Yep, I’m still here.
Funny thing – it appears I’ve posted with that title before. So, this must be a pattern.
Life has been extremely busy for the past year, which is about how long I haven’t posted. I got really busy with some extra business activities, and I also had a bit of family and workplace drama.
Basically, I’ve been quite over-worked, and my spouse has been having health issues, as well, so I’ve had to cut back on pretty much everything that isn’t survival-related.
I also kind of fell out of touch with the TBI recovery scene. In all candor, I got really tired of hearing the same kinds of “breakthroughs” from all the marketers. And I also got tired of hearing people go on and on about things they don’t personally know about — particularly, medical experts talking about what TBI/concussion is all about, and how to handle it.
It’s one thing to research something and/or learn about it in class. It’s another, to live the recovery.
I’ve done the latter. And a bit of the former. But bottom line, I got tired of how much of a business concussion has become. I suppose it was inevitable, considering how much money there is to be made.
Well, people will do what they’ll do. I can’t lose too much sleep over that. If I did, I’d never sleep. And I have enough trouble sleeping, as it is.
Speaking of which, I just got back from our annual pilgrimage to the beach for my spouse’s birthday. The in-laws came along, this time, as well as another friend of mine. That was a total bust. Not a good use of time. They were all so set in their ways and so judgmental, there was no freedom to do what we wanted to do, in they way we wanted to do it. We had to constantly deal with their criticism and drama. They got all freaked out over how we did things differently than them – like getting up later and not racing around at top speed to take in all the sites all the time.
First, I don’t do the whole racing around thing like I used to. It’s been about 15 years since my last TBI, and since that time, I’ve really slowed down. It bothers me a little, sometimes, since I used to be so quick and so speedy with so many things, but there’s a lot to be said for moving at a slower pace, anyway.
Second, we need to eat a certain way. Not a lot of junk food and non-nutritious snacks. And absolutely no sugary soft drinks. When we didn’t drink their nasty colas along with them, they acted hurt, like there was something wrong with us. Like we were spoiling their fun. All we did was not drink the same things they were and not gorge ourselves on junk, and they seemed to take it personally.
Well, that’s over. Fortunately, the in-laws got so freaked out, they left early. Made excuses. High-tailed it back home. Good riddance. We love them…. but at a distance.
And we had a few days to ourselves, which was nice. Always good to have that time to recharge.
It’s also good to get back home. And get back to doing what I love to do… and haven’t done in a while.