You know, that person with a perpetual obsession about a new "thing" or project? I'm one of those entrepreneurs. I've never had a full-time job as a traditional employee. Successfully too! At this point, I'm pretty proud of that badge of honor…
This hipster shot of a previously enjoyed mocha of mine exists to tell you that the other day I broke my caffeination fast with a soy latte. I cut caffeine out about 4 weeks ago because I started noticing my essential tremor in MY OTHER HAND. 😳 It's not very noticeable. But *I* notice. I notice very much. The degenerative nature of my neurology is breathing down my neck. and officially down both shoulders.
I've started losing the full ability of my right hand over the last 2 years due to a degenerative, neurological disease called Essential Tremor.
The grief I've experienced from this loss is like Chinese water torture.
Heaven help the person who thinks grieving happens in a linear fashion.
So there I was... listening to brilliant neurosurgeons speak to a room full of people diagnosed with Essential Tremor. We were having brunch.
For the last 7 years I've done what I call an "Annual Review." It's kinda involved. I basically look at my entire year financially, relationally, time-wise, artistcally, etc. I get out old receipts, look through the whole calendar, scan through emails, and more... I'm asking myself... "What went well? & What didn't go so well?"
Some of you may already know this, but I was diagnosed with an Essential Tremor in my right hand (my cello bow arm) in December of 2013. The day the neurologist told me, I was moving out of my beloved apartment for financial reasons, so I was too stressed to really let the news sink in...