Slovakia Update #68 – More Blood Gone

Today I went to the hospital, and although I was in a much more mentally prepared state than last time, I still freaked out a bit when they started taking my blood. I am not a fan of needles, so it took a lot to keep myself composed. Although, the rest of the day went fantastic.

Now I must say that the reason that I did not post yesterday was that I was worried about the quality of the post if I did post something. I was quite frustrated for a good portion of yesterday, and I had to do my best to keep myself composed. I actually do have a draft saved of yesterday’s writing, but it is honestly very hateful and attacking of a few characters that I thought that it would be better to think it over. So, now that I have slept on it and actually reasoned with myself to the point I am a lot less frustrated about my situation. 

I don’t have much to update about, so I am going to write about something that has been on my mind for a little while. When I am walking around the old town square, my mind often wanders to the history of the city, and specifically the Slovak national uprising. I always wonder what I would do, if I got sent back in time to the uprising, with the knowledge that they would (spoiler alert) ultimately fail in their uprising. Would I tell the Slovaks that their plan will ultimately fail, and hope to try and find a solution to drive out the Nazis in the city, or will I keep quite, and let history run its course. Of course, I have ran multiple different scenarios in my head, some much more reasonable and realistic than the ones I mentioned, but the point is the same either way: if you know that someone will ultimately fail at something, do you inform them beforehand or do you let what is predetermined to happen run its course? This isn’t specifically limited to the Slovak national uprising, it could be something as simple as parenting, or something as dire as a war, but I think the point is the same either way.

I have been wondering for the past few weeks: should I keep my blog solely updates for what I am doing here in Slovakia, or can I use it as an online journal of sorts? To be fair, there have been days where I go on talking about random things that have nothing to do with Slovakia, but I have been wondering if that would be wrong to do on a daily basis. I will think about it, although I don’t know if I will be able to give it much thought because I have a lot going on right now. It is interesting; the days where I have content coming out of my ears, I struggle to find the words to write. However, on days like this, where I have done virtually nothing, I have ideas swinging at me left and right. My concern is that if I write just blocks of text, it would loose reader interest. Although that brings the question of am I doing this for the reader, or am I doing it for myself?

Today’s word of the day is:

Fakt – Really?

Pronounced like… well… take a guess….


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