dance image representing enervated on #wordymonday

Encuentro Una Mirada Staff member walking up stairs to the dance hall, (c) Carole Edrich 2014

Encuentro Una Mirada Staff member walking up stairs to the dance hall, (c) Carole Edrich 2014

Today’s #WordyMonday word is enervated, meaning ‘without vigour, force or strength’ or ‘languid’. I chose the image because of how I felt as I followed her up. It was right at the beginning of Encuentro Una Mirada (the first Bristol Encuentro) and while everyone else was enthusiastic, energetic and raring to go, I was merely enthusiastic and raring to go.

That was partly because of the chronic fatigue, but partly because I’ve not had a break for a very long time. Work is going from strength to strength and I’ve taken on rather more than I should. In fact I need a break so much that I’ve started making stupid mistakes (had I known a word meaning ‘needs a break’ or ‘needs a holiday’ I’d have chosen that instead of enervated).

To give you some examples; over the last few days I’ve mislaid my phone three times, put different final totals in the same invoice, brought back to London an electric lead that wasn’t mine and I never even used, found not one but two files of unprocessed images from Encuentro Una Mirada when I not only thought I had finished the processing but had told everyone who attended that I had done so, lost last Thursday (which was very alarming), got the wrong date for a photocall I was really looking forward to shooting and mis-timed movement of money between accounts incurring unnecessary charges.

Luckily I’ve been invited to Spain to spend a few days relaxing with friends next week. Unluckily I have so much work I can’t sleep for a day or take more than a few hours daily off before I go.

I apologise in advance to friends and clients alike for any other stupid things that I might do as a result!