I was drawing when my computer started to shut down. I thought I was going crazy at first. Things started to disappear. Then I remembered that it wanted to start an update that I snoozed for an hour. That was a fast hour.
So now I’m on Tumblr on my phone. The update says one minute remaining, but that’s a long minute.
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My Sketchbook Cover from 2014
I think this was the year we went to the Gluten Free Expo which is why there are GF stickers on there. lol
I had severe pain in my stomach several years ago and I couldn't stand or sit up without pain for 3 weeks. The doctor couldn't figure out what the problem was and she gave me medication that didn't work. She sent me to a Gastroenterologist who did an endoscopy. It's basically a camera that looks inside your stomach. He didn't know what it was that was causing the pain.
When I finally was feeling better, I went to the gym and told my friends what happened. They said it sounded like a gluten intolerance. I said, "What's gluten?" Some friends there had a gluten intolerance, too, so I learned a bunch of stuff from them.
I had to do a lot of research on gluten and figure out what I could eat. It was a lot of trial and error, pain from accidentally eating gluten, arthritis symptoms that come with it, and "foggy brain" which causes a sort of memory loss.
That foggy brain is scary! It happened at the gym twice. I was talking to my friends about Zumba which I had done for years, but suddenly I couldn't remember what Zumba was. It was like I didn't know those friends even though logically I knew that I knew them.
And I couldn't remember the combinations to two of my locker locks that I had had for at least 6 years. My phone and car keys were in the lockers. I didn't want them to cut the locks off of the lockers because I didn't want to have to memorize new combinations. Plus, there was no reason why I would forget the combinations when I was using the locks almost every day.
I was stuck at the gym for at least an hour thinking that I would get my memory back. I was drinking water thinking that I was dehydrated which I knew I wasn't. I had a friend at the gym call my husband since he was my husband's weight lifting partner, and give me my combinations from home when my husband got home.
I was so scared that I would forget how to get home. I remembered the combinations fine the next day.
Anyway, this post was supposed to be about the sketchbook. I went WAY off topic!
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Markets, weekly reading catch up and assignments. I handed up an assignment Wednesday that I wasn’t 100% happy with, but I still hope I get a decent mark for it. I find the second half of the semester always just flies by, with all the assignment deadlines and exam timetables coming up.
It’s meant to be autumn here in South Australia, but we’ve had a string of really warm days (not complaining).
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Something no one tells you about being on a spiritual journey is just how lonely it is.
Most of the people you surround yourself with will slowly fall away as you ascend to your highest self, the people you encounter will be less and less appealing during the day to day, and the things that used to entertain you will seem colorless and boring.
Of course you attract amazing souls and meet incredible people who are also on this journey with you. Of course you are bettering yourself in the long run and the things you lose were probably superficial to begin with. But the feeling sucks nonetheless.
If you’re on a self-healing journey and you feel this, let’s be friends.
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Haven’t had the most productive last few days, but went to the markets again today and knuckled down on some digital note taking for my innovations class. Had another interview with a local political group for a climate change assignment and made plans to have a new roommate move in, making rent cheaper for everyone.
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