I’ve missed blogging. I’ve missed the writing, the conversation, the idea-gathering, the snarkiness. I’ve missed it a lot. Yet when I sit down to write a new post, something blocks me.
I blame the “break” first on a migraine medication I started taking daily in September. It was designed to be preventive – if I took it every day the migraines would go away. Then I realized that not only was it not making the migraines stop (I had two of the worst ones I’ve ever had while actually on the medication), it put me in a perpetual state of fog. I set my body on “auto pilot” and just made the motions to get through the day, without actually doing anything to participate.
And when you don’t feel like you’re doing anything, it’s really hard to write about it.
I put some blame, too, on my new part-time job. I started working in a shoe store in the mall right before Thanksgiving – just a few nights a week and on Sundays – and I’m downright exhausted during the week. Where I once automatically turned the laptop on and spent hours reading and researching, there are days now the home computer goes untouched.
I’m off the fog medication now (I’d rather deal with the occasional migraine than a constant state of fogginess) and am trying to get back to blogging. I’m still incredibly tired most of the time, so we’ll see how it goes.
In the meantime, a friend posted this on Facebook today and I just finished reading it. And I love it. I love it so much I’m making it my inaugural post-fog post.
Enjoy. Learn a few things. See how many you can do in a day.
And that one about dancing with my dad? I’m going to get that one in the very next chance I get.