Most of my closer friends know that I deal each day with vision problems. I’m used to it. Very poor vision has been a fact of life for me since early childhood.
When I look back, I can see the milestones in my life, each punctuated by a shift in my vision. Each such benchmark has its story and its meaning for my life beyond that point. Recently, I’ve come to another of those milestones and am working diligently to reduce the daily impact of it.
I’ve not written here for a couple of weeks or so. You all know that. Most of that was simply because I couldn’t revise/proofread anything I’d written and serve it up for anyone to read. It’s a major stumbling block for me right now. But I did want everyone to know I’ve not forgotten you or my pledge to continue writing here.
NaNoWriMo is possible for me because I don’t have to worry about doing any clean-up work on what’s coming from my fingertips. Anyone who does the challenge shouldn’t be doing any revision during the NaNo process. That relieves a lot of expectation for me and a lot of others, I’m sure.
In the coming weeks, my life will get a bit more complicated. More doctor appointments and continuing injections in the eye, learning new software (yeah, I get to have great stuff installed in a week and a half and it’s really cool), new devices to make reading print possible for me again, and a few other little goodies along the way.
So, if I miss a week here or there, and you don’t hear from me, I’ve probably had an injection that week. Doing much work after one of those isn’t just painful physically; it’s generally not possible because the eye won’t focus.
There you have my excuse. A hairy little one, isn’t it? What I know for sure is that it takes a while to shift mindsets and deal with changing conditions. Reality bites sometimes and we all have to adjust to different terrain under our feet.
In case you’re wondering, I tell you all of this, not to elicit sympathy but to explain any occasional absence of mine. Each of us has our own milestones, good and not so good. We each have to deal with them as they occur or be swallowed by them. Me? I’m can float standing up—literally—so I’m not going to drown.
I’ll sign off for now. A bientot, my friends. I hope to be back sometime next week with something far more interesting up my sleeve. Take care and have a great week.