I am beginning to notice that I have a few old patterns of thought that are re-surfacing. Why bother? When doing things that are not instantly gratifying or challenging, I keep wondering about why I bother. Here I should remind myself, that if I don't try , there is only one future for me. I… Continue reading Old habits
I rode on my first full suspension bike yesterday. And it was pretty intense. It was lighter and faster and I shaved 30 mins of a 2 hour time it used to take me earlier. The downhill section felt a lot more comfortable on the full suspension. … Continue reading Scraped and bruised, I feel alive!
It was pitch black except for the modest illumination of the head lamps. There was litte to see other than an endless landscape of rocks. We were on the slopes of Mt. Shasta, probably at around 9000 ft. Underneath our boots, the rocks and boulders shifted precariously. I knew I was walking close to the… Continue reading Jumping out of perfectly good airplanes!!
I have this question everyday, so I might as well write about it. How do I finish the day, so that I feel good about it? I need a plan going into it. Or at least a good attitude. Today. I will be productive at work. Take my boy out once I come back. And… Continue reading Winning today
My life is a graveyard of abandoned hopes and dreams. I have always been a fairly motivated and focused person. I was supporting my family since I was about 20 years old. But there was something about me that took a bit away from my experiences. I was always scared of failure, and laser focused… Continue reading Things I never saw through to the end
The day started poorly. Was feeling really small and helpless. My wife moves out on Sunday. And perhaps it was this that was beginning to hit me hard. My boy is excited at the prospect of another house. Poor innocent soul. He has no clue whats happening. I drove back home today, almost at the… Continue reading A few steps in the right direction.
Well I didn't quite learn it, but more like I was introduced to football. I have, before today, never actually caught a football. The american variety. And its fair to say that I sucked six ways to eternal shame. But I loved it!! Even though it was no contact, I was amazed at the sheer… Continue reading Skill Learned – Flag football
Hope springs eternal. I have hope. Single parent win. I dropped my son off to school at 8:15. About 30 mins faster than previously. This made for an early start of my day. Fitness Win. I worked out after I came home. At around 8PM. This has been tough, cause I make excuses that I… Continue reading A little sunshine – When life kicks you down, count your little victories.
My wife and I are still living under the same roof. But we are planning to live in separate places in the coming months. Very soon I will need to transition from full time working dad to also include duties as a single parent. I am used to the following already: Making breakfast Bathing the… Continue reading Skills of a single father