Friday, September 4, 2015

The Speed Of Sound

Sometimes I wear earplugs for hours at a time. It's not always just to block out the noise pollution around us every second of every day. It's not always just my feeble attempt at trying to stay focused on any given task by avoiding distraction. It's not always just my way of going without simple things we often take for granted - like sound - that so many of us never get to experience at all. It's not always just a helpful reminder of how lucky I am to have the ability to hear in the first place. Okay, so maybe I do it for a little bit of all those reasons. But mostly, I just find it peaceful and refreshing. I find it fascinating to experience the only sound in my brain being the rapid electrical signals shooting around within it. It's like meditation for me.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Turn The Page

Well, today I began a new chapter in my life. I finally had my first therapy session. It went pretty well I think, although the first two sessions are mostly going to be just for an assessment; a chance for my therapist and I to get to know each other and begin developing some goals and forging paths to a better place. I've been pretty anxious about this process -- and a little scared too -- but it's nice that it was an easier step than I expected. The only surprise so far is that I ended up talking way more than I realized I did. As it turns out, I'm actually sort of a blabbermouth sometimes.