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Sharing My World – end of April

I want to come up with clever titles like I used to, but my mind keeps drawing a blank, so I’m gonna stick with these generic titles for a little while longer. Anyway, it’s Monday, dear reader, and that means it’s time for Melanie’s Share Your World, and I’m doing it on Monday too! Will wonders never cease? Ha! Still have the asthma and allergies thing going on, but I’ll power through. Hell, writing is one of the things that doesn’t take up too much of my energy. Not gonna do a lot of pictures though. Just share what I have already done and some things from teh Interwebz. Head over to Melanie’s blog to see what other people have answered or to participate yourself. And without further ado, here we go!

Which would you rather throw away: Love or Money? I’d rather not throw either of them away, thanks much. But I’ll give both away freely. 🙂

Do you believe you should do one thing a day that scares you? I do not. Logically, I know that hiding and shying away from the things that frighten me isn’t a healthy thing to do (agoraphobic here). And I understand that facing my fears is probably a healthy thing to do once in a while, but I honestly do not think that going out every day and seeking things that scare me to “do” them is a good thing for my psyche. I’m sure there are thrill seekers out there who will disagree with me, and more power to them, but… nope. I’ll lead my boring life and leave the doing of frightening things to others. Then again, what’s scary to one person is relatively calm to another. Like when I went to the Grand Canyon, I couldn’t wait to walk out on to the sky bridge. I thought it was a wonderful time and I loved it. But there are people out there who would never even dream of walking out over the canyon on a glass bridge. It’s a terrifying prospect to them. I’ve also been told that my habit (when I was younger) of picking up and moving to another state without a job or a place to live was something that they could never do in a million years, and yet I did it without even thinking. I’d probably do it again if I didn’t love my husband so much. Yes, even though I’m slightly terrified of leaving my house to go grocery shopping or walk the dog, the thought of moving to a new city/state doesn’t scare me at all. Go figure. No one said I was logical. Quite the opposite in fact.

What’s the last thing you do at night? To be snarky… close my eyes and go to sleep. 😛 But before that, I usually watch videos on YouTube, either on my phone or on my tablet. I really need to stop doing that because it keeps me up later than I should be. I mean I worked hard to come up with a good sleep schedule then I go and ruin it by bringing my electronics into my bedroom with me and watching videos on them. Sigh. I even went out of my way for years and years to not have a television in my room so that I could go to sleep at 10 PM (that’s 22:00 for them that don’t do the 12 hour clock) instead of 2 AM, and then I throw all all of that out of the window by having those devices right by my bed. Now I head to bed at 10, but I’m lucky if I get to sleep before midnight thirty, and I usually wake up around 7 to 7:30-ish. I guess it’s better than going to bed at 2AM, though every once in a while I look down and it is 2AM. So yeah… Seriously y’all, it’s killing my circadian rhythm. And having a good sleep cycle is integral to my mental health. Which is why I took the time to change my ways in the first place. I mean, you can’t turn your body’s clock back from 2AM to 10PM in a day. That takes a while.

The Devil’s Panties

If you could own a mythical creature (unicorn, phoenix, etc.), which one would you pick? Well, I wouldn’t want to own a sentient being, which most mythical creatures are, but I wouldn’t mind being friends with one. Though there are dangers inherent to rubbing elbows with the supernatural, so one has to choose wisely. Then, of course, I have to weigh in which version of said mythical creature I’m befriending because they change depending on who is telling the tale and when and where the tale is being told. I mean an ancient Chinese dragon is way different than a dragon from Medieval England, which is again different than a dragon from a story told in today’s fiction. All that being said, I’ve always been partial to Leprechauns. I wouldn’t want to own one, but I think they’d have a lot of stories to tell.

Wizard of ID Comic Strip

What Are You Grateful For? Modern medicine. Seriously y’all. My asthma has been kicking me up one side and down the other all week, and it would have been way worse if I didn’t have my inhalers. It’s mostly allergies, so what can you do? I take some allergy medicine if it gets too bad, but I can’t allergy medicine too often because it messes with my bipolar. Which is another illness I’m also grateful I have modern medicine for. Without my psych meds, I don’t even know where I would be. They keep me sane, and for that I am way grateful. Yeah, they make me dumber than a bag of rocks, but I’d rather be dumb and sane than batshit crazy. Let me tell y’all that for nuthin’. Now I’m not all med happy and thinking a pill will cure everything that ails me. Hell, it took me fifteen years of being batshit crazy before I decided that maybe I might need meds for my bipolar. And even then I was hesitant. I still don’t like taking my thyroid meds, but I do, ever flippin’ night. And only because I know that the thyroid is one of the most important things in the body. Stupid thyroid. But if it wasn’t, I would say screw it and live without. Still, I’m glad they have medication for my thyroid, and my bipolar, and to help me breathe when I need it. So yeah. I’m grateful for modern medication. And if I had one wish, it would be that everyone had access to the medication they needed. Because when I was poor, the hoops I had to jump through to get these… I mean. Damn. Still, glad to have them.

6 thoughts on “Sharing My World – end of April

    1. Yeah, it hit me hard the first time I heard/read it too. Like, no one thinks they’re gonna wake up chronically ill one day. It just isn’t something that’s gonna happen to everyone. Yet here we are. But as you said, it is what is it.

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  1. Thanks, Willow for Sharing Your World! Great answers! I love it when there’s a backstory to the answer and as you know I ‘get’ your meds and illness one. Although we fight different health battles and take different meds, it’s still a universal struggle. I’ve walked in the ‘food or meds” shoes a few times too, and yep. They (the manufacturers of the meds, the government, the medical association) do make it difficult for those with chronic illness and mental health concerns to get the necessary medication. I loved the meme. Nobody wants to never get better. I think the hope that we might one day is what keeps some of us going! Have a great week!

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