What I’m Grateful For: Glasses
So after my eye-insert-stick incident, I’ve been wearing my old backup glasses of course, as my eye heals, instead of my normal soft contact lenses. It’s funny how much I dislike wearing glasses! As a kid, I needed glasses – badly! – by third grade and I was immediately the butt of jokes and derision. I grew to despise my glasses, and hated my face when I had to wear them. It didn’t help that my prescription for nearsightedness is so strong that my eyes end up looking very small and squinty behind the powerful lenses.
So the last two weeks have been rather irritating. And to be honest, I really am not grateful for my glasses. However, I’m incredibly grateful that next week I will have my eye appointment and get new contacts to wear! Which makes me giddy with anticipation of being rid of these annoying, smudgy, slipping-down-my-nose glasses that – still – make me hate my face. (I hope you all can hear me laughing at myself right now, in all my vanity!)
What I’m Reading: The Molecule of More: How a Single Chemical in Your Brain Drives Love, Sex, and Creativity―and Will Determine the Fate of the Human Race by Daniel Lieberman and Michael Long. Ok, so the title seems a little bit exaggerated, but WOW this is actually a fantastic book. From addiction to drive to work to creativity – the way that dopamine drives our behaviors – and our evolution – is fascinating to say the least! And the writing is excellent. I always know I have a good one when about halfway through a book, I find myself online looking to see if the author has written anything else. Which in this case, sadly, they haven’t. But I’m hoping they do more together, because this is a riveting read and provides a lot of insight into some of my own, quirky, and clearly dopamine-driven behaviors!
Web Tip: Check up on your social media. Do you have any posts planned for the holidays? Don’t let it sneak up on you: perfect your posts and save yourself the stress of trying to think of what to say at the last minute!
Quote I’m Pondering: “Understand me. I’m not like an ordinary world. I have my madness, I live in another dimension and I do not have time for things that have no soul.”― Charles Bukowski