A place between sleep and wakefulness, like a walking daydream, nothing seems real enough to shudder me into existence but not outlandish enough to constitute the believability of a dream. Like a forced existence or conscious stasis, I am yearning for something to animate me once again.
It’s a chronic problem, this apathy for the reality that makes me wander off into different places looking for something I can’t find within myself, interest. Sometimes I find it in the strangest places, traveling like Alice down the rabbit hole wondering how far I can go before I wake up.
It’s because of that I consider myself a hobbyist. In the way that I collect hobbies: cooking, baking, folding paper, sewing, drawing, and writing. It’s all seated in the desire to learn new things. It’s the dabbling, understanding just enough to allow me a peek into a different world that I enjoy. The craving of seeing the world slightly differently than before. A strange addiction to expanding my perspective, one that seems at least on the surface never to run out. It keeps me around at least for a little while, before it’s not enough and a fall back into this place.
I think that’s why I also like the stress of deadlines, it feels somewhat more like I am alive. It’s a bad habit to rely on to keep me going, but it works. The stress pushes me to move and keeps me awake long enough to feel conscious again.
To be honest, it always feels as if I just falling through the sky, wind brushing past, but the ground never coming. Like a continual stasis, like I could close my eyes and float forever. I wonder what will wake me from this recurrent waking dream and bring me to life once again. What will keep me grounded, and aware What will bring me back home.