stress and more balance when you are debt-free.

So, what do you think ?