[Tripping On…] Headache Kills Motivation

My-Today, I had the worst headache I’ve had in what feels like years. I can barely focus on much and I will have trouble writing because I have trouble concentrating. This 500-word daily writing goal seems so far off for me right now. I will do the best I can and part of that involves closing my eyes and writing without spell checking, because that’s the accurate depiction of my life as I expected it.

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[Float Tank] Floatbook Thoughts 02

My-Today was my second float tank session in over two yearsAfter the first, I did a live-writing session where I wrote my thoughts for a little under one hour, recorded the whole time, and I felt that was a great way to talk through my thoughts while floating. This is not a rigorous medical case study, but rather a subjective “trip report,” that being said, there is medical research being done for float tanks.

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[Novel 02] Finding Of Hobbies

One major thing I’m learning as I traject myself toward writing “The Story” that I failed to learn until I wrote Novel 01 is pacing. Most people are lazy in life, and overcoming that bad practice does require discipline, self-respect, and a willingness to sacrifice many things. However, I won’t sacrifice much more than I have to write Novel 02. I’ve done enough writing work to where I’ll be good to write when I’m ready. Recreationally, however…

Spoilers?: Major [work and play]
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[Tripping On…] Volunteer Opportunity Available

Last week, I did a rudimentary search for volunteer opportunities and found something that seemed interesting in an altruistic perspective that I could appreciate. I applied and today we had a 15-minute phone call about the position. I said that I am looking to volunteer to practice my skills after having been disabled for two years and in exchange I’m willing to help with whatever efforts might be open. This could be a good exchange.

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[Tripping On…] Groceries, Rest, Row

My idea to exercise twice-daily unless I don’t feel well enough to do so or am doing other activities, like getting groceries, is turning out well. The primary purpose is to build up my endurance again so I can start doing more things, and I think that’s working quite well. I do feel more sore overall than I have before I started rowing, so I have to make sure I rest enough, but it’s helping.

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[Tripping On…] Rowed Twice Today

I never thought I would be able to write this sentence: “I rowed twice today.” Not just mild, mediocre, measured sets either. I rowed about as good as I could have ever rowed in 2019 or 2020. I stopped rowing as frequently in late 2019 when I had headaches, then got back to rowing just before covid, and now, I’m back to rowing. I’m limiting myself to 3-minute sets twice daily – and with many allowances to skip sets.

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[Tripping On…] Resume 100% Revamped

I needed to explore deeper bits of myself to figure out why I was having trouble completing my resume, and it turns out that it was just the physical stress of not having exercised for a while. I rowed my hardest set in years – March 2020 was my last good set – and set out to work on my resume and other areas of my life that have been disrupted through the universal experience of career instability.

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[Downsizing Zeal] “Zeal CD A”

I’ve mostly completed sorting through all of my books. The only business left to tend to there is to file away all of the books I want to sell, by removing them from my book list, and then putting them in the “sell” pile. While I find the interest to do that, because it’s kind of tedious to go through all of them, I’ve now begun sorting through my CD collection, focusing on keeping and donating.

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[Tripping On…] First Week Down

I just finished my first week of work in over two years and despite feeling rather sore from a rigorous exploration of physical and mental work, I feel like I’m back in the swing of things. I picked a contract that was fairly physically intense, but, mentally not that intense. There are naturally context bits that I don’t want to explain publicly, at least until the contract is over, because of privacy and need-to-know information.

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[Float Tank] Floatbook Thoughts 01

My-Today, I did my first float tank session since August 2020, days before my surgery. I stopped going because my physicality wasn’t great. I went today because my-tomorrow I start my first day of work in over two years. I went in with two questions. First, where did I stack up physically against where I was two or three years ago? The second was a question that I revealed this morning when I made a mistake.

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