Do you ever feel like every thought you have, every move you make is slower than it should be? Occasionally, I exaggerate these feelings and try to literally move in slow motion to make myself feel better about my sluggish thoughts, but this is not always possible.
Recently, things have really picked up for me at work. This is great, because I love my job. Especially because it involves spending most of my day in the operating room watching skilled surgeons at work. I get to analyze what they do and suggest ways to improve their technique with the devices that my company manufactures. Usually, they are already flawless and so it really just means standing beside them and learning as much as I can about the procedure they are performing on any given day.
So feeling like I'm moving at the speed of sloth is not very beneficial. When I'm standing around and the world is passing me by at warp speed, I cannot be considered an effective employee, friend, or family member.
Luckily for me, most of the time, my world is playing out at regular speed and I only experience the slow-motion blues after a long day at work when I'm trying to extend my productiveness to my after-hours activities like cleaning and updating this website.
Clearly, I haven't been very good at this. This week, I've not only neglected updates on Traci, I've neglected TALKING to Traci! This must change. I think I'm going to put some red tape on my slow-down mode and try and embrace life at normal speed. No more standing around and letting the world whizz by as I stand on the corner looking confused. No more neglecting my updates and my family. I'm going to give the effort I should be giving to publishing appropriate updates and not just throwing a few words down just to feel like I've not been completely complacent.
And if you see me starting to slow down...starting to get a glazed-over look in my eyes, please, snap your fingers and yell at me, "WAKE UP SLEEPY FACE!" Because falling asleep at the wheel of life is dangerous.