I think there’s a curse that goes something like, “May you lead an interesting life.” The past week and a half have been interesting. So interesting, in fact, that I wasn’t planning on being here to posts my usual ramblings. But more on that later – that story will be several posts in the telling, I’m sure, and I’m not ready to write it yet.
I have a wonderful, loving, supportive family and friends. I thought I knew this before, but now I really know it.
I have issues. Big issues. I’ve been pretty open about the whole chronic pain thing, but not so much about the depression, anxiety, and who knows what else I may add to the list as I sort things out. I’m going to change that. Obviously I’m here for a reason, and I suspect that reason has to do with writing, talking to people, telling stories.
Those people you run into every day, work with, chat on the phone with, see at family gatherings – they’re probably not as well-adjusted and they’ve led you to believe. Just because someone can smile and laugh, carry on a conversation, doesn’t mean there aren’t dark, ugly, poisonous thoughts in their heads.
Insurance sucks. Disability insurance, health insurance – whatever. Bless those of you in the insurance industry who try to help out the ordinary people getting lost in the shuffle. There’s something very wrong with our health care system, the insurance industry, and our culture in general. And there’s no quick fix for it.
I’m reading the most wonderful book. I was lucky enough to read an earlier version of it, but the final product is spectacular. Give it a try:
Winter in Kentucky is extremely unappealing. Especially this year. Yeah, pictures of snow drifts or ice-covered branches are pretty. If I want to see that sort of thing I’ll look on Pinterest. I am opposed to experiencing it in real life.
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