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ember reed
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Just a wanderer, searching for meaning. Maybe we can find it together.
Last week i got a brand new electric bicycle in the mail. Got it from an indiegogo campaign that i was interested in. I waited nearly 18 months for this bike, and five days after i got it, i lost control and ended up bodyslamming the pavement. I was on my way home from work that night, excited about finishing my latest drawing with Erin for our art project: DrawingWithJerin. Instead, i got to go to the ER after one of the most embarrassing bike accidents of my life, and now, just four days later, i'm stuck in a stupid heavy cast which makes it difficult to do basically everything (including drawing) and prevents me from getting any proper exercise or working on anything that could get me closer to my goals. 

I don't normally let shit like this get me down, but if i'm honest about it, this sucks! Like, really sucks. I was on my way to some hitherto unknown level of fitness, i was going to start saving boatloads of money by biking to and from work instead of driving, and we were making excellent progress on our art and our channel. Not to mention that i was on the verge of accepting a major major promotion at work that was going to enable me to learn electrical design and programming on a whole new level. I was on top of the world when this week started! Now i just feel like a useless lump. Drawing and even typing feels strenuous and tiresome, which means i haven't been able to write much code for a few days either, and while there are many things that need to get done, it's now a hassle to do just the bare minimum of getting to work and performing the simplest of tasks. 

My car has a manual transmission, which means i can't drive it with one arm in a sling, so i have to bum rides to get anywhere. Since i can't turn my wrist, i can only reach a handful of keys on the keyboard, and it hurts like hell when i forget that i can't really reach across the desk with my bad arm. There are a million things that i need to get done, and now i have to wait for weeks before i'll be able to do any of it properly, and then there's the recovery, which since i fucked up a major joint, is probably going to be both lengthy and painful! I was on the verge of being able to do 20 pull ups in a single set, and now i can't even grasp the bar. I derived most of my motivation and positivity from exercise, and now i don't know what to do to stay motivated. 

I am really bummed out by this whole situation,  and when i think about how much i still have to do to get where i want to be, i just feel completely overwhelmed and powerless. I know i'm probably just whining and i should just give it a rest and do what i can anyway, but i have no motivation at all to do anything right now. Is there anyone else who's had an experience like this who might have some advice for an unlucky idiot like me? 



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littlemountainwitch Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Tasty-muffin Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many Many Happy Returns of the day friend :) (Smile) 
May all your wishes come true ... 

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Have a wonderful birthday and enjoy ..
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NovemberLilly Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!!!:party: PARTY HARD Happy dance HappyDance Awkward emoticon dance Rave Emote :Bummies: :PinkBummy: :Bummies:
ember-reed Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! It's been a pretty good day! 
NovemberLilly Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to hear it!
RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
A few days from today, the history books show an entry.  An entry of mystery, and portent, as the great powers came down upon the Earth, and, in accordance with the wishes of the mighty King Kong, granted the world a boon.  That boon was you.  And lo, let it be said to all that you are to be wished a Happy Birthday upon that day, with the most excellent and amazing of cakes to partake in! :D (Big Grin) Have your cake and eat it too
CristianoReina Featured By Owner May 13, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the watchcry +LEE MIN HO - Kiss (Emoticon #O1 )  

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stitchedmoon Featured By Owner May 6, 2018
*waggles eyebrows at you from across the room*
ember-reed Featured By Owner May 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
love you nugget
stitchedmoon Featured By Owner May 8, 2018
I love you more :smooch:
Scorpieee Featured By Owner May 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!
Unreal-Forever Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
e-mancipate Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tha nks for the watch ☺
Zuo-Konieczne Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2018
                                     Thank You by Zuo-Konieczne
spitesyre Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018
Just wanted to drop a line saying how awesome your dA ID is!
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