Road Trip…

An eight hour drive is long enough when you have company. It's even longer when you're doing the trip solo. I spent yesterday on the road to the mother-in-law's house, where I am spending a week or two helping her out after her surgery tomorrow. I was debating on leaving yesterday or today, but considering … Continue reading Road Trip…

Needing a recharge…

Well, this stupid busy week is drawing to a close. Between work meetings and errands to run, this week has kept me hopping. I still have a couple of stories to finish writing, but thankfully the end is in sight. I just keep reminding myself that I have got this. And, I do. The fact … Continue reading Needing a recharge…

Celebrating slow growth…

The new year has been off to an okay start. I took a couple days off of studying on New Years Eve and on New Years Day, which was a much needed break. I did manage to convince Lynn to give me a hand for a couple hours cleaning up the office downstairs yesterday. Considering … Continue reading Celebrating slow growth…

Focusing on my skills…

Dec. 27,2020, Paintearth County Today, I'm feeling content. The day wasn't overly strenuous, but it kept me busy. I did some practise with Adobe Illustrator, wrote a column, and prepped some photos for my editor this morning. After lunch I had a meeting to cover for the paper, and then after that finished, I came … Continue reading Focusing on my skills…

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…

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…

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…

Challenges and progress…

Photo by Francesco Ungaro on Pexels.com The last few days have been a challenge. I've been balancing my work and school commitments okay, but my energy level has taken a dive off a cliff. My get up and go has gotten up and left me in the dust. On the bright side, the fatigue I'm … Continue reading Challenges and progress…

Some days…

It's safe to say that today did not go as planned. First off, I was grouchy pretty much from the time I woke up. That was followed by Lynn saying she wasn't feeling well and asking me to go down and cover the store, for at least part of the day. I did, but I … Continue reading Some days…

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…

Comfort and growth…

I've said before that the only constant in life is change. Dr. M and I connected for my six week post-discharge appointment. It was a good, positive, discussion and he agreed to follow up with me again in the middle of January, post holidays. The one thing that he did say, which has my brain … Continue reading Comfort and growth…

I need to find time…

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com The last couple of days have continued to be busy. I have to admit, I am enjoying the fact that I've been able to maintain this pace. It feels good to actually be productive. Unfortunately, I haven't made the time to get back into my workouts again. It just seems … Continue reading I need to find time…

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…

Recharging…

Photo by SCREEN POST on Pexels.com Wow, it has been nearly a week since I have written last. The last week has been fairly busy. Today is the first break I've taken from my workout regime, though the day is still not over. I am feeling tired, though accomplished. My weight is slowly coming down … Continue reading Recharging…

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…

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…

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…

Recovery…

To sum up today, it didn't go as planned. I met B this morning to film his weekly devotional. With me being away until today he was going to film it himself on his phone, but since I was home I offered to do it. We got it done in good time, and I went … Continue reading Recovery…

Home again…

After a brief inpatient stay at the centre in Ponoka, I am home and feeling a lot better. I wasn't able to write while I was there because I could not get my tablet to charge properly, and trying to publish a post on my cellphone is just no fun. This admission was by far … Continue reading Home again…

Going in-patient…

direction sign with capital letter H for hospital This week has been challenging. I've been dealing with low moods, fatigue -again-, and poor concentration. I am definitely not at the lowest point that I've been, but I've definitely been struggling. I reached out to Dr. M at the centre, and heard back from him. He's … Continue reading Going in-patient…

An intentionally quiet Sunday…

Today was a bit better than yesterday, but I am still not in a great headspace. I'm feeling tired and unfocused. The self-harm urges are in check, but still a hell of a lot more prevalent than I would like. I'm glad I have an appointment with the therapist tomorrow. Based on how that appointment … Continue reading An intentionally quiet Sunday…