Today’s ThinkKit prompt, which I nearly forgot to do, is to write about something weird that happened to you in the last year. An odd coincidence perhaps, or an inexpiable series of events. The reason I almost forgot about the prompt was that I’m currently working on getting Going Home ready for publishing, and familiarizing myself with all the aspects of Scrivener’s compile feature is harder than I thought.
In addition, my stomach has been giving me grief today. I don’t quite know why exactly, but periods of stress or poor dietary choices (actually, usually both at once) triggers this overly-sensitive, achy, acidic state for me. The first time it happened I was under a lot of stress from school, had been eating like crap all week, then had a scotch after skipping lunch and proceeded to almost pass out on my way to my parents’ house (they live less than two minutes away). Since then, I’ve gotten good at noticing the signs early and when I feel it acting up I’ll steer my eating back on track and it’ll calm right back down. This last week though, I’ve been letting myself get away with eating poorly because I’ve been so up-and-down about this book thing. Cue a couple of hours ago when I laid down to rest from my stomach ache, then got up to get some water, nearly passed out, stumbled back to the couch, spilled water all over myself and then spent an hour or so calming down while my boyfriend rubbed my feet (thank you! <3). This was the only time I’ve gotten anywhere near as bad as that time three years ago. Anyway, why am I telling you this? Because the first time it happened was on the Nobel Day in 2011. And today, as you may know, is the Nobel Day 2014. Wild and wacky? Hardly. But certainly a weird coincidence.