At first I thought I was doing the classic "two steps forward, one step back". Of course, that would mean that I was at least making some small amount of progress. And that was the key -- progress has seemed non-existent.
So in reality, I realized I was actually doing the hokey pokey. You know, the song and dance?
Sample instructions might be:
You put your [right leg] in,If it helps, please try this.
You put your [right leg] out;
You put your [right leg] in,
And you shake it all about.
You do the hokey pokey,
And you turn yourself around.
That's what it's all about!
As, well, that's the simple truth. I have not been making actual progress (that is, there was no actual step forward accomplished despite any steps backwards), I seemed to be pretty well standing in place.
Even better than that, I seemed to be turning myself all around, and let's throw in a few "shaking it all about"....
And no, no shaking of my booty. As that would have been a positive. Just general shaking. Think of a bad dancer trying to get their groove on. Yeah, more like that.
I have not quite decided what to do about this state of affairs.
Do I embrace it? Do I wake up every morning and dance my little arse off in a lovely little hokey pokey?
Do I fight against it? Do I fling myself against the wall any time I find myself putting hands or feet forward and shaking all about?
Obviously I'm still thinking about that....
(But yes, I have tried a few shaky-shakyies, and a few wall-flingings... both have their pros and cons.... Yes, I have done Pro and Con charts -- have we not established I am anal .... errrrr, "particular"? -- but no, you will not see them.)
Though in the meantime, if you spot a person in the middle of the woods, shaking "it" all about and turning themselves around -- well.....