Happiness and Hitting Reset
What’s so fascinating and frustrating and great about life is that you’re constantly starting over, all the time, and I love that. ~ Billy Crystal
Occasionally, even if things are going ok you can end up out of sync. That’s where I found myself this past week. My new job had started out insanely busy but I’d finally got into a routine and was feeling comfortable. My fitness goals were moving in a positive direction, I’ve recently lost 17 pounds although I’m still nursing a fairly serious shoulder injury. My blood pressure is pack into an acceptable range and my blood sugar is improving, I’ve even gotten a little hiking in over the last two weeks. So all in all things were good.
Last week I was out for a conference and out of my routines. I found a decent pizza place and since there is no good pizza where I live I indulged two nights while away. Sleep is always iffy in a hotel and there was a lot of learning at the conference. The conference was informative but was also an opportunity for me to reconnect with some old colleagues as well as reconnecting with a few I didn’t expect to see. There was also some bad news, a person I really liked passed away last week. We’d worked together for a few years, he was one of my favorite adjunct faculty and I have missed his smile, his greetings and our conversations.
So I found myself at the end of the week feeling disconnected. The weekend was hectic with a college event on Friday night and a Relay for Life Event, I typically do a late night slot for my hour walk and this year was no exception.
So with my eating and sleep patterns wrecked and feeling just a bit out of sorts I decided to hit the reset button. I slept in a bit, did my Sunday chores around the house, took a little walk and completed a little DIY home project to take care of a problem with my hot water. My favorite football team won big tonight, I’ve written down some goals I needed to solidify and I sit here at the end of the weekend and am appropriately tired, my chores are done and I’m ready to get rolling again. Back to it on Monday morning, keep moving forward, keep making things better, keep trying to be a happier person and always remembering to have a little fun and happy days my friends ~ Rev Kane
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