Tighten the Belt

One Man's journey to get a little bit better every day.
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Somebody needs to kick me in the ass and get me to do something with my current physical being. Things are not good here right now.

Hoping to get back to some accountability soon.

Ok. So, I’m one of 2 finalists for what I would say is a DREAM job, but the job is located in a different region of the US and I know I’m not going to uproot my family. The position doesn’t pay enough for that to happen. They want to fly me to a final interview, etc. I would love to go and see if I could get the offer, but a larger part of me knows I won’t take the job and I shouldn’t waste their time and money. Instead of being excited, I’m just conflicted.

What would you do?


I’m being purposely vague. Just for a little while, but I wanted, or rather, needed to put something up here.

You don’t have to agree when someone tells you that something is impossible or unattainable. Sometimes, when you just let go and let life happen…amazing, unbelievable results will follow.

There is a lot on my plate right now and things will shake out in the last quarter of this year, but right now…I’m feeling very blessed.


Not a fan of foot photos, but had to share this one. Did this yesterday. It’s not broken, but I don’t know how. Dropped a fully extended ladder directly on top of that innocent foot. Gonna have to find some different workouts for awhile. :)

The last few workouts…still working through c25k, but most importantly, just trying to move most days. Making some progress.

Stop looking for the “right” career, and start looking for a job. Any job. Forget about what you like. Focus on what’s available. Get yourself hired. Show up early. Stay late. Volunteer for the scut work. Become indispensable. You can always quit later, and be no worse off than you are today. But don’t waste another year looking for a career that doesn’t exist. And most of all, stop worrying about your happiness. Happiness does not come from a job. It comes from knowing what you truly value, and behaving in a way that’s consistent with those beliefs.
Many people today resent the suggestion that they’re in charge of the way the feel…

3 miles yesterday and 2 today. I’m starting to feel like I’m getting it rolling. I think my body is feeling better too. On vacation the next 5 days, so I’ll need to keep it up!

Getting better is exciting.

Starting to create a pattern here, I need to go to sleep earlier, but it is nice to get out and get something done before the day gets in the way. He’s up and screeching anyway. At almost 1 year old, he’s finding his voice…and it’s loud. :)

More June data.