Alas, it has been two months since my last entry, and to my loyal followers (my mom….aw who am I kidding, I dont think she even reads this) I apologize.
“What have I been up to?”, you ask. Besides relocating to Dallas, and joining the ranks of the jobless looking for work, I have been idling. My brother-in-law aptly put it this way, “your life is on snooze.” (To be fair, we were joking about how I have become a fan of sleeping in and hitting the snooze button on my alarm)
I feel as if I have been in a hibernation of sorts. The only people I have regular interaction with are my sister and brother-in-law, who I have moved in with for the time being. It has been really great living with them. We have our fun, but they have jobs during the day, and I can only look at monster.com or career builder so long before all the jobs start to run together in my mind. “Smart, hard working, 3 to 5 years of experience….move on….” Besides weddings on the weekends, my social muscles are a bit underused.
This should be a good time to work on disciplines like working out, eating right, etc… but thus far I have lacked the motivation. The other day I realized something, motivation just doesn’t come out of thin air. If I have a desire for my life to look a certain way, there really is not time like the present to start moving in that direction. Sure I may not have a job, or live in the city that I want to live in, but I can start eating the way I want/should, being active the way I want/should, and start to organize my life and start habits that will only help me when I start to work. Just because I am in a period of transition does not mean life is on pause. (Although having the ability to pause, fast forward, and rewind, like the movie Click, does sound appealing)
One of those disciplines I want is writing and reading. I have been reading Crime and Punishment for like 2 months now. No, I am not that slow of a reader (although I am slower than most people). I just keep watching TV or a movies instead of picking up a book. Reading is more rewarding, TV is easier. So this week, I am going to come up with some sort of goal sheet or covenant with myself. Something like only watching x-amount of TV a week, and reading x-amount, and blogging x-amount. With goals for the week, I might feel like I am working toward something, maybe I will start to feel like life is moving again, like I hit the play button on my magic remote.
Hopefully that means I will be checking in here more. The more I think about things, the more I like to write them down. It helps me work out my thoughts.
Wish me luck.