Day 997: Insomnia – permanent and transitory stress

I’m tired enough that I’m really worried about that apostrophe.

There’s something about transitory stress and ongoing stress that’s worth unpacking here, I think. I’m going through transitory stress, and that’s giving me some insomnia, which isn’t great. But I can still recognize it as transitory stress.

So I know it’s going to pass. It doesn’t make the insomnia easier in the short term, but it keeps my mood from getting worse — this is insomnia like “something fell outside” insomnia, not insomnia like “it’s all gone wrong forever” insomnia.

Three days to go on this thing! Then over to Dry & Mighty semi-permanently; looking forward to that.