It’s been a pretty rough week. Crooks is having some issues,and I maybe perhaps sort of lost track of some bills. I haven’t done any [fiction] writing, and barely got any reading and commenting done. Today has been oddly brutal as I’ve not done anything due to being so tired. I really should check in with a doctor to make sure I don’t have anything funky going down. Doesn’t matter how much I sleep and/or workout, I’m always so fatigued.
So now that it’s an hour to midnight and I’m awake, I thought I best try to knock this out. Highlight some of the positive counteracting the negative...
10 Things of Thankful III
- Family being able to help out when I happen to stumble and fall behind. I think this has been highlighted before for different circumstances, but feel it can’t be expressed enough.
- My workout buddy who shows me how to use different equipment and teaching me effective routines to isolate various muscle groups. I have habit of just doing random machines as I feel like, so hopefully this will help a lot more. I figure doing any working out is beneficial.
- The employees at my local Planet Fitness. Usually after one day, they know me and I don’t have to continually give them my number. This is largely in part because of my number, though, and it feels awkward when they call me by name... So far, they all seem like cool peeps.
- Another friend who is always helpful in motivating me to look for a second job, finding me random openings (though most I’m not near qualified for), and sharing their company for walks; movies; and good conversation.
- Low income/sliding-scale based vets.
- Patience. More often than not I’m a very patient individual. There are certain circumstances when it fails to shine through, however, but they are few and far in between.
- My motivation to go out and enjoy myself. Lately the group of friend’s I’ve met over the past months have been too busy to engage in our — once — weekly gatherings. Usually this would keep me home-bound (I like to hermitize myself), but instead I’ve been going out myself, having a good time, and even having brief conversations with random people.
- For not losing power after a new batch of epic thunderstorms rolled through. There were some crazy winds and torrential downpours. All through the night, even after passing over, there was amazing lightning displays off in the distance.
- Not having a tree fall on my car during the same storm. Afterwards I drove around the neighborhood taking in the scenes of destruction. The roads behind my place were like a labyrinth; some roads completely blocked off from toppled trees, debris, and rushing water. Hope no one was hurt.
- The opportunity to engage in my first volunteering event. My friend’s wife does group volunteering with roadside cleaning/pick-up along a stretch of highway. It isn’t too far from me, and should my chronic fatigue and car allow, I’d like to participate. Some have known my desire to do so for a long time, but anxiety usually holds me back.
What circumstances finds your patience tested? Any storms roll through your neck of the woods this weekend? Do you ever volunteer? If so, what are some programs/events you’ve participated in?