Showing posts from November 1, 2015


The dark, evil, long, vortex of September, October, and November is upon us. Okay, it's been here for a while but it is really getting back lately. These past couple of weeks have been absolutely brutal. Long, dark, and seemingly never ending. Ugh!!! The good news is we are almost out of it. Next week we have the veteran's day holiday, two weeks later it's thanksgiving, then boom, we slide into the Christmas holidays. Yeah boy. Can. Not. Wait.

Because of this dark period, I cannot seem to keep things together. Eating is spotty - too much candy. Walking on the treadmill in the morning is becoming harder and harder. Staying upright at any time during the day is becoming harder and harder. I'm tired, worn out, and so ready for a break. I didn't really get a fall break because of the Molokai trip and now I'm feeling the effects of that decision. Never again will I travel on a break. Just not worth it. Unless I'm traveling for myself. That will be a different …

New Beginnings

I love new beginnings. I love when things are just starting. There is so much hope and possibility. A clean slate to work with. So much potential. But over the last few years, I've let the drudgery of life suck the excitement out of my new beginnings. I'm changing that right now. This is the first of November. We are moving into the holiday season and rapidly towards the end of the year. So time to gear up for a new month, new year, new life.

Yesterday I made some goals for the month because I have felt like I've been in cruise control for awhile now. I have goals; finishing my dissertation, getting through this Phoenix class, etc; but I'm not pushing myself. I'm not taking the wheel. I'm just kind of rolling along and letting things happen as they may. I'm over that. I need to take complete control of my life and push things forward, not just let them roll there. So my motto for the month of November is 'Let's do this' That's it, let'…