I just wanted to touch base with those who continue to read and support my blog. I haven’t written in any great frequency recently for a few reasons and wanted to let you all know why.
In the middle of June my son, youngest of my brood, graduated high school. He lives in North Carolina with his mother and sister and thus I spent a lot of time traveling. It was a wonderful but emotional trip that triggered a depressive episode that lasted a few weeks. I believe I’m coming out of it now but I wouldn’t consider it a full-blown remission yet.
Immediately upon arriving home I started a “transformation challenge.” It is the 20th anniversary of Bill Phillips’ Body-Of-Work Transformation Challenge and considering the fact that I had two dads die due to living an unhealthy life I wanted to make some permanent and lasting changes. The program is 12 weeks long and my start date was June 27. When I first determined just how fat I was I was astonished to find that I had to lose 72 pounds of fat. That was very disheartening as I do not see myself being that heavy when I look into the mirror. It was also a wake-up call to take action. The challenge is going very well. I’ve successfully stayed on track. I’m putting into my life patterns that I can continue on for the rest of my life.
This past weekend I was at Valley Fair doing volunteer work with Avalon Educational Institute. There was zero opportunity to write as the weekend was absolutely packed with activity. We held several team building exercises in the morning and early afternoon. Later we were busy with volunteering and didn’t finish until late Monday night. I had torn an ab muscle over the weekend so I missed work yesterday and did almost nothing. As an introvert it was really nice to do nothing after being surrounded by people for so long.
Today I find myself at work feeling very little motivation to write and very little inspiration to write. That is something I really need to explore internally and I may have to switch from poetry to blog entries again over the next few weeks.
Thank you so much to all those who continue to read my Work. I am incredibly grateful to all of you and I want to continue to return favor by providing consistently high quality reading for you. Please continue reading, sharing my work on WordPress and social media, and keep being awesome!