I have some news, and a tendency to wiffle at the moment so this will be brief.
Contrary to what my brain and body are both telling me is possible, I am attempting something rather ambitious. I am doing it on the precept that:
The foggy mind is equally valid and so should be given the chance to express itself
And so, I am embarking on a course in writing plays. The absolute bottom line for me is that I do not expect myself to perform at the level I enjoyed when last studying. This is an online course, it doesn't go towards a degree and it is purely for me to exercise the grey matter.
I would like to say how marvellous the OU has been in setting this up with my requirements in mind. I have transcripts of audio and audiovisual material and will be able to arrange flexible deadlines. I can do a lot of reading lying in bed with spiralbound textbooks and will save online activity for when I feel up to it.
I would love to be able to just write. But after four years steeped in psychiatric medication I feel my brain could do with a kick-start.