In the spirit of being honest with y'all, I'm going to tell you: I've never felt more at war with my body than in this past year. With a back injury, weight-gained, and persistent other issues, my body has become an antagonist in my story.
I noticed in the past month that a lot of these issues are probably a result of having my most sedentary job ever. Sitting in a crappy computer chair for forty hours a week without any kind of physical activity AT ALL has been hard on my body in ways that all my years of playing sports and pushing myself to the limit could never touch. So I guess my mind fired the first shot in this war, but I'm calling a truce.
Maybe losing my job is a blessing in disguise? Time will tell.
December 13: Action. When it comes to aspirations, its not about ideas. It's about making ideas happen. What's your next step?
To get back in shape:
- Go to the gym.
- Take Jasper on long walks
- Find good places to hike
- Try yoga
- OK, maybe not
To find a job:
- I've already spruced up my resume
- Continue networking
- Get shifts at Gaylord to pay the bills until I...
- Find a job I really want
For my writing:
- Continue to query THE DEMONS YOU KNOW
- Re-start writing my next book...
- My MC needs to be revamped so I need to do....
- Character sketches.
December 14: Appreciate. What's the one thing you have come to appreciate most in the past year? How do you express gratitude for it?
This is an easy one: my friends. It's funny; I've never had fewer friends that I regularly spend time with, but that's only made me appreciate them more. And I hope they know it. I hope they notice when I can't help but smile when I see them. I hope they notice that when I hug them hello, it's more than just going through the motions. I hope they know that every time I ask them to hang out, I truly do want to spend time with them.