Typing the first line in a new blog has, so far, been the hardest thing I’ve had to do in blog-world.
Should I hit the ground running and just start spouting the reason for my return to blogging? (because, who cares?) Should I give a brief “where am I now” explanation? (because, does it matter?) Should I just start fresh knowing that there will probably only be a handful of people (HI FAMILY!) reading this? (there were only a handful my first time around anyway, HI FAMILY!)
After much deliberation with the voices in my head, we voted on doing “all of the above”.
I’ve decided to do some dramatic, for me, changes to my life and I’m hoping that having a day to day chronicle will help me with my goals. The changes I want to make to my life are the same ones every other person on Earth vows to make once a new year turns the calendar’s page. I want to be more active, eat healthier food, look for -AND FIND- another job and curtail my spending habits. I would add “be a better person” but how much more awesome can I get? There is no answer to that question so don’t try and look for one.
Since the last time I blogged, I have gained the weight I so proudly lost with an additional bunch of flabbity fat added in for good measure. There are many reasons for the multiplying of my fat cells but the main ones were due to a bad left knee, then a torn meniscus in my right knee which meant surgery and then dueling bad knees with a side of a torn calf muscle thrown in. I am now at about 85% in my recovery with the 15% coming solely from the original rebellious left knee. Besides my blood pressure still being of concern, I have also been diagnosed as diabetic and have begun to have some severe diabetic side effects due to blood sugar spikes I’m still trying to control. Apparently aging can’t come at me in a sweet, melodic embrace. No, it has to come at me from all sides with metal bats and those round iron spiky things attached to chains.
Every day, I am going to post what it was that I did that day to try and accomplish my goals. I have no idea how I’m going to chronicle my curtailed spending. “Today I saw the most beautiful boots ever to adorn wide calves BUT I WALKED AWAY” I don’t know. I guess it’s still a work in progress.
Regarding my quest to find a new job, there is only so much a person can take in their professional life. I am tired of being the only competent person because everybody else has checked out and is coasting due to their closeness to retirement. I am ready to throw a wrench into their cruise control apparatus and then laugh from my lofty future office. Well, I’d settle for a lofty cubicle.
As to my healthy goals, I’ll document what I ate and post how many steps my lying fitbit has counted. I think it cheats me out of steps but it could very well be that I tend to glide delicately through life and not clomp around like a stegosaurus. I don’t know maybe I just don’t swing my arms enough.
So, yeah. I'm back.