Archive for September, 2013

Daily Fitbit stats

My fitbit #Fitstats for 9/29/2013: 6,720 steps and 2.7 miles traveled.

Let’s talk about fear

 If you were to picture fear it would look like a tornado that is actually in the ground. A big swirling vortex of blacks and greys that moves over the ground in front of you. Everywhere you go getting bigger and stronger as you look at it. If you look away for a few moments it can skip around and disappear but then it will roar into existence directly in front of you without warning. Fear has a sound, it’s very loud! It’s the rushing sound of a wall of black water. Like an evil surf coming closer and closer to you. Always there and trying to drown out any other sounds you hear. It’s impossible to concentrate on anything else because that sound is every present and getting louder and louder as you listen to it. If I didn’t have any other plans today I would go pick up my paints and paper and paint a picture of fear. I think the trick with fear is to stare at it until you can start seeing the details of it. If you can force yourself to really examining this mass of energy and sound you can start seeing the outline of the vortex. Once you can see it you should be able to find a way to walk while keeping away from the edge. The fear may still be there but you can continue on your path.



Daily Fitbit stats

My fitbit #Fitstats for 9/28/2013: 10,438 steps and 4.1 miles traveled.

Daily Fitbit stats

My fitbit #Fitstats for 9/27/2013: 10,132 steps and 4 miles traveled.

Daily Fitbit stats

My fitbit #Fitstats for 9/26/2013: 6,850 steps and 2.7 miles traveled.

Daily Fitbit stats

My fitbit #Fitstats for 9/25/2013: 9,083 steps and 3.6 miles traveled.

Daily Fitbit stats

My fitbit #Fitstats for 9/24/2013: 11,824 steps and 4.7 miles traveled.


In the last ten months….

  • Sep. 24th, 2013 at 8:29 AM

I have been to many places. I’ve taken a lot of little weekend getaway trips and quite a few long planned out trips.


Boston to see the Red Sox play


Chicago To spend time with friends

Cocoa Beach to warm up and marvel at the achievements of NASA


Dayton Ohio to eat pizza of all things.


San Francisco California – to marvel at everything. Scenery, food, buildings.


Virginia Beach and Williamsburg Virginia. Amazing how much Americans have accomplished in what is really such a short time.

I’ve seen the United States from Coast to Coast now. From giant works of nature like the Grand Canyon to equally amazing but much smaller works of man like the caves in Hocking Hills Ohio.

I’ve gotten thinner, stronger, and managed to entice beautiful hummingbirds to my front yard: one greeted me this morning as I sat on the couch drinking my morning coffee and listening to my son catch me up on what he has done the last three days.

I have met people that I’ve talked to for years online and spent time with the people who mean the most to me.

All in all, it’s been a pretty damn good year. For the next year I plan on jumping out of a plane, and more trips to see people that I missed out on the first round. I have built a lot of memories. Not just for me, but of me. I think that’s important too.

  • Current Mood: content content

Daily Fitbit stats

My fitbit #Fitstats for 9/23/2013: 2,828 steps and 1.1 miles traveled.

Daily Fitbit stats

My fitbit #Fitstats for 9/22/2013: 13,635 steps and 5.4 miles traveled.

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