Just came back from a morning run and am feeling very virtuous, if rather sticky. I got back into running this summer determined to lose that wiggle and jiggle on my hips. I might even be ready for a 5K in a couple of weeks.
I’m gearing up for a busy fall. I just added two new side gigs to my work load, on top of the Atlantic responsibilities. I am still volunteering a lot of time to the disabled community in town. And I’m determined to keep running through all that.
To get all that done, I’ve had to streamline my life. I have way too many interests and hobbies. I belong to too many organizations, too many cliques. I feel responsible for too many people. I’m slowly honing things down. Concentrating on fewer things, but doing a better job with those few things.
So, this summer I’ve been purging the office and basement of the excessive side activities. All the tubes of half-used oil paints and stretched canvases in the basement are in a black bag for the garbage man. I’m hiring people to paint the laundry room, rather than spending three days doing the job myself. I’ve let the garden get weedy. I’m not spending three hours cooking complicated meals. I’m not taking pictures of home improvement projects.
I would like to spend more time traveling and writing about it. We really did have an excellent adventure with the kids this summer. The four of us were ready to keep going. Going up to Montreal, Nova Scotia, and beyond. That’s the goal. The goal is to keep going.
Alright, got an interview for an Atlantic article at 9 and lunch with family at an Indian restaurant at 12. We visited a rather terrible college yesterday and I want to blog about it. So, I’ll be back later this afternoon.