Thursday, November 15, 2012

Well, I've gotten a light box. In my counselor's experience, doctors have just recommended "getting a light box," not specified the perfect light box or the perfect schedule. So I went ahead and purchased one. And I'm really really hoping it helps. So far, it is really bright when it is on, but seems to help me feel more awake. Which is nice.

I practiced with two others from my church at church yesterday to get ready for music this Sunday. And guess what? I felt... safe. I actually enjoyed it. I enjoyed making music with other people. I enjoyed feeling like a valued part of a team. The experience was lovely.

As for school, I've come across a bit of trouble. I suppose it could be described as my usual trouble at about this point in the semester. This is the point, just after the last day to withdraw and get a W on your transcript, where I have trouble caring about my classes. Acoustics of speech? Not interesting enough. Intro to Audiology? Later. This would be one of the moments when I have to fight myself to do schoolwork. Actually, I've settled for downloading the lecture to listen to later. It, well, sort of counts, right? It would probably work faster if the internet was working better.

So I guess in summary, I'm slogging along. I work, and that has been stressful, but I've been able to do it. It is after I leave work that I find myself tired and unmotivated etc. Kind of like when I was working too much earlier this fall, but now I'm back to my preferred schedule at work, so I plan to keep that.

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  1. Hey Abigail. I hope the light box helps. I've often thought of getting one. I agree, people don't often specify which kind of light box to get and there sure are a lot of different ones on the market.

    Oh, I LOVE making music with others. There is something so incredibly special about it and I'm glad you feel that way too!

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    1. Yes, creating music with others can be a great experience. I hope it stays that way Sunday.

      And I'll have to see what I think of my light box, but I like it so far.

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  2. Abigail, I hope the light box helps. Let us know how it works.

    Just keep reminding yourself that the semester is almost over. Do you get a Thanksgiving break? Maybe that will help rejuvenate you for the last bit of the year.

    So glad the music practice went well and that you enjoyed it so much. That's wonderful! :-)

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    1. Funny how I get so distracted by my worries that I forget simple things like "that the semester is almost over." This might become my new chant to get through the semester. :)

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  3. Oh I'm so so so glad you had a good experience practicing at church and you felt safe.

    I have never used a light box. You'll have to let us know how it helps.

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    1. Thanks.

      I'll let you know how the light box works... I like it so far, but it is too soon to know.

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