The year that was 2020…

Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com As 2020 winds down, I find myself contemplating the year that was. Several adjectives can be used to describe 2020, and not many of them are suitable for this blog. The year has been long, tiring, and trying, thanks to the trials brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic that … Continue reading The year that was 2020…

What I was leaving on the table…finding out how far I can push myself…

I strive to make every day better than the one before. I'd say I accomplished that over the last couple of years. I pushed myself, pushed my skills, and managed to get some good work done, for both the paper and the church. Honestly, if someone had told me a year ago that I would … Continue reading What I was leaving on the table…finding out how far I can push myself…

Accomplished…

I think it's safe to say that I've hit my wall. The last week was one of the busiest that I can remember in I don't know how long. Between the filming for church and the writing for work, it's kept me hopping. Aside from a couple of minor glitches that I noticed during the … Continue reading Accomplished…

The tail end of a busy week…

Photo by Olya Kobruseva on Pexels.com Well, it's been a week. Between work and church commitments this week, I've definitely been busy. The good news is that I got all the videos shot and the video put together today, a full day earlier than I had planned. The bad news is that one of the … Continue reading The tail end of a busy week…

Pushing outside my comfort zone…

Photo by Kyle Loftus on Pexels.com With the holiday season upon us, my schedule continues to get busier. Thanks to the new Covid-19 restrictions in place across the province, we are switching up the format for our annual Christmas in song service. Instead of having the performers singing their music pieces live during the Sunday … Continue reading Pushing outside my comfort zone…

Getting my -geese- in a row…

Kevin J Sabo photo I am definitely bouncing back. After taking it easy Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, Wednesday had me back in the office covering several of my council meetings for the paper, and otherwise get back to work. The only down side to everything going on is that it is making it busy for … Continue reading Getting my -geese- in a row…

Filling my cup…

For the first time in longer than I care to think about, I got out into the back-country and took some photos. While I was on the hunt for hawks or owls, neither of which materialized, I still had a good time and managed some good shots. I ended up doing a swing through some … Continue reading Filling my cup…

Feeling inspired…

Photo by Lum3n on Pexels.com The fatigue I've been feeling is starting to get old. Yesterday was really bad. Today has been somewhat better, with the fatigue not starting to settle in until later in the day. Today has been quiet. With the fatigue kicking my ass I mainly played low today, reviewing some old … Continue reading Feeling inspired…

Feeling good, and balanced…

The last few days have absolutely flown by. I'm happy to say that after a two-week break to let my ankle injury heal I am back in the gym. I'm not jumping right back into things, however. I'm starting off by extending my treadmill routine a bit every day, reintroducing weights in a few days. … Continue reading Feeling good, and balanced…

Measuring progress in inches, not miles…

Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com I have learned a lot over the last few years. I've learned that mental health recovery is possible, but that it takes work. I've learned that progress, real progress, is measured in inches, not in miles. Real progress is measured in the daily grind, how you respond to life's … Continue reading Measuring progress in inches, not miles…

Figuring out how far I can push myself…

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Well, this has been a week. I've definitely been pushing myself hard this week. It seems like events and newsworthy activities have exploded in the region this week, and I've had a lot of articles to write as a result. As well, I spent some time attempting to make some … Continue reading Figuring out how far I can push myself…

Where am I going from here? On the right path…

Photo by Filippo Peisino on Pexels.com This week has been busy, but good so far. With the exception of this morning, I've been continuing to get up around 0600, and get a workout done early in the day. I let myself sleep in until 0800 this morning just due to not getting home until later … Continue reading Where am I going from here? On the right path…

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…

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…

Taking pictures…

Today has been another quiet Sunday. We had church this morning, then we headed home. I made pancakes for lunch, and we watched the nail-biter of the Dallas-Calgary hockey game. Unfortunately, Calgary came out on the losing end, but it was in overtime, and it was a tightly contested game. After the game, I headed … Continue reading Taking pictures…

Functioning Within Limits…

Photo by Markus Spiske on Pexels.com After taking a couple days off, it felt good being back in the gym today. Today was pretty quiet. With Lynn not feeling too hot this morning I ended up covering a quiet shift at the store. After the store I came home, had a light supper then after … Continue reading Functioning Within Limits…

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…

Steadily moving forward…

Photo by Cody King on Pexels.com I'm definitely feeling some fatigue tonight, but then again it's been a busy day. I was up and out early this morning, because I had a table at the Castor Farmer's market with my photography. The market was pretty quiet, but still not bad. I sold three of my … Continue reading Steadily moving forward…

Hanging onto the feeling…

Today has been quiet. I spent some time playing "The Outer Worlds," which I am really enjoying. As well, I did some chores at home, did a workout, and spent a solid couple hours working on my next assignment for school. I'm down to crunch time. I have until the end of the month to … Continue reading Hanging onto the feeling…

Reasons for optimism…

I connected with my new therapist today. The appointment started off bumpy, but by the time we finished our session I was feeling pretty good about things. With any luck this one lasts longer than my last one. We'll find out once I get a few more sessions in. I'm really hoping this one works … Continue reading Reasons for optimism…

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…

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

Accomplished…

I'm feeling accomplished tonight. It's been a busy day, but I'm feeling good. I let myself sleep in a bit this morning, then headed to Stettler to take pictures for the paper at the drag races being held at the airport. I'm fairly happy with some of the shots I took, and am glad I … Continue reading Accomplished…