I just realized that in the 45 months I have been blogging, there was only one month that I did not post at all: April 2014.
I started wondering why that might be, but then I remembered: April 2014 was the culmination of over a year of madness at work, when I was doing two jobs. I was so fatigued and so stressed that all I did was come home each night and collapse. I had no energy for anything.
Luckily, that was also the month that my boss (after an ultimatum from me that I was physically incapable of doing two jobs and would probably need to quit) finally hired a new person, who started on April 28th, and gave me the opportunity to work three days a week. I was thrilled. There was a light at the end of the tunnel, though it took me a while to get the energy to blog again. I posted once in May, two or three times a month through September, and I’ve probably averaged once a week since.
Before our trip to Europe three years ago, I blogged daily. I realized last night that most of those posts were written on the desktop computer in our office (aka “David’s computer,” since it sits on his desk). But we got a little ultralight laptop for the trip , which became “mine,” and since then I do almost all computing on it. Last night, though, I wrote the Walk MS post on David’s computer, and I was amazed at how easily it seemed to flow… and here I am, writing another post the very next day. Again, I started wondering why.
Perhaps I am more productive sitting at a desk as opposed to sitting in bed. Or maybe there is something less distracting about being at David’s desk, where I am not surrounded by things that call for my attention, as there always seem to be when I use the laptop on one of the tables downstairs (or even at my own desk).
I’ll have to investigate this further in the near future. I’d like to write more, so if this is the way to go, I’m going to figure out how to make it work. We may have to implement some kind of schedule, for the boy has gotten really used to using “his” computer at his own desk. (He was, in fact, hovering a bit a couple of minutes ago, though he is currently playing with cats.) We’ll see. Stay tuned for more Random Blogging Experiments. Same blog time, same blog channel!