Brain Fog Part:
I got nothing.
The only thing that is on my mind today is, thankfully I feel better than I did yesterday. Yesterday I took a long walk outside. The theory was that inside the temperature was cool and comfortable, thus it should be nice outside. It was, but it was also very sunny and I paid for it. Joint aches, headache that wouldn’t go away, malaise and finally I feel asleep way early and stayed asleep for an extra long time. All of the signs that the sun got to me. I woke up still feeling the effects. I was worried that I would be feeling them for the rest of today. Thankfully most of the effects have passed.
The downside to waiting for the symptoms to pass is that I am in a fog most of the day. Which means my usually overactive brain is off on vacation. Probably a good thing, but sucks when I know I have writing and other stuff to do. At least I got the dishes and grocery shopping done. Not that I can remember much about what happened beyond following the list that I made. Yes, that I made. I do most of the cooking and cleaning. Which means I make the lists and for once we actually got everything that was on the list.
Still nothing for a blog. This “new” working on parts of stories before I post them does cut down on the instant post nature that they used to have, but as I have stated I would rather have quality over quantity. If I don’t like what I write then I won’t share it with you. That means that there are parts of stories being worked on, while I work on them I rely on life to provide me with fodder for blogs. Today was fodderless…hmm…is that possible…damn fog.
Radical Leap Part:
The only thing that stands out, is a single thought working its way around my brain; we know someone who needs to make a leap from one phase of life to another. For most people this leap is more of a gradual step, one thing leads to another and another and before they know it they are in a new phase of life; high school to college to love to job to well you get the idea. This person was on that gradual path and then…well I’m not sure what caused the derail, but I know that they are stuck (I have my thoughts and theories, but they are mine). Stuck in every sense of the word; geographically, emotionally, monetarily, job, housing and every other way that you could think of. It pains me to watch this person flounder about always looking for something to pull them to the next step. The problem is, that events that pull you from one phase of life to another don’t happen very often, if at all to people. When you are stuck there comes a time when you have to be willing to recognize that you need to make a radical change. Then you have to have the courage or craziness to make that radical change. You have to ignore everything that everyone is telling you and even telling yourself; pick a new direction and go.
Problem is that, other than myself, I haven’t met anyone willing to do that, to make a radical leap and make the changes necessary to get going, get back in the game of life. Thankfully for most of the people I know and have known they get to make that gradual step from one phase to another. A few, like this person, who cannot make that gradual step either learn to like where they are stuck or…well I will be honest, I tend to forget about them after a while so I don’t know what happens to them beyond what I hear through the grapevine. What I hear is usually the answer to the following question, “I always wondered where people who do A, B or C job came from?”
Alas, there is nothing I can do beyond what I have done. Time will tell.