Life update: Keeping busy.

Well after a couple day absence, I am back. 

This week has been busy to say the least. Wednesday I was in Stettler for most of the day covering one of my regular beats for the paper, then spent some time in the newspapers office working on a story while it was still fresh in my mind. I also managed to get my skills a bit of a boost as well. My editor took some time out, and showed me how to process photo’s in photoshop. After I concluded my business at the office, I was home for a meeting.

Thursday I spent the day on the road. I was in Red Deer seeing my psychologist. M is fairly happy with how I am doing at the moment, but he is cautioning me to not bite off much more than I already have. He doesn’t see me as being in a manic state at the moment, but he does have some concern, which all things being equal, is fair. Thursday night I stood in for a missing actor with our local theatre troupe, as he was away. I am helping with lights and sound for this years production, as well as hopping in wherever else I can. So far it seems like it’s going to be a riot. Good times ahead.

Today was….snowy.  Our region got hit with a blast of winter last night. It took over an hour to get it shoveled. Then off to a meeting with the county CAO, and then I worked at our bookstore for the afternoon. 

Well, at least I did, until I received a phone indicating that there was a gas leak on our property. I closed the store, ran home, got the animals out of the house and into the car, then back to the store to do paperwork while the town employee worked on the leak. Thankfully, the leak was caused by a faulty connection aggravated by the cold weather.

After that, I got the critters home, and then went to the restaurant for supper, because by that point in time I was tired, grumpy and hungry. Food never tasted so good. Tonight I’ve been catching up on email and work pieces. 

If one word can describe how this week has been, it’s busy. 

It’s a good busy though. I’m pushing myself, but not breaking. I’m finding the time here or there to do some self-care. I’m learning new skills and continually striving to improve myself. 

I’m scared though. I’ve been here before. I’ve been comfortable. I’ve been able to push myself hard, and achieve new levels at whatever I set before me. The problem is that the higher I climb, the further I have to fall, and I always seem to fall at some point. 

For the moment, I’m going to go with the flow, and not look for trouble. I need to remain vigilant, but I can’t let that vigilance consume me. I have a life to live, and I can’t live it in fear. What I can do is be aware of where I am mentally, and plan for the storms I see coming.

Thanks for following along.

Kevin

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