Thank you so much for showing support. That’s so sweet =)
Yeah I’m starting to feel a little better right now.
Yeah. And I’m entirely aware that it was all my fault for trying to take on an outdoor project that was way over my head (that I didn’t even finish yet, btw). But now I’m laid up, with icey hot patches on my knees and a glass of ice water against my forehead.
I really need to make more friends down here. This is not a one-woman project.
I took apart a fence today by myself. In the sun. All day. I’m paying for it. No matter, I’m going to put that same fence back together tomorrow. Because that’s just what I’m going to do.
No matter how hard we try or how well we treat our bodies, all of us will go through periods of time where getting up is simply not an option. And I’m sure everyone has their own methods of staying occupied when this happens, and the internet is a great tool for that…and we’re all familiar with the popular choices: Watching movies and television shows on Netflix or Hulu, posting to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, browsing Reddit or Pintrest. But I know that after a few hours of that, even if I literally cannot move, I start to feel lazy or bad about myself. So I thought about compiling a list of places to go on the internet that can keep us mentally stimulated and productive even when our bodies have given out on us.
The first one is a big one: Gain endless amounts of knowledge on various subjects with MIT’s free open courses.
Please send me others that you use so I can expand on this list, and I’ll repost a finished product later on.
So, where do you go to stay productive on the internet when you’re stuck in bed?
That’s the conundrum of evil/beauty on the internet. It gives voice to nearly everyone…but at the same time…gives anonymity to nearly everyone. So we have to tread through all this shit.
Don’t ever wish that on anyone! Besides, those who you think have gotten an easy hand in life, usually have something in their hand that you wouldn’t want. Everyone has something. And even those terrible people who act out and mock us? They have their issues too. Some of us have it bad, and there is always someone who has it worse. We just have to deal as best we can with what we have and try to empathize with others as much as possible. Some people make it more difficult lol, but trying really helps.
Thank you so much for these messages. Really.
It’s complete silliness, I agree. Just don’t pretend anything for anyone’s benefit. Keep talking, explaining and educating as much as you can. That’s the only way to break down these assumptions and ignorances!
Also thanks, I’m glad to be back even though I’m back posting more again mostly because I’ve been in a lot more pain recently, giving me time to sit around on the internet…bittersweet!