Breaking Away

I'm almost feeling guilty, but I'm breaking away for a few days. I'm heading down to Calgary to re-connect with some friends and get away and clear my mind. The reason I'm almost feeling guilty is because I'm leaving Lynn at home on her own with the dogs, during GISH no less. It's what I … Continue reading Breaking Away

Nothing ventured…

I have had something in the works for a bit, and I can let people know. Kevin J Sabo Photography is off the ground, and I have had my first client. The first shoot definitely had a steep learning curve, but in the end I believe the client was happy, and it was great experience. … Continue reading Nothing ventured…

We are the sum of our parts.

I can be very all or nothing. I've been that way with many things in my life. Work. Relationships. Fitness. The biggest problem I had would be having the motivation for any of the above fall away after a short time. For instance, with the fitness, I would set lofty and in hindsight often unobtainable … Continue reading We are the sum of our parts.

Flash fiction:Going Home

Photo by Lina Kivaka on Pexels.com His alarm pierced the darkness of the early morning. For Mason James the early mornings were part of a new normal since he started working for the ambulance. With his shift starting at seven, and a 90 minute commute to the small community he worked in, five in the … Continue reading Flash fiction:Going Home

TOOLS

A tool is a "device or implement, especially one in the hand, that is used to carry our a particular function." We use tools every day. Computers can be tools, wrenches are tools, obviously. A camera is a tool used for taking pictures. Living with mental illness requires the use of different types of tools … Continue reading TOOLS

My emotional spectrum

I don't experience emotion the way most people do. As someone who lives with Borderline Personality Disorder, a serious and often very stigmatized illness, my emotional thermostat is permanently unsettled, and the range of emotions I feel is a lot broader than most. I feel highs and lows at the extremes, without much middle ground. … Continue reading My emotional spectrum

Photography update

Well, today has not been a great day. I've been dragging ass all day. Tired. Grumpy. It's definitely a good indication that I've been pushing it hard, Maybe too hard. It is what it is though, and Lynn is on her way home, so having her close again will definitely help, and plans are underway … Continue reading Photography update

The past hurts

I've been feeling the grind this week, while Lynn has been away. Between looking after the store, the house, and my other commitments my fatigue level is definitely climbing. It's been a good week though. I've gotten a bunch of yard work done so the back yard is looking good for when Lynn gets home, … Continue reading The past hurts

Book Review; “Can’t Hurt Me” by David Goggins

David Goggins is a motivational person that I have managed to connect with more than any other speaker or writer I have followed. He's honest. He's raw. He makes me ask the question "How far can I go?" His book "Can't Hurt Me" is full of challenges, and pitfalls. In it he speaks how he … Continue reading Book Review; “Can’t Hurt Me” by David Goggins

cutting back on the noise.

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com In the world today, we are bombarded by noise. Social media. Music. News. We are bombarded by a non-stop torrent of information from the time we get up to the time we go to bed. Across the world, the first thing many people do during the day is check Facebook, … Continue reading cutting back on the noise.

“Don’t quit when you’re tired, quit when you’re done.”

Well, today ended up being an exhausting day. I did get a lot accomplished thought. First up, I had church this morning, followed by lunch with the usual crew. After I got home, I attempted to cut the lawn while it wasn't raining on us. I got a good chunk of it mowed before the … Continue reading “Don’t quit when you’re tired, quit when you’re done.”

Time and Consistency

My recovery day may be extending into two. Woke up this morning feeling like hell. According to my CPAP machine and my Fitbit show that I slept well, but it sure doesn't feel like it. Here's hoping coffee helps. I have a slow weekend in front of me. I am bouncing out to the golf … Continue reading Time and Consistency

Busy, busy.

Two pieces of good news for today! The first is Lynn finally made it to her mom's last night after her unexpected stay over in Unity, SK, and the second is I got home from the store last night and found the fence done! Brian and his guys have to come back when the wheels … Continue reading Busy, busy.

Firing on all cylinders

I'm back in the store for another day before a couple days off, at least from here, while Lynn is on her trip to Saskatchewan. Unfortunately, her trip got off to a bumpy start, with the alternator on the explorer deciding to pack it in just outside Unity, Saskatchewan. Fortunately the shop it was towed … Continue reading Firing on all cylinders

The grind

Lynn is off to Saskatchewan for a week, and I am going to be looking after the home-front grind. Looking after the dogs, the house, the store, and myself is going to keep me busy. That's good though. The structure is good to have. With any luck the fence, which has been under construction for … Continue reading The grind

How far?

After a few days recovery time, I was back in my fitness studio today. My treadmill time today was 75 minutes, good for 3.5 miles. I was definitely Italy feeling my time away though. I maintained a decent pace for the first two miles, but I had to drop back a bit to finish out … Continue reading How far?

Recharged

I missed writing yesterday. Between catching up on some work projects, church, a visit with J, and Sirius leading me on a merry chase around town last night, I just didn't have time to blog. It happens. I had a productive enough day yesterday that I can't beat myself up for not getting the blog … Continue reading Recharged

Movie Review; Spider Man: Far From Home (Potential Spoilers for Avengers Endgame and Spider Man)

The latest version of the web slinger has swung his way into theatres once again, this time in Spider Man: Far From Home. Where Dark Phoenix did pretty much everything the wrong way and suffered from it not knowing quite the type of movie it wanted to be, the latest Spider Man movie is everything … Continue reading Movie Review; Spider Man: Far From Home (Potential Spoilers for Avengers Endgame and Spider Man)

a break in the fighting

I was up and out early to take a friend to an appointment in Coronation, then after that it was taking laundry over to B's place since our washer is still not working. Hopefully it'll be fixed early next week, because this is getting annoying. You don't realize how much you use something until it … Continue reading a break in the fighting

Newton’s law, staying in motion, and staying accountable.

Yesterday was a record breaking day for me. It was the first day that I logged over 20,000 steps. By the end of the day I definitely felt every step. I was tired. As tired as I was those, I felt accomplished too. I didn't set out to try to break the record yesterday, it … Continue reading Newton’s law, staying in motion, and staying accountable.

Being uncommon among the common

"Be uncommon among the common people." -David Goggins. The quote above came up while I was watching a video during my workout this morning. It's a powerful statement. All through life we are taught to go along to get along. We are taught not to stand out. Com bine that with society's propensity to find … Continue reading Being uncommon among the common

Movie Review; Dark Phoenix (potential spoilers)

While X-Men: First Class rebooted the venerable X-Men series with a roar, Dark Phoenix, the third chapter featuring James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender capped the series off with a whimper. The movie tried to be one part superhero movie and one part thriller, in my opinion it did neither well. The movie veered so afar … Continue reading Movie Review; Dark Phoenix (potential spoilers)

Time Management

It's hard to stay motivated, life so easily gets in the way. Work. School. The latest, greatest movie. Friends in trouble. There always seems to be something coming up that makes it way too easy to say "I'm too busy to workout today," or "I'll workout tomorrow." The thing is life happens, and it comes … Continue reading Time Management

Solid

Well, just over a week into summer and the weather is starting to remind me of BC for all the wrong reasons. I can't remember the last time our region has been overcast and rainy for as long as it has. The overcast has definitely not been helping my mood instability over the last few … Continue reading Solid

Progress…

Despite the moods being up and down, today has been ok. I ended up hitting the treadmill today, and ended up fast walking 3 miles while watching a podcast on Youtube. The three miles took me just over an hour to complete, and allowed me to physically work through some of my stress. The three … Continue reading Progress…