I'm way behind in my journal reading. I'm ashamed to admit it but I'm a slow reader. It takes me at least double the time to read an entry than it does for most. I also tend to need absolute quiet when I'm reading and writing. I need to be completely focused. Otherwise, it takes even longer for the information to sink in. Could be a long-lost learning disability - or it could just be that I was taught to work with one medium at a time. I wasn't allowed to listen to music or have the TV on when I did homework as a kid. It's similar to how I was raised to fall asleep in the car. Every time I cried as a baby, my parents would bring me to the car and turn it on. I would fall fast asleep. As soon as they turned the car off, I was awake. This worked out very well growing up, taking long road-trips. I would sleep the entire time. It wasn't so great when I got my license!
It amazes me to see kids (and many adults) today who can listen to music, play a video game, do homework in between rounds and carry on a conversation all at the same time, never missing a beat. And still, they get it all done faster than me. Even right now I'm pausing, swaying and singing to the CD I have playing.
Well, I'm determined to get caught up. I've made a list of twenty-five journals that I've been neglecting - and that number has been rounded DOWN. It's my intention to come back later and dive in. But to be realistic, I'm committing to commenting in five at a time. I have a full schedule this afternoon, including a few personal things that need my attention. But I'll be back.
Feeling sad today. Gotta shake it off. Lots to do. ::sigh::