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Day 8 – Time for a boost

First day on the 50mg pill. I feel superb, as expected. Super focused, almost euphoric, and the dry mouth no worse than usual. Heart rate is sitting at 90, which isn’t great.

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Day 9 – Thrice socialised

Feel good again this morning (though not as fireworks-in-the-brain as yesterday), but frustratingly lose half of my newly prized hour of morning productivity to a sulking computer.

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Day 10 – Food on Friday

I get up even earlier, at 06.30, because I have an article to do before 08.00. This would have been inconceivable a fortnight ago. And I actually do the article, too! Then I finish the story for my Dad, who I am meeting for lunch. I forget about breakfast.

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Day 11 – And… action!

It is 02.19, so it’s technically tomorrow. I volunteered to be an extra in a friend’s university film project. There’s a whole posse of young creative types doing interesting things with tiny cameras and large microphones. 

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Ending

I find it very hard to get it through my head that, no, I won’t “finish this bit off tomorrow”. I’ve always had a bit of an issue coming to terms with things ending. This might be the longest thing that I have ended.

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The Year of Calm

If I try to identify a thread that runs through the negative areas of my life – lateness, half-finished tasks, frustration – it is a lack of calm and clarity.

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