As I am writing this, I am at around week 4 or 5 of my summer project. I came in with a lot of energy, excitement, and intrigue, and those feelings have carried me for the weeks that I have been here so far. However, I feel lately I have hit a major wall, both in my physical health and in the work that I have been doing. In regards to my work, for the past two weeks, the office has been slow. Few clients have come in and we have been short staffed for a few days. I believe that the weather (whether that be intense heat or pouring rain), has deterred people from traveling anywhere, and since it is close to the end of the month most people are receiving their checks and most likely feel like they do not need our services, which is understandable. Therefore, I have been doing a lot of data input and other smaller office tasks instead of going to meetings or doing street outreach or any other more involved activity.
In terms of personal health, I have been feeling low emotionally and physically. I have been feeling homesick and saddened by certain situations, and I believe that the constantly changing weather is making me sick. Plus the stress of juggling school, work, and thinking of my future are getting to my head. I’m not completely sure I should do exactly to make my mood, body, and environment brighter, but I do know that it is possible. I just have to find something that is both relaxing and productive, and that could give me a break from the hustle and bustle of normal life.