Have you missed me?
Well life has been a series of busy lately, and while all of it has been fantastic, none of it really lends itself to being ‘blog-worthy’. Or at least, not in a way that I can think of just yet. So what has been happening in life down here in kiwiland? Well, let me tell you.
A couple weekends ago two of our really close friends got married. It was an absolutely fantastic day, the ceremony went off just as was planned and the Bride and Groom had a great time. I was so very happy to be not only invited but to also be a part in helping them plan and get ready for their day. Having only known them for a few months, it’s truly amazing just how close we’ve become. I can’t express enough or in the proper words just how humbled and grateful I am to the pair of them for allowing me to spend time with them and share in their joy on that day. Love you both R&K!
This past weekend, another pair of our friends moved into their new house! And we, of course, helped them move! Now, I know that does not necessarily sound like a barrel of laughs, and it was some hard work, but it was also absolutely great. We got to spend time with friends, help them move onto their next big step, and generally just enjoy everybody’s company. And while helping them move, unpack, and settle into their new place, I had time to look back, reflect, and focus on just how far this life that I’m living now is to the ones that I’ve lived before. Doing physical labor, but laughing and joking at the same time. Everybody coming together collectively to help out, and then sitting around a table (which is gorgeous!) for a well deserved dinner. I am struggling to figure out if life gets better than that. The house is gorgeous, the couple fantastic, and our time spent together equally precious. Congrats R&E!
What else, what else.
The job hunt is not so much a hunt as it is shooting arrows wildly into the forest in every direction, only to have them shot back at you with no points and no fletching. Not helpful. But! perseverance will prevail! Employment will be gained! Somehow.
Now, the biggest new thing happening to me personally is that I’ve committed to a Personal Trainer. Tom is going to be kicking my butt left, right, and sideways twice a week for 45 minutes. After 7 months at the gym, and a significant amount of body tightening up, It was time to get even more serious. I’ve got weight I want to, must, lose and it’s not going to come off on it’s own. And while I’ve stuck with going to the gym at least twice a week for 7 months, I need something more. I need to keep pushing myself even more, harder than before. I must lose this weight. The rest of my life depends upon hitting that healthy moment and then keeping going. And that’s not an exaggeration.
Today was my second session with Tom and everything went well. Really well, actually. But it was the last ‘exercise’ that got me into a contemplative mood. Essentially all I had to do was lay down on the ground on my chest and then stand back up again five times, and then lay on my back and get up again five times. Sounds simple, right? Wrong. It was definitely not easy. There was so much involved, just so much energy and movement and muscles. It was by far the hardest exercise that I did.
Just like life. It’s fairly easy to get knocked down time and time again. It’s the getting back up that’s the hardest part. And all of this, the man who is supporting me, the friends that I’ve found and love, and the gym, this is all part of me getting back up off the ground.
And this time, I’m going to remain standing. And then, start running.