I'm genuinely tired tonight.
I'm the Lily von Schtupp of newspaper editors. I'm pooped.
That's a good feeling.
We put out our newspaper Tuesday and that's a full, intense day. Today, I put out my first special section, one on impaired driving (we came out as against) and helped edit copy for a sister newspaper in Ashland. I dealt with newspaper delivery issues, helped a correspondent fill out an invoice and worked on a dozen other office issues.
But I like work.
The worst part of going to a new newspaper for me is feeling I've not contributed enough. I actually have anxiety about it. (I also have anxiety about not being anxious enough.)
I missed working for nine months and I'm going to wallow in my fatigue.
Tonight, as I write, I'll have a couple gin and tonics, some takeout food as I don't have my cooking equipment, and sleep fully and hard.
Life is good and oddly normal as I reacquaint myself with the working life.
Peace and deep sleep unto all of you my brothers and sisters.