A few months ago I made a decision to back away from the blog some and concentrate my limited abilities to the pressing concerns of my life outside of the Internet. I had and still have a business running on one cylinder instead of the four it started on. I have a house in need of serious repair. And I have a 57 year old body that needs exercise to not become a gelatinous useless blob.
So how has it gone so far you might ask? Or more likely, you may not care one way or the other. Regardless, I figure a few moments of retrospection and dwelling on my immediate past might be in order so I can assess the over all benefits (profit/loss if you will) of being AWOL from the BoZone these past few months.
My business is still open. It is still running at no better than half speed. But I have eaten into my past dues and the lights still go on when I flip the switch. Overall, the bike shop is better off than it was a year ago.
The house - well here I seem to have run up against the priority monster. And it ties into the Health factor. I just do not have the energy to burn the candle at both ends like I used to. Past stupidity in my younger years has created a health scenario that leaves me with limited energy to use every day. Gone are the days when I can repeatedly work on the house in the AM, go to work, come home and work on it some more. I still have not figured out how to pace myself. I boogie hard for a few days and then spend two or three days a wasted and useless piece of flesh. I am not used to the level of exhaustion I find now is more the norm than the exception. I will not waste time beating myself up for putting myself in this predicament. I just need to find a way to deal with it. It will be tough. I have always been either on or off. Something in between is not something I am familiar with.
Today, three months after I re-committed to my life outside of this office, I have to say it has been a mixed bag of results. Some positive, some negative, and some just not changing much at all. In other words, SSDD.
While I ignored the blogging world though, strange things happened to it. I have somehow managed to find more folks following the blog than ever before. I stop posting so much and readership climbs. Odd. I have no explanation other than I do appreciate and thank all of you who have joined the group on the right. It is gratifying and I would be lying if I said I don't care one way or the other. Knowing someone out there takes the occasional moment to check my blog out does reinforce the urge to write. Thank you.
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