But in the interest of honesty and a hefty dose of self-interest as well, I am admitting to a recent downward spiral that has sent me AWOL from the computer, from blogging, from consistent at-home, self-administered therapy, and from my ever growing to-do list.
During this attack of inertia I have not taken up permanent residence in the Swamp Dismal. At least, I hope not. Fun, laughter and interaction with loved ones have supplied delightful interruptions in this trek through the swamp. And I have posts started about those times, but right now they are left languishing unfinished in my laptop’s drafts file.
Retirement Daze is my memory bank, and I am hereby abandoning my attempts, largely unsuccessful anyway, to avoid posting about my detours into feeling overwhelmed and in the dumps.
Acknowledging those periods and the slogging through Swamp Dismal to higher ground are part of my journey as my stroke recovery continues.
Blogging is cathartic for me, and embracing the low points as well as high ones may help reduce the occurences of inertia and help me stay focused on figuratively and literally continuing to put one foot in front of the other.
And that realization is worth the detour through the swamp. I’m not on that high ground yet, but this post is a start.