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.

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