Okay, I probably shouldn’t admit this so publicly, but about 3 weeks ago I started taking Lexapro, a medication that reduces anxiety and OCD.
Unlike my past times taking such medication, about 20 and again about 10 years ago, its side effects are minimal, maybe even all but nonexistent, and I have felt fine and sharp here at the beginning. Medicine keeps improving.
And, it has taken the edge off my continual existential concerns. The little bit of OCD I have – like going back into the house after I’ve stepped out and locked the doors to make sure my bed heating pad, the oven, the furnace, are really shut off – is taking a bit of a slower slope down.
So, I find I’m not so obsessed with keeping up the blog writing every day this year.
But, I’ve come this far – I think it will be 300 days and posts next week.
It’s really become even more a challenge. Because I see the – perhaps ‘ridiculousness’ is too strong a word – of doing anything absolutely every day.