Growth in challenge…

Photo by David Selbert on Pexels.com Unfortunately, I've had a little bit of a reality check lately. I got my second assignment done for my Prose class, as well as the first course for my Communications. The assignment for the Communications course was okay, however the Prose I am finding challenging. I ended up with … Continue reading Growth in challenge…

Holding onto the feeling…

Photo by Leon Ardho on Pexels.com With work slowing down a bit this week, I have turned towards my studies. I am approaching the half way mark on both my Communications and my Prose Forms classes. All told, I probably have about another ten to twelve weeks of work to get through for each course, … Continue reading Holding onto the feeling…

Learning to make adjustments…

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com The last few days I have fallen into a fairly easy rhythm. After getting knocked off track for a few days, I've gotten back in to the groove of my workout routine, the reading is for my coursework is going well, and work has slowed down enough so as to … Continue reading Learning to make adjustments…

Feeling fortunate…

This has turned into a crazy week... Aside from a doctor's appointment on Monday, the day was pretty light. I got some reading done for school, and got my first assignment done and submitted for my communications course. Tuesday is where all hell broke loose. I had a pair of meetings on Tuesday, as well … Continue reading Feeling fortunate…

Going through the motions

Photo by Victor Freitas on Pexels.com Mental illness recovery is challenging. It's ugly. It's hard. It's a day-to-day grind with no real finish line. I've been contemplating a lot about my mental health recovery, and the journey I have been on. The fact is, I am doing well. Actually, I'm doing a hell of a … Continue reading Going through the motions

Getting back into things

Photo From July 10, 2021 Ranch Rodeo, Stettler, Alberta Well, today has definitely been a day. With the restrictions more or less fully off across Alberta, events are are starting to happen again, which has been nice. It's nice to actually be getting out and covering things for the paper, and I know that the … Continue reading Getting back into things

Coming up for air…

Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Pexels.com Since it's been a few days since I've last written, I figured I should probably make an appearance. I haven't been active on here, or on social media in general, due to studying. I've been working my way through the last couple modules of my current course, before I … Continue reading Coming up for air…

Holding steady…

Photo by Alex Andrews on Pexels.com The weekend hasn't been overly busy, but it has been steady. Saturday, I spent most of the day studying, working on my 20th Century History course. It's been feeling good getting back into the swing of things. I also picked up my new office chair on Saturday, and I … Continue reading Holding steady…

Forced slowdown… on the injured list…

The last few days have been fairly productive. I got a few articles done for work, and jumped back into my history course. Unfortunately, I've had to take a few days off from my workout regime due to an injury. I felt something pop in my left ankle as I was getting off the treadmill … Continue reading Forced slowdown… on the injured list…

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…

Pushing through the discomfort…

Photo by Victor Freitas on Pexels.com "Don't quit when you're tired, quit when you're done," is a quote by former Navy SEAL turned motivational speaker, David Goggins. At a quick blush, it seems like sound, and easy, advice to follow. Peeling back the layers of this quote unlock something else though. With the fatigue I've … Continue reading Pushing through the discomfort…

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…

Early Morning Peace…

I always forget how much I enjoy the predawn quiet in the house. Lately I haven't even been setting an alarm, because it didn't seem to matter what I tried, I couldn't talk myself into getting out of bed, and as a result I've been sleeping in later and later. With my schedule being kind … Continue reading Early Morning Peace…

Refocus

Despite the best of intentions, everyone can lose sight of their goals sometimes. Throw in mental health struggles, and the very effort of survival can throw goals a little off course, or right out of sight. Thinking about the last few weeks, I can see that despite the forward progress I've continued to make, that … Continue reading Refocus

Looking forward to routine…

I've been busy over the past week, and I'm feeling it. My energy has still been such that I am managing to make it through the day and get done what I need to, but I haven't had much energy for anything else. That's been the frustrating part. I continue to lose the war with … Continue reading Looking forward to routine…

Working on time management…

With five shows down, we have passed the half way point of this year's theatre run. The show has been going good and I have been enjoying my role doing the AV for the production, but I think I'm looking forward to the show wrapping too. Things are getting busier, and it's just one more … Continue reading Working on time management…

Needing to make a change…but struggling

I'm not doing bad right now, but I'm not doing as well as I could be. I've been having a hell of a time getting my ass moving in the morning. It seems like whatever I try, I end up over sleeping, and I'm not liking it. I know how much better I feel when … Continue reading Needing to make a change…but struggling

Time, effort, and consistency acclimatizing into my new routine.

This week has definitely been much slower paced than the few weeks previous. This isn't a bad thing. Since I've been home from Saskatchewan I've been acclimating myself to my new routine at home. It has not been without it's challenges. I'm finding that getting up and moving earlier in the morning is helping a … Continue reading Time, effort, and consistency acclimatizing into my new routine.

Lofty goals and stumbling

After a week away, I'm home and working on sliding back into routine, with some minor tweaks. I'm setting some short and medium term goals for myself and for my health. First and foremost, I'm setting my alarm earlier and forcing myself to get up so I can grab a workout and a shower first … Continue reading Lofty goals and stumbling

Complacency and finding my ‘why.’

I know I need to make a change. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com I need to make time to look after myself mentally and physically. It's not that I'm in a bad place right now, it's just I need to find the motivation to make a lasting change. If I can get myself back into … Continue reading Complacency and finding my ‘why.’

Getting productive…

Today was a somewhat productive day. I opened the store for Lynn since she had an appointment with the vampires first thing this morning, and while I was at the store I managed to get an interview done. After I headed home, I grabbed a quick lunch, then attempted to get some work done; however, … Continue reading Getting productive…

A bit of good news

Though no where near as hectic as yesterday, today was busy enough. I had a morning interview, then I met Lynn for lunch. This afternoon was in the textbooks or in the gym. I did get one bit of good news today. I received my first assignment back from my TA, and while not stellar … Continue reading A bit of good news

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

Embrace the suck.

Yesterday was a busy day. I ended up covering at the store for Lynn for part of the day, then J came in and closed for me. I got the lawn cut, and got some work done as well. By the time I factored in the lawn and workout and everything I got done yesterday, … Continue reading Embrace the suck.

Worth it.

I'm going to take a break from continuing my story for a few days. It's been cathartic talking about the calls and the steps since, however it's also been quite draining so it's time to take a break. Things have been going pretty good for me lately. Things with Lynn and I are going good, … Continue reading Worth it.