In the middle of January I got a chest infection – not uncommon in a Scottish winter I'm sure – but it thumped me hard. A week later I had to give in and take some time off work. It had turned into pneumonia and all my energy, focus and enthusiasm vapourised.
After a couple of failed attempts, we eventually found the antibiotics that would sort me out, and I pretty quickly came back to life. But not before I'd essentially lost 2 or 3 weeks use of my brain.
I'm now working through my notebooks, todos, evernote, book pile, email etc… getting everything stacked up in my brain again to pick up where I left off a month ago. It's flooding back in pretty quickly, but the written notes are amazingly useful during the process.
I'm really glad I'm a note taker.