In my last blog post on December 25, 2016, I said, “sometimes life strangles you with challenges you never in your dreams would expect to encounter.”
I love challenges. They keep boredom at bay and fuel my resolve. But Lord — it would be perfectly acceptable if sleep, or lack thereof, would not be part of your plan for me. Finding time for sleep seems to be my greatest challenge.
And here is the best aspect of my challenges. I have been offered more responsibility and projects in the workplace and have become more familiar with terms such as “procurement” and “guaranteed energy savings” and “HVAC setbacks.” I find it unreasonably intriguing.
Despite the life-encompassing challenges, reading is still a high priority, with many non-fiction titles being devoured, such as Call the Midwife, Hidden Figures, and Under the Tuscan Sun. Star Wars titles are also is high on the 2017 reading list with Rogue One and Aftermath: Empire’s End. Currently, I am reading Thrawn by Timothy Zahn, which follows the rise to power of one of the most ruthless and guileless villains in the Galactic Empire.
What of the 100 Half Project? It’s still on and I’m at crest the of reaching half marathon #85. But my promised goal to reach 100 half marathons in 2017 will linger into 2018 — and reality has forced me to borrow the infamous Jack Berger post-it note line. I’m sorry. I can’t. Don’t hate me.