Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Yesterday afternoon I was driving back to work from my doctor's visit. From the year 2000 to 2013 I may have visited a doctor's office three times. I have already been four times in 2014. What started as an ear infection due to our crazy weather this winter turned into a physical, medication and a lot of thinking about how badly I have been treating myself. It was a smart decision to actually go to the doctor. It was stupid that I waited so long. I'm two months away from turning 40. The closer I get the more things I start to ponder. It was a long ride back to work. I don't want anyone reading this get alarmed. I'm not dying or anything. Except for hypertension and the need to lose a few pounds I am relatively healthy.

Even without a checkup I knew I had fallen into a bad routine of doing the same routine every day that was going to lead me to keep getting heavier and less healthier. My routine is to get up really early, get dressed and go to work without eating breakfast. When I do eat breakfast it's always something heavy that I couldn't possibly burn off sitting behind a desk. After that I drink coffee right up to lunch time. Then I go to lunch and eat something heavier than the breakfast was. I work late, stop at the store to get something to drink, go home, do all the stuff I need to do in the evening and finally sit down for a break around 8:00PM. I'll usually fall asleep for about 45 minutes which energizes me so now instead of going to sleep for the night around 10:00, I am up until 1:00 AM or later having a drink and watching TV. Then, no matter how little sleep I got, I'm up on time again the next day and do it all over again. There's only so long you can do that before your body starts giving you warnings like ear infections or asthma problems. I got the message.

When your days are like mine you start losing the energy to do things like sit down and keep your blog updated. Hobbies are the first thing to suffer when you are stressed and tired because you can ignore them for awhile without any consequences. It's been four months since my last post and no one from Blogger has called me to find out when I am making another post like the student loan folks do when they want money.

It's not like the good old days when I first started blogging. People had to put a little effort into what they were doing. Now I can log in to Twitter and Facebook and get a thousand opinions in less than an hour. We are so overloaded with content that most likely hardly anyone will read this. That's good because now I can go back to posting stuff I like without caring who's reading. I want my hobby back.