This blog post was temporarily delayed due to the stomach bug that traveled with me back from San Antonio. That, plus a long week at the day job did not make for much desire or opportunity for blogging.
But fear not! I sure didn’t 🙂
Day 16: I made it a point of talking with a stranger in the elevator at work every time I was in it. It seems like more and more people are just staring down at their phones instead of looking at the world around them. I want to change that for myself.
Day 17: Realized that not blogging because of an upset tummy is not only a valid, but it doesn’t mean I can’t make up for it in a few days. I make the rules, right?
Day 18: I got involved with my online writing group. Turns out to be way less scary than I imagined.
Day 19: Said screw it to “being productive” for the remainder of Saturday in exchange for an impromptu get together with my brother and sister-in-law. I spent 2 1/2 glorious hours strapped to brosef’s new HTC Vive. It was AMAZING. This version allows you to move around, which not only got rid of the motion sickness I experienced with the Oculus Rift but made for a more fun experience. Like when I got to spy against evil killer robots while playing a game called Budget Cuts.
Why is this a scary thing for me? Because for some reason, there’s a part of me that is afraid that if I take a break, I’m…what? Lazy? Falling behind? Probably a combination of the two and then some. It sounds silly, but for someone who has to actively schedule downtime, it was refreshing to just to pack up and take the afternoon off. Much fun was had by all.
Day 20: Today I made fajitas for dinner. There a lot of memories associated with these – a very late night but homemade Valentine’s dinner; countless versions cooked for me. These fajitas were tinged with sadness, but I finally ripped off the band-aid.