I have a number of fine qualities (my biased opinion of course) which are giving me “challenges” at the present.
One that triggered this Post is my total aversion to procrastination. If something needs to be done, then get it done and move on.
Another quality is my desire to tackle anything. There are books that can help, and there are usually people to ask, and there is simply many years of learning. All those things are “tools” to assist. There are some things which I now accept that I cannot do (or do not want to do), but I have had to prove it to myself first!
Then there is an inherent desire to help others where I can.
Putting those factors together generally presents a rather active and busy lifestyle, which is where I am at now… on a mental overload! This must not be interpreted as negative. From my perspective, I can reflect back and see so many things in my past that I am very happy about. I therefore see no reason to change, but some times my mind and body must take a step back to “re-group the troops” before continuing on!
My immediate future includes promoting “Who Said I was up for Adoption?”; getting “Just Thinking” published; co-authoring stories for “children big and small” with Carolyn Shelton (2 books); completing one more railway route for a gaming software company; helping/guiding our neighbor through many home renovations; doing some upgrades and general maintenance on our home; transferring my vinyl records to my laptop; getting back into running; getting into a weights lifting routine in order to slow down the breakdown of muscle (aging!); getting into a routine for flexibility (again to counter aging); getting back into multi-track recording with guitar and keyboard; getting out on both my road bike and mountain bike on a regular basis… and still have time for Carol, Ray, family and friends!
More recently, a lack of sleep during those times when one is supposed to sleep is giving me some issues (my Dad had the same problem at my age)! I really do love my life, but 24 hours a day is currently insufficient and so I have to make some adjustments. One rather time consuming activity has been this Blog, which I fully intend to keep active, but will no longer give the priority necessary for a Post every day (you may have noticed no Post yesterday).
Please be assured that future Posts about Ray, and my life in general, will still be forthcoming. I shall still look forward to your Comments, and shall still respond to all of them. The frequency of Posts will however decrease just a little as I try to find a workable routine that only takes 24 hours/day… which will hopefully include 6-7 hours of sleep!