His mother jogged in place. "You have to make all your physical challenges into mental challenges. You put your lungs inside your mind, and think your way around the path. The same way that you have to make your mental challenges into physical challenges. When you're doing your homework--when you do your homework--just imagine that you're riding your bike, and you just have to push your way through."
After the Twilight series, Venice got into Glass and all the Ellen Hopkins' books. She and I had a laugh when I told her she may have met her through our "Darcy," of the former Northern Nevada Family Magazine (don't ask!). Oh, how I miss those days, before I was sick.
But that's the way it goes. I read from The King in the Window about the lungs and making it mental, and though I know it's not in my mind, I love it. And likewise, I love making the mental into a physical challenge.
You know how I said I was unable to concentrate clearly, unless I was reading? No? Who cares, it's still true. Anyway, by putting what I need to do mentally, more or less, into a physical challenge, I see the beauty. Combine this with my five minutes throughout the day, and even the worst days can be more productive.
My primary focus with true crime at the moment, is for sure Lue Vang and Sue Russell's Missing Mondays, which I was working on before Lue went missing. Lue, as you might remember, is a 17 year old from Carson City, Nevada, who has been missing since April 29, 2011. There's a chance he's headed toward Seattle, but this is not a sure thing. Wherever you are, keep your eyes open and spread the word.
To work on these cases (and the True Crime Fanatic website), I merely have to take five minutes at a time and instead of thinking of it as researching, asking questions, etc., I'll think of it as five minutes until I can rest again. Five minutes of staying busy, on task.
As for all the other work, well, my lungs are in pain and talking is not really such an option, so if it can't be done via text and email, it's just not happening.