After my sexual assault, though I did my best, I really did not work for over a year. Because I had a traumatic brain injury and was unable to think properly, work was very difficult. If someone wanted a square (read ‘normal’ here) pillow, I could do it because I’ve made about a million and don’t have to use my brain or think how to make it. If there was any variation, though, I simply was unable to do it. Or if I did, it took me forever. Over time I healed and so did my brain. Looking back it seems like the Universe was right there for me as far as the amount of work I had. While dealing with my attack and getting my mind and body through the trauma, I still had work, but not a lot of it. Enough to somewhat get by. Now, that has changed drastically, which is actually a good thing. No, it’s a very good thing. To me, it means that I am truly healed. Oh sure, I have my moments when I wonder if my brain really is working, but that could just be how I am, with or without a TBI. I literally have so much work these days that if I think about it too much, I feel like going to bed. It’s hard to get much done while sleeping, though I’ve tried.
So, today, because I have a deadline for the job I am currently working on, and it is necessary to stick to these due dates as much as possible, and because I am a member, I am going to the San Diego Zoo to see the new giraffe baby. Sometimes a mental health hour or two, if an entire day in not really feasible, is necessary. Then I can come home and get back to work.
UPDATE – I did go to the zoo and even got to see the baby giraffe! The picture isn’t so good because I was far away and it is thru a fence, but I still got to see him/her. Because the baby was born yesterday afternoon around 1:30p, they are not yet sure of the gender. Even from a distance, it was still pretty cool to see. At birth, the baby was 6’1″ tall and weighed 150 pounds!