My mind blinked out yesterday.
I was getting ready to leave the office for the day when something hit my inbox. A big task that required careful attention, and was due to the client by the end of the day.
A coworker stared over my shoulder, waiting for direction.
"I think we should..." I started. And then nothing. I grasped for something more to say, some train of thought I could follow to its logical conclusion, or at the very least, a reasonable excuse. But my brain had left the office without me. The screen floated in my vision, meaningless sensory input.
I wanted to rise to the challenge, but it was late and I was tired and I couldn't find my way through the fog. I mumbled about having to sit with it for a while, then shooed him out of my office, shut the door and cried.
I eventually forced my brain to write a few new headlines and tweak the existing copy. Not my best work, but the best I could do at the time.
Today wasn't much better.
I think it's safe to say I'm burnt out.