I must admit I have not done much writing this week in any capacity because mostly I sometimes feel I am in the “The Grey” mental/spiritual state of this recovery. I feel like I am trying to make sense of a lot of things and mostly gain some sense of myself right now. This is probably why I start a lot of things and then switch to something else after only a brief time. I think my new plan to follow roles rather than activities is a good one but it means coming up with routine each day and this may involve start of the day review and end of the day accountability. I think I have an idea, I will share it with you in a couple days.
Physically, I have most of the my range of motion back and the scar is starting to look like I just scratched myself in that spot really bad. Other than that, I feel physically great. I walked 50 minutes today and plan on adding ten minutes each day until I get up to two hours. I can’t take my backpack (definitely over 15 lbs.) so I feel I will need a fanny pack of some sort soon to carry my essentials. I am going to two hours as my goal instead of an hour and a half in order to make up for not being able to lift weights. I see my doctor tomorrow morning so I will know more about what I need to do after that.
The Soul Rundown:
Writer: I did do some work on my book but I find it difficult to focus on this book all the time. I think much like I do on this blog, I may need more than one project so when I get exhausted in inspiration for one I can switch to a different one. That said, I was right in that the other book, when I am in the groove, is writing itself.
Scholar: I can’t tell you how much I want school to start up again. I also plan next school year on taking summer classes and as full a load as I can. This should put me in the position of having a lighter last year where I may be able to add a class or two just for personal enrichment – I am thinking a couple art classes. I always admired artists and even if I have no talent of my own, I can at least come to appreciate how they do their work more. I am reading at night before I go to bed.
Steward: I am definitely rethinking the dumpster thing. Not that I am changing my mind about throwing out a bunch of stuff but the companies I want to have a regular dumpster with have so many restrictions on what you can put in them it is maddening. I may have to get a one time dumpster and just bite the bullet and throw
shit stuff away quickly. That said, I have a number of projects that involve organization of stuff I am keeping and they are not affected by my weight restrictions until then.
Blessings and Cheers!!!