Hello dear Readers........I had a dream last night! I was on top of this huge mountain, which is strange because I am totally scared of heights, and I fell off......now I was completely in panic mode, you know, screaming, arms flapping about like a bird learning to fly, lots more screaming, and the thought crossed my mind as I was falling, that I need not worry about changing the undies that I had just soiled, as I would be dead and not care........Half way down I felt suddenly elated and started to soar with the wind.......Remember this is a dream!,......I put my arms out wide and my bright orange shirt, that I was fortunately wearing, (don't you just love how dreams do that), acted like a parachute......lifting me and letting me fly......I looked for water to land on and did just that....I woke up with my heart in my mouth and felt both frightened and strangely excited..........
I know why I had the dream and the true meaning behind it........My son and his wife have asked me to help them set up the office for their new business.......I felt very flattered and very worried.......Worried because I haven't done any real office work since I retired and I think the dream was telling me to just dive in and enjoy! I had my first day yesterday and I discovered a terrible thing has happened over the last 12 months.......My brain has changed!
No, it's true, my brain isn't the same as it was when I was working full-time and just doing office work.......It think's differently now....plus the fact that I am pretty sure that the alcohol that I have been consuming, as touched on in yesterday's blog, has killed off all of the office brain cells.......the million or so that were devoted to the workings of the office have just been obliterated, spiflicated, gone! Yes they have! I sat down yesterday to do some paperwork and my brain just wouldn't get into gear.......I said to it, "Come on now, get with it brain, you know how to do this!" It took ages for my silly brain to remember what to do! I know that sounds stupid but you see I have wired it differently over the last 12 months.
I have been enjoying puzzles and crosswords and especially fantastic puzzle games on the Ipad.....particularly "The Room"! It makes you think logically and you start to look at things in a completely different way........I get my husband to download these games as quickly as he can find them......we both love to do them......sometimes they drive you crazy but so satisfying when you solve the puzzles......and this is the point......my brain has been re-trained so to speak.......Office work, and I apologise in advance to all office workers, gets to be so dronal! I just made that word up but, you become like a drone....the job becomes so familiar that you just do it without thinking.....no new brain cells form and unless you pursue other things you become very boring and basically brain dead!
This last year I have learnt how to create a web-site, a shop on the net, upload my pictures, create PayPal buttons, use Facebook and Twitter.......I have written a book and began my daily blog here. I have done approximately 150 drawings and paintings......I have learnt how to use and utilise the Ipad and this computer in ways that I never dreamt possible.....I am always on the go and busy almost the whole day.....I love it!
I have been using my brain for many varied and different things. Some of you will say that this isn't much, but for me it was, as I wasn't terribly technically minded and really didn't want to know! My brain is very different from what is was......now I have to go back to office brain I am worried that I will become brain dead again!.......No! I will fight it...yes, I will fight and I will keep doing all of the other things that I have come to love and I will keep doing those wonderful computer puzzles and especially I will keep my doing my art on a daily basis............I won't let office brain get the upper hand.......I am now a legend in my own mind and I won't let office brain take that away from me!
Hi, At 59 I am just finding my feet in the world...So exciting! I have learnt a lot over the years.....gone from being extremely hard up to living a very comfortable life and loving every single minute of it.......My boys are grown up and living good lives themselves and I am so proud of them.......I have the best husband in the world (most of the time anyway....hahaha) and I have 3 dogs who I just adore and they adore me...... I try to live by my motto ......"Be like the sun....let your warmth shine through always"