If not then, then now

I knew it was time to take a break after working steadily on cleaning my office for a few hours when I put the carbon copy of a check in the envelope and sealed it without thinking. And my brain has been throbbing for half that time. UFYH rules say you should take breaks every so often to keep your focus up and your mind engaged, brain fatigue is painful when attempting to accomplish something, and when finding the simplest of tasks become too mountainous, it’s time to rest. (But am I not superwoman, who can do everything?)

I noticed that I am finding myself struggle with brain fatigue quite a bit as of late. Conversations that require me to think beyond the shallow depths of my knowledge, books that require me to be more engaged then a passive reader, thoughts that I should have but somehow I can’t find the words to express. My inner world seems so rich and yet, when I go to articulate it, I sound uninformed or even worse, like an idiot.

I can physically feel this barrier that is pitting me against the world, I find it even in my superficial thoughts to be a skim over the edge but when I dig deep, and burrow myself in to find what I’m looking for, then I find myself scraping against the wall, my voice shouting on the inside to let me pass! But nothing happens, no break through and no release. So my words are strangled in my throat, in the elbows of my arm, for they cannot get to my finger tips, in the unknown reaches of neverwhere, where everything goes to live and yet nothing seems to come back alive.

The pug continues snoring on, her cadence is reassuring and at times, the most honest thing in the world.

7 Comments

  • Andrew

    20 November 2009 at 17:48

    Glad that you’re posting to your blog again! I wanna see more though, what are your thoughts/plans for world library domination for example

  • Daniel Messer

    20 November 2009 at 17:51

    Not only am I testing out your Disqus commenting, I’m also readin’ your post and thinking how nice it is that I’m no longer in school. 🙂 I find it weird that I was far busier in school learning how to do a job than I am in the field where I actually hold the job.

  • Alicia

    20 November 2009 at 18:16

    I am testing out your commenting system.

  • Alicia

    20 November 2009 at 18:17

    I am testing out your commenting system.

  • Bobbi Newman

    23 November 2009 at 12:40

    Lisa – Thank you for participating and showing your day! Don’t forget to add your information to the wiki and link to your post.

  • John Kirriemuir

    6 May 2012 at 15:04

    To quote Ernest Hemingway: “Write when drunk; edit when sober.”

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