Where wild minds come to rest
i know not everyone on here paces, but i do.
as i've mentioned on here before, i used to have a different daydream/set of characters that started when i was 9. then, when i was 12, i actually stopped daydreaming for a month or two. soon enough, my MD came back with new characters, a new story, and... pacing.
since then, i have had several pacing-related injuries, because i get so into the daydreaming that i tend to not watch where i'm going. the most serious one was when i was 12. i stepped on a sewing needle while pacing and had to have it surgically removed from my foot. i spent a day in the emergency room and was on crutches for several weeks.
i've also gotten bruises more times than i can count from walking into the walls, splinters from bumping my foot into my house's wood cabinets, cuts from somehow accidentally cutting myself on something... you name it, it's happened.
i also broke the door to the closet in my room from accidentally running into it while pacing.
the funny thing is that i can never tell exactly what i hurt myself on because i keep pacing for a few seconds and then notice that something hurts or that i'm bleeding. i sit down for awhile and then continue pacing like nothing happened, even if it still hurts, because i can't just interrupt my daydream like that if it happened when i was really "into it."
i currently have a decent-sized bruise on my ankle from running into i don't even know what. it happened yesterday and it still hurts, but i'm still pacing.
i don't really know where i'm going with this post or how to end it, but yeah. pacing-related injuries.