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The Theme of The Week Is Being OverWhelmed

Everything’s fine..

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I hope everyone has had a wonderful first three weeks of the new year. I have to admit, things have gotten a little crazy for me.

BUT

Before we get to that —

If you have stumbled across my page and decided to subscribe — Hello, and welcome to Earth To Bambzi. I write unapologetically here. And encourage you to do the same.

Let’s check in: How was your week? Are you caught up on your weekly tasks? Drinking enough water? Minding your business?

Of course you’re not — or else you wouldn’t be here.

But most importantly… Are you caught up on content?

Let’s Catch Up!

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This caption is funny for this week because this has been the most chaotic week I’ve had in a while. And I am far from caught up in my own reality. However, despite the week — I managed to release an article about next month.

Black History Month

And I am definitely looking forward to this month. I’m going to take the same approach, stepping away from the traditional stories told during the month.

You can catch a glimpse of the article here.

Also, no, unfortunately there are no new short stories publish this week. Not saying they aren’t a work in progress, however.

Let’s move on to why the theme of the week is being overwhelmed.

Everything is Fine….

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You know that dog meme that went around religiously on IG and Twitter? Where he’s sitting at a desk and the house is on fire and he says, “It’s fine,” as he sips from a mug.

That’s me.

I had a panic attack after I slid my car down two hills of ice to get to work. I then get sent home an hour later.

Because I find out I’ve been exposed to Covid! Yaaay!

I should write a story time on that, it’s actually pretty funny now that I’m okay.

And I am okay, from that and Covid. I’ve had no symptoms( Thank God,) .

So here I am currently on what was supposed to be my day off but I’m using it as time to finish a work from home project.

All the while trying to finish personal projects as well as finish content for you guys.

sigh.

It’s been a rough week. And I say this because I’m used to being busy when I go to work, no problem. And I pace myself working on my projects at home. But this is the first time in my life I had been so busy at home!

Anyway, the fire is simmering down and I’m at a place where I don’t feel like I want to pull my hair out.

What Do I Do When I’m Overwhelmed?

The simplest thing is to stop what I’m doing. Pushing through a task is not always the best solution. And since I was working from home I had the advantage of when I took my breaks. I called friends, I wrote silly poems.

Lately, I’ve been learning Pinterest recipes, I’ve returned to an old passion of mine — which is makeup and hair — and I’ll take a break to watch a movie or series or read a book.

Favorites

Speaking of reading and streaming shows and movies, I want to share with you what has been on my playlist this week!

Movies/ TV

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I only have one for you this week and it’s Archive 81!

I discovered this on the Top 10 for Netflix. I then told a friend of mine about it, because we have similar interests and he finished the entire show before me !

It is a slow start, but I enjoy a slow start depending on the show. This was something I heard nothing about but you initially learn that the MC works in the archives in a Museum. Which my bias lay, honestly because I used to work in that field.

I’m enjoying the main character, I’m enjoying the period they chose and the suspense. I also learned that James Wan is a producer on the show so that’s another bias to my opinion. BUT! I recommend despite my bias.

Books

I’m getting back into the habit of doing chapter trials for books (because I’m a mood reader) and these are my two books for the month!

  • The Secret History by Donna Tart — The Secret History is a dark academia thriller with a prose that I think is smooth and helps the pace of the novel. I also like that it’s very character driven! I’m almost done but I can tell it’s going to be a high 4 star for me.
  • Kings of The Wyld by Nicholas Eames — I don’t have much to say about this novel yet because I’m only a chapter into it.

To sum everything up, this week gave my peace of mind a run for its money. But I prevailed!

If you have made it this far thank you for tuning into my newsletter — or sticking around if you’re a regular!

I hope you have a great morning, afternoon or night whenever you read this, and I’ll see you in my next post!

“Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.”

— Paulo Coelho

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Bambzi

Reader. Writer.Student of life. Dreamer. Storyteller. Creating a safe space for my fellow weirdos.

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