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“P” is for Procrastination

See what I did there? I took like two weeks off…now I’m writing about procrastination! Get it? SOMEONE LOVE ME! *sobs uncontrollably*

But seriously, I was doing well in my A to Z Challenge, had to take a few days off because of my schedule, then POOF here I am in May, finishing the final 11 posts of April.

I’m pretty much the King of Procrastination because I actually am pretty happy just sitting on the couch entertaining ideas. Or reading. Or playing Fallout 4. But yeah, also just “having a think.”

Maybe it’s because I didn’t have a theme for my A to Z Challenge. I didn’t have a train of thought keeping me on track. I was just trying to write every day, but it seems that is not impetus enough for me? Perhaps I do need a device to focus my mind, my creativity. Perhaps.

But I’m back at it, and I’m going to pick up where I left off.

Though tomorrow is “Q,” so who knows what I’ll be able to write about.

I’m gonna go think about it….

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“O” is for Oh My Gosh, Only 3 Days Left- #atozchallenge

I kinda just realized I only have 3 days of shows left as a full-time marionette puppeteer. While I do love what I do, it’s still a job, with all that entails. But it is a job where I still smile when people ask me what I do, even after almost 6 years. And knowing that in a city of 8.5 million people, I am one of fewer than 10 people who do this job full-time has always been magical to me.

So, sure, I’m ready to move on to the next adventure, but I’m also very sad to be saying goodbye.

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“M” is for Midpoint- #atozchallenge

According to the calendar, I am midway through the month of April. Today is the midpoint of the Blogging A to Z Challenge. I started this challenge as a way to get me back to the keyboard without a huge time commitment. And that’s worked like a charm. There were a few days (yesterday, for example), when I didn’t write anything, but I made it up today. Got back on track with two posts. I even “cheated” with the letters J and K, but not really, because I did that on purpose because I think having my initials is amusing. JK! Except, not jk! For realzies! Continue Reading

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“I” is for Injury- #atozchallenge

July of 2015, there was a car wreck. Nasty rain on the highway, and a few cars in front of us rear-ended each other. I managed to miss the car directly in front of us, but then got slammed into by the large utility truck behind us. This then slammed us into the car in front of us. Lots of back-and-forth with my neck.

Not a good thing.

So besides three bulged discs in my neck, I also have this going on:

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Yep, a herniated disc, pushing on my spinal nerve, causing tingling/numbness in my left hand/fingers and pain in my left arm.

And sometimes, mostly at work where my job description is pretty much “dangle heavy objects in front of you at arms’ length,” I look like this:

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But I’m getting there. Physical therapy, chiropractor, acupuncture, daily pain meds, Salon Pas patches, and Biofreeze spray!

I’m grateful I found the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, because typing is pretty painful for me still, but this gives me a chance to get back to writing in small chunks. I’m not focusing on getting a few thousand words per day yet, just something brief with the alphabet as my guide.

It’s like training wheels.

I didn’t really choose a theme for the Challenge, so as I continue with the alphabet, if there are any words or phrases you like to see me tackle, drop me a comment.