September… 2020 is 2/3rds over! Maybe I’ll survive this year yet!
COVID leaves me a lot of time to think. Some are ridiculous thoughts like suggesting to my staff that we have a PEEPS diorama contest at work next Easter (this idea was wholeheartedly embraced). Some are more serious, like putting in the work I need to do in healing. I started seeing a therapist again, for all the things I bottle up. We talked early on about how I have experienced an incredible amount of loss in the last few years (to put it mildly)… I don’t often swear on this blog, but a phrase one of my former employees often said comes to mind… “What fresh fuckery is this?!? I think it’s going ok, but that work is damned hard.
I’ve been feeling a bit of writer’s block and it’s making it hard to be more active on this blog. I’m hoping to get my writing mojo back, but I’m trying to be gentle with myself.
I’m still getting quite a bit of hiking in, with weekly forays into the mountains. That is good for my soul…
I also keep up on my typical walks and even a swim in the lake! Two girlfriends and I hired a fitness coach to design a core strength workout routine that we can do at home. I get plenty of cardio in, but I need to do more strength training. So far it is going well but my quads sure did hurt!
And big news! I planned a little trip coming up. The seats are coming back out of the car and the bed is going back in! It has been since early March that I have traveled, with the exception of one two-night camping trip in the next county down, and do I ever need it! I’m going to do some days of high desert and then hit the coast for some camping at the beach. Variety! I haven’t traveled alone in almost two years, except for one work conference, so I’ll have to get back into my solo groove.
I hope you are all having a good Labor Day Weekend, so far!