Tag Archives: energy management

My Granny Square Journey

Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), *yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook, repeat from * once more. The classic double crochet.  I started with one, added about 25,000 more, and … Continue reading

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Priorities

Since my head injury, I have been a boat without a rudder – floating here or there based on the pressures of the moment, my overall path dictated by underlying forces that I have had no way to comprehend, let … Continue reading

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Journey to the Far Side

I made something happen on Monday.  I planned it.  I organized it.  I executed the event.  All me.  All by myself.  For the first time in 22 months, I independently managed something.  And it worked out just fine. This was successful not … Continue reading

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Zombie Toast

I started working 32 hours a week on August 30, 2015. Everything stopped.  My healing.  My hobbies.  My exercise. I was desperate to hold on to my job.  At the end of August my FMLA again ran out, and – according … Continue reading

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Fish Bowl

I live in a small fish bowl, floating in a large pond.  I am so focused on the now, on what is in front of me, that I generally don’t notice the glass walls enclosing my life.  Usually I swim around … Continue reading

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Riding the Roller Coaster

^^ August 24, 2015 ^^ Long-term healing tends to be a roller coaster – good days, bad days. Slowly good days replace the bad. At least that is what I’ve been told. Today, I was on fire. I felt confident … Continue reading

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Flavors of Fatigue

As my energy returns, I am a kid in a candy shop – excitedly rushing here and there, poking at each new shape or bright color that passes through my field of vision.  I can do that and that and that.  I look at the … Continue reading

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Manic

It is 4 am and I am full of energy.  I don’t know what to do with all of it.  Extra.  I haven’t had extra energy in 17 months and 14 days.  Do healthy people have this level of energy all … Continue reading

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Quick Stop

I am easing a paperback book into my green soft-sided lunch pail when I find the post-it note. Written on the slip of paper are the words “wet cat food” and “deposit check”. I wrote those two things down this … Continue reading

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Half of a Night on the Town

<Yesterday> Mary really wants to go.  The tickets are already bought.  The phone rings.  It is her. “Are you up for tonight?”.  I pause, consider “Do you want the supportive girlfriend answer or my honest answer?”  I do not know why I … Continue reading

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