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According to my shrink, my latent PTSD may be being exacerbated by... boredom, of all things. I'm defensive, skittish, and having graphic nightmares on a regular basis which are the way it usually shows up for me. but one of the ways I typically deal with what drives me to that is totally absorbing myself in thinky thoughts as I like to call them, and because of the way I left grad school, I'm only recently comfortable doing philosophy.

Long story short, I left with a "prescription" for twenty minutes of Martha Nussbaum, thrice weekly. That cracks me up for some reason.

Or maybe it's just me and, you know, the fact that I'm having nightmares and it's 2 AM and a part of me doesn't want to unwind quite yet. :-)

I don't think I've mentioned it, but I've also sent out a few emails to local unis asking if anyone's offering adjunct courses I could teach at night after work. It's a step in the right direction and I think having something like that would be a good way to put limits on the day job and also make me a lot happier. God, but I miss teaching sometimes.

Also Tolkien. I've finished rereading the prologue and there were a lot of things that jumped out to me as bits I'd like to tease out into a fic. Nothing came of it, but apparently that muse is coming back a bit.

On an unrelated note, saw the new Jungle Book and loved it. Great characters, great SFX, interesting work with themes. I've not read the book and think some people may have issues on that front (a lot of the voice-actors were Africans and so it felt like a mish-mash of nonwhite cultures), but as an engrossing, moving movie it was a lot of fun.

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lindahoyland
May. 1st, 2016 05:21 am (UTC)
Hope your Muse does return and you can do some teaching.
marta_bee
May. 1st, 2016 07:59 am (UTC)
Definitely hope so - I think I'd be a good deal happier and just healthier if either (or both) were to happen.

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