Picking a lane…

Photo by Sebastian Palomino on Pexels.com After a busy day yesterday, I am feeling bushed today. With the help of a friend I took our two mattresses to the dump then picked up two replacements that Lynn managed to find for a good a deal on one of the local buy and sell groups. I … Continue reading Picking a lane…

Back in the groove…

I'm a week in to my new routine, and I'm feeling pretty good. In the last week I've had one morning where things didn't go quite as planned, where I ended up sleeping in until 0930. Aside from that, I've been successful in getting up in between 0600 and 0630; the last couple mornings I've … Continue reading Back in the groove…

The beginning of the end, or the beginning of the next phase?

Photo by Breakingpic on Pexels.com I'm feeling good. My sleep has been getting much more stable, and I'm feeling rested when rise. With one exception I've been getting up at a much earlier hour and I've been enjoying the peace along with my early morning coffee. My mind is feeling calmer and much more focused … Continue reading The beginning of the end, or the beginning of the next phase?

Grateful…

Photo by Jessica Lewis on Pexels.com The last few days have been pretty busy, so I'm happy that this beautiful holiday Monday finds me with a clear calendar. It is Thanksgiving in Canada this weekend, and I'm spending it with the dogs and cat. Lynn is still in Saskatchewan visiting her mom for another few … Continue reading Grateful…

Wrapping up a busy week…

Photo by Bich Tran on Pexels.com This week has been full, though thankfully I am reaching the tail end of it. There hasn't been any single item on my to-do list that has been weighing on me; however, the combination of everything has made for a tiring week. Still, there is a difference between tiring … Continue reading Wrapping up a busy week…

Breaking things into pieces for the upcoming week…

Photo by Bich Tran on Pexels.com Today was a mercifully quiet day. I was up early and got some work done on my creative work-in-progress which I haven't worked on in well over a month. It felt good to make some forward progress with it again. Later in the morning Lynn and I headed to … Continue reading Breaking things into pieces for the upcoming week…

Succeeding in spite of myself…

Photo by Lum3n on Pexels.com Tonight has me feeling accomplished. It was a somewhat busy day, catching up on some writing for work, studying, and doing a dump run. This afternoon at the store we celebrated the third anniversary of the store as well. Some friends were kind enough to bring in a pumpkin pie … Continue reading Succeeding in spite of myself…

Catching up…

I can't believe it's been a week since I last updated my blog. It's been a busy week. I ended up covering the bookstore for three days last week, one of which was planned, and then on Friday took off for a guys weekend with my friend C. I'm definitely feeling relaxed after my time … Continue reading Catching up…

Mental health Monday: Looking forward…

In what was an incredibly quick turnaround, I received my marks back from the final exam I wrote last week, and I am not unhappy with the results. I ended up scoring 87 per cent on the exam, which gave me an 85 overall average for the composition course. On the down side, it was … Continue reading Mental health Monday: Looking forward…

Where have three years gone? 650 posts…

Photo by Jessica Lewis on Pexels.com I've fallen of writing as frequently as I was. Between work and school I've been busy. I've actually been maintaining a level of activity that that I didn't think would be possible again. I haven't been as busy as I am now since I quit working full-time on the … Continue reading Where have three years gone? 650 posts…

Small steps today, big steps tomorrow…

Photo by Adrianna Calvo on Pexels.com Today was another busy day. I met B at ten to film his first weekly devotional, taking over from the pastor who took over from him while he was away on his sabbatical. Aside from a minor technical issue, the filming went well and we got the video done … Continue reading Small steps today, big steps tomorrow…

Driven…

As far as my schooling goes, one chapter is drawing to a close and another is beginning. I got my marks for my final assignment, and despite the piece not being one of my strongest submissions, I still managed to keep my mark into the eighties, which is a relief. The instructor commented that I … Continue reading Driven…

Adding up…

Photo by George Becker on Pexels.com The fatigue is back, and it feels like it's brought reinforcements. I've been tired over the past few days, and it doesn't seem to matter how much I sleep. I ended up taking last weekend off from my workout routine, and I have yet to get back into it. … Continue reading Adding up…

Pushing through the discomfort to find growth

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com The last few days have been pretty busy. I've been sustaining my workout regime, as well as digging back into my textbooks to prepare for the final exam I have coming up in a week and a half. My workouts over the last few days have been challenging. I pushed … Continue reading Pushing through the discomfort to find growth

Paths Forward…

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Another quiet Sunday in the books. I ended up taking an additional rest day from my working out, and spent a good chunk of the day watching television with Lynn. We finished off the seventh season of "Castle" and started watching the first season of "Third Watch," a series that … Continue reading Paths Forward…

Pushing through your limits…

Photo by Lee Catherine Collins on Pexels.com Today has been... productive. After filming the Pastor's devotional this morning, I headed home, did the editing and then uploaded it to Facebook. After that I dug into my school work, and completed a passable first draft of my next assignment for university. All told, the essay comes … Continue reading Pushing through your limits…

My own worst enemy…

Photo by William Choquette on Pexels.com I'm stressing myself out, and I know it. I've been working on my last assignment for the English course I am taking, and despite knowing what I want to say, I'm having a hard time getting my thoughts down. I've probably started the damn document ten times in the … Continue reading My own worst enemy…

A day of (sort of) rest…

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com I took a day away from my studies today. That said, it wasn't that I did nothing today. We had church this morning, then went for lunch, just Lynn and I. After lunch, we headed home, and I cut the lawn. More specifically, I cut the back yard....the front lawn … Continue reading A day of (sort of) rest…

Keeping focused…

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Today has been another steady day, though with this heat wave we are in I had a hard time shaking the lead out of my ass this morning. I don't know why, but I just had a hell of a time dragging myself into the office today. Still, I managed … Continue reading Keeping focused…

The rest of the story…

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Over the last two decades that I've dealt with my mental health issues, I've gone from happy and healthy to suicidal and depressed and back again. I am easy to read, and when I'm struggling most of the people close to me can read me like a book. Still, when … Continue reading The rest of the story…

Grateful for a bit of down-time…

I am always grateful for light days. With nothing on the agenda and with how fatigued I've been feeling I cut myself some slack today. I played a couple hours of "The Outer Worlds," did some reading for my next assignment, did a couple of miles on the treadmill, and participated in an online forum … Continue reading Grateful for a bit of down-time…

Pushing through…

Today has been another high fatigue day. I'm getting over it. Still, despite the fatigue I managed to have a fairly productive day. Church went well this morning, and after church we came home and I made lunch. This afternoon I did a run out to Halkirk for an errand, then came home and finished … Continue reading Pushing through…

Opposite action

Photo by Ruel Madelo on Pexels.com One tool that has helped me significantly in my mental struggles is the concept of opposite action. Simply put, opposite action is doing the opposite of what you are feeling at a given time. Don't feel like getting out of bed? Get out of bed anyways. Don't feel like … Continue reading Opposite action

Cardio day

It's only been a few days, but the work is already paying off. Today was a cardio day, and I ended up doing one and three-quarter miles on the treadmill tonight, in forty-five minutes. The amusing thing is that I'm feeling more awake after the workout than I was before. I'm working on slowly stretching … Continue reading Cardio day

Setting SMART goals

Photo by Breakingpic on Pexels.com I've really got enjoy a relatively laid back day. First thing this morning I headed up to Alliance for an errand, before coming home and settling into the office for a few hours. I polished off and submitted a couple of stories for both the Advance and the Independent, before … Continue reading Setting SMART goals