So I’ve been on semi-hiatus for what-felt-like-forever. Yes, it felt like living a day a month in the life of an astronaut. (You know what they say about astronauts and wanting space. You’re smart if you got this inside joke.) Things have been a bit rough; a few bumps here and there, but I am finding myself getting back on track. God sure knows how to shake me up!
Anyway, what have I been up to in the last couple of weeks, you may ask? Well, I had myself semi-disconnected to the world. By this, I mean I’m around, but not quite. Got that? No? Let’s just say I kind of slightly went a different path in my usual daily routine. Incidentally, I had my phone serviced the day after my birthday, thus making me detached from most social networking sites. Funny, I don’t miss it all. Well, except writing/blogging, of course. That’s already a given.
I took advantage of this by doing things that are deemed more sensible. Instead of back-reading tweets, I started reading books again. I think it’s the most I’ve read since June. I even got myself into reviewing the ones I’ve read. Perhaps you want to check them out here. I have to thank two of my cheerleaders, Micah and Nica, for influencing—and encouraging—me to do these things more often. I really appreciate it, kids!
To add fun to dysfunctional, I had myself engaged to a new workout program/routine. My parents (as well as most relatives and friends) have been coaxing me to quit losing any more weight for they find me a bit too scrawny nowadays, but whatever. I just want to try new things out, okay? There’s not much to worry about, really. Relax.
Okay, now onto the more sensible serious part of this entry. A time away from all the craziness happening around me made me appreciate even the most insignificant things that I’ve been missing. I needed this time-out to clear my head and re-assess my priorities without the help of neither my family nor friends. Basically, I found a good excuse to reflect on life in general. It made me focus on the stuff that actually matter rather than dwell on the negativity that’s been lurking around me lately. There are things that I need to work on like choosing my battles wisely, avoid stressing out on the littlest of things, and many more. So, did it work? I guess it did in a way I cannot even really point my finger at. I just know it did. Perhaps I need to do this more often. You know, a little clutter-cleaning every now and then. It feels refreshing and sort of liberating in the same manner.
Just like the moon, people go through phases in life. I guess it’s time to start anew, and learn to live in the moment because I’m too busy to care about what other people might say.