Thursday, April 02, 2009

The diagnosis is in...




It’s official. According to reliable sources I have B.A.D.D., and from the look of it, a fairly serious case. There is no known cure, although sometimes it clears up on its own, sometimes not. There is really no treatment, other than time.

Symptoms include lack of focus, inability to sit still for long periods of time and the urge to move ones legs and tap ones fingers to the rhythm of life. Other, not so typical symptoms, but ones that I have noticed in myself, are the desire to drive fast with the sunroof open and stereo turned up loud, the nearly insatiable longing to spend as much time as possible outside despite the still somewhat wintry weather, and the yearning to interact with others on a face-to-face basis.

Yes, folks, I have Blog Attention Deficit Disorder. It’s possible you’ve noticed my lack of comments, posts and participation in just about anything related to cyber-ia. It seems I’ve discovered that real life is more interesting… more fulfilling…more fun! Not that I don’t love you all and enjoy hearing about your lives and passions, because I do. It’s just that living in the present, in the here and now are more important to me right now.

Maybe it’s the hope that spring is on the way, maybe it’s a new way of life for me, I don’t know. I just know that I want and need to interact more with people in real life and one way to do that is to spend less time online.

I want to sing (much to the dismay of those around me), I want to dance (steel-toed boots for everyone), I want to hike, I want to camp, I want to LIVE life to the fullest extent possible while still avoiding jail time! Ha!

I guess what I’m trying to say is that I may post once in awhile, I may stop blogging completely. I just don’t know. What I do know is that I will check in on you all from time to time and I’d love to hear from you via email if you feel so inclined.

But for right now, I’ve got B.A.D.D., and it seems I’ve got it BAD.

Hugs,
Laurie

11 comments:

Lynne said...

Hey Laurie, I think most of the bloggers I know have had cases of BADD to varying degrees. I know I gave serious thought to pulling the plug recently. I got caught up in Facebook and it felt like a big black hole sucking up all of my time, keeping me in my chair reading about experiences instead of experiencing. If you do decide to shut the blog down, know that it make me happy to think of you driving down the road, with the windows down, singing LOUD!

Dance Laurie- DANCE!!

Ponita in Real Life said...

Good for you, Laurie!

That sounds like a wonderful affliction! Heaps better than the slogging through wet snow trying to finish home renos without enough cash crap that I have been suffering from.

Pop in once in a while and let us know how things are out there in the RW. Big hugs!

Dave said...

Join the club my friend.

ThomasLB said...

Just for the record: I am real.

NatureWoman said...

Even though you're BADD, I'm glad you pop up every once in a while! Keep living! {{{HUGS}}}!!

Squirl said...

I've cycled in my blogging. It's up and down. You will be missed. I hope to see you around sometimes, though. Hugs!

Ginnie said...

Yes, we've all suffered from BADD and that's why I only blog about every 5th day...but I still enjoy it and love the interaction world wide.
BUT...I agree that living life means you've got to get out and LIVE IT.

Ur-spo said...

oh we have medications for everything these days.
Please take two Fuggetabutits and call me in the morning.

Merrily Down the Stream said...

I think it ma be contagious...

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

Are you bragging you have a real life?

Well! I am jealous.

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.