Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Nope, not dead yet.

My long time readers noticed that I hadn’t posted a single thing last week. This unprecedented event caused many of them* to wonder if I had died. Sorry to disappoint.

I am alive. Still clinging to life like a drier sheet to your pajama leg. But am I well?

Well … things have been busy at work. Or as some call it, “my day job”. This job has been both thrilling and exasperating. There have been late nights. There have been tears**. There was even a delightful trip to New Orleans in the middle of it all***. And it’s still busy.

But here’s the thing: In the middle of all of the deadlines and meetings, I made a decision. I may not be able to avoid working some nights and weekends, but I’m not going to let this job compromise my health.

So instead of mowing my lawn or writing blog posts, I hit the pool to swim laps before work. I run in the evenings. And when it’s nice out, forget it, I’m going to ride some bikes with friends because, let's face it, mental health is just as important as physical.

The girl next to me at work likes to say “YOLO”, which, of course, stands for “You Only Live Once.” Clearly, she’s not a big James Bond fan, but the sentiment is a good one.

YOLO, my dear readers. YOLO.

*Okay, one reader in passing.
**I assume.
***Lovely city. Worth checking out.