You know that Styx song, “Too Much Time On My Hands.” Yeah, well that’s not me. Not these days.
OK, I know that I have a problem with over-committing myself. I have struggled with this my entire life. The problem is I want to do everything and there just simply is not enough time in the day to do it all. And now that I can do more, I seem to really relish trying to cram as much into each day as possible. Combine that with the fact that I am easily distracted by shiny objects, and boy am I in trouble.
Work has been keeping me very busy. I think I have mentioned this before. It’s the busy season with meetings and travel just before the holidays roll around. That’s just the way it is. I have been working a long string of ten-hour days for what seems like an interminable amount of weeks. I’m glad to have a job so I won’t complain too much. But I a looking forward to when I can take some vacation time, definitely.
I am also keeping my weekends completely filled with fun activities. Walking, gym, museums, this weekend is the National Book Festival. This was always one of my favorite things to do. When I was unable to really stand comfortably, let alone walk, doing this bordered on nightmarish for me. I had to settle for watching the lectures on C-Span. This always broke my heart, because I love books, reading, writing, lectures, anything that has to do with the written word. I know it seems kind of pretentious and snooty, but I love it. I might be too scatter-brained and over committed to be a voracious reader, but I still do read a lot. And I have amassed quite a collection of books of my own. So, a book-fest is a little slice of heaven. It is to me what a Ren-fest is to an RPGer. OK, who am I kidding, I’m a Ren-fester, too. Add another event to the list of things I will be doing on the weekends.
My point is, that every minute of my days seem to be filled right now. I love it. I love being able to go places and do things. I was trapped by my obesity for so many years, I was afraid I’d never be able to do anything again. Yeah, my weight loss has slowed down and I haven’t reached my goal yet, but I am not overly worried about that. I am just happy that I can get out in the world, walk around, and have some fun.
I’ll get to my goal weight eventually, but for now I’m celebrating the fact that I’ve lost 125 pounds and have the freedom to go out and enjoy life again.
Speaking of going out and having fun. This is a picture of me at my friend Sush’s Art Studio. Last Saturday she had a grand opening bash and I finally had a place to wear the dress I bought this spring. I’m just glad I had a chance to wear it before I shrank out of it.
Here’s another pic of me in the same dress.
The party was a blast, and Sush’s studio is just beautiful. If you’re in or near Arlington, I recommend checking it out!