While I was over there, he also showed me the following video clip. This is about 20 minutes long, but well worth watching, if you have the time to spare! It is very insightful, about a woman's eye-opening experience, after surviving a stroke:
This has given me a lot to think about. When I was a young pup, I was very, *very* right-brained. As I've gotten older, I've found that I've actually shifted much more into the left-brain way of being/thinking, which I think explains a lot of my self-limitations. At some point in the near future, I hope that I will be able to achieve a good balance of both.
I spent the rest of the day doing laundry, cleaning up around iron_raptor's apartment, doing dishes, washing the floor, moving furniture around, and doing some general organizing. pat_the_fox felt bad that I spent my birthday cleaning, but honestly, cleaning makes me feel much better, especially when I'm feeling anxious. It just feels *so good* to bask in the shiny afterglow of a recently cleaned and organized living space. It's like a mental and emotional orgasm for me. ;)
Tim also left for Toronto early this morning, and will be driving back to Michigan tomorrow morning. I miss him already... *ears flatten* Being separated from him again is going to be challenging in many ways... but I think it will also be positive for us both in other ways. It will be nice to be able to go back to MI for a bit to see Tim, once I can stabilize a good job and apartment here first.
The second apartment that we really liked got rented out to someone who had expressed an interest in the place before us. I'm so disappointed. :/ I'm really hoping that the third time will be the charm.