Today I feel very unbraced. Last night too.
The bus this morning was pretty crowded. I had to sit on one of the seats facing sideways instead of facing the front of the bus. So every time the bus lurched (and this driver was lurching it a lot) I would sway forward (to my left) and back (to my right). Because I couldn't put my hands on the bar or on the end of the seat (I was in the middle seat between two people), I had no way to prevent myself from swaying. Felt like vertigo.
That's basically the way I feel in general today. Totally unbraced. Unable to prevent myself from swaying with the lurching of life.