Tuesday, August 16, 2022

On Burnout and Blackouts

Over the last couple of months I've been struggling with severe burnout. It started at the end of April. Slowly, one by one, I lost all interest in all my hobbies and nothing seemed to be able to give me the joy and satisfaction it used to. Everything just seemed pointless. While I still read at a snail's pace I just couldn't motivate myself to write down my thoughts on anything I read. Blogging was completely out of the question. I just couldn't bring myself to do anything.

Soon even reading became too much of a chore. It was the last thing to go, fizzling out and disappearing completely with barely a whimper. On top of everything South Africa was hit with a severe and constant period of load shedding (rolling blackouts for 4 - 6 hours each day) which just added to all the stress and anxiety.

It's taken months, but I'm hopeful that I'm on the road to recovery. I've started reading again and this post is proof that I'm still able to string together sentences. (Coherency of said sentences are still questionable...)

So, if you haven't heard from me in a while that's the reason why. Normal content should resume soon.

(As I write this load shedding has started once again. See you all on the dark side!)