I know I am getting older when I fall asleep on the couch and my head slumps forward. I wake up and realize what has happened and find out that my neck is in agony as I raise my head back up. Thankfully, I go to the Chiropractor and Acupuncturist tomorrow, so I should get some relief then. Until that time, I will be popping aspirin to relieve the pain and making every effort to avoid falling asleep like that again.
The other pain in my neck isn’t physical. I am in need of some time off work. The responsibilities have changed recently, and I am not as passionate about my job as I have been in the past. I know that I need some time away to adjust my outlook, but that is next to impossible right now. I am still absorbing all the knowledge that I can about the new tasks I have. Most people have already blocked off their time away for the holidays and that leaves me with little chance to get away right now. Normally, I try to save up my vacation time for warmer and more pleasant weather but the change has me really needing some time away soon.
The combination of these pains in my neck has me feeling rather down right now. I will keep pushing forward and do the best I can for as long as possible. If I get lucky, I can take a day or so off to recover from all of the nonsense.