As some of you may know, I’ve been dealing with covid for the past week or so. At first I didn’t think it was covid at all since what I felt wasn’t flu-like symptoms, but something much worse. It started when I woke up in the middle of the night with severe vertigo. I felt like my brain was doing somersaults in my skull and, as if by reflex, all I could do was grab my head between both hands and lay there with my eyes closed, praying for it to stop. When it finally did, I felt so sick to my stomach I ran to the bathroom and started vomiting. My wife was scared to death, but I told her not to worry, because I always tell her not to worry.
Eventually, I went back to bed, but the moment I lay down the spinning would start up again, then I had to go throw up again, until there was absolutely nothing left inside me. I had no idea what was going on, but I had my suspicions, none of which were covid at the time.
This went on for hours before I was finally able to fall back asleep. I slept for 16 hours straight before I woke up again. I still couldn’t keep any food down, but at least the vertigo was gone. My symptoms started turning more flu-like so my wife made me take a covid test, and it came up positive.
I’ve since learned that vertigo is indeed a common covid symptom, but that first night, I had no idea what was happening to me. I’ve never felt so sick in my life and was afraid something had gone terribly wrong. It’s been a bit of a wake-up call for sure. A sign that I’m not young anymore, that I need to take better care of myself, and that it’s time to stop being so foolish.
I know that sounds really cryptic, and overly dramatic, but the important thing is I’m grateful I’m feeling much better now. So grateful, in fact, that I’ve decided to turn over a new leaf.
When I was young, I remember someone once told me how your life undergoes a major change every seven years. Coincidentally, it was seven years ago that my life took a drastic turn for a number of reasons, discovering crypto being one of them, and it feels as if for the past seven years I’ve been on this long journey that’s finally coming to an end. I haven’t quite figured out where I’ve ended up, but I definitely feel like I’m on the verge of starting a new phase in my life, or the next seven year journey.
Maybe it’s nothing. Maybe it’s the covid talking, but I definitely feel different, and all this might be just a long winded way of telling you that this blog is going to be different, too.
I’m sure I’ll still occasionally write about crypto and eCash like I always have, but I’m guessing those will be much rarer moving forward. And I totally get it if you only came here to learn about the eCash project, and have no interest in the literary musings of yet another anonymous person on the internet. If that’s the case, I thank you for your attention over the years and wish you nothing but the best, but I’ll still be here, writing purely for myself now, and for anyone who might be interested in reading what I have to say.