Being investment grade

Just a quick thought tonight from a couple of recent quick interactions. I was chatting with a friend tonight about a dating/relationship problem she's coping with and working through right now. It's not terribly or unusually complicated, but she suffers from the same overthinking affliction and was torn between overthinking or overreacting to an evolving…

Training #58 – In my life

Thursday morning, training with J. So. Much. Fun. And I am almost giddy with excitement about little surprises today with the weights. It was a review day, and I love review day. We went through Dr. Spencer's chest and triceps List again and did the following (J's additions and modifications are italicized): A1. DB Bench Press…

Happy thinking

I was cleaning up the kitchen after dinner tonight and broke another glass - I think we are down to 3 in this particular style. There may have been a resigned, slightly frustrated sigh, but there was no swearing and thankfully no blood from this latest kitchen calamity. I am grateful for the tiny miracles.…

Lost and found

TM and I met today and had a very long, soulful session. Sometimes it seems like we are not talking about anything of any substance, then I walk away and later feel as if some invisible force has come along and sucker punched me in the stomach, leaving me gasping for air and swearing at…

TM Tuesday – inside/outside stuff

So I had an appointment with TM this morning. It went well. It was good, even. And I came home in a better/worse sort of shape than when I arrived at his office. Such is life in therapy and exploring uncomfortable stuff. Thing is, I know what was said and discussed are like grass seeds…

Training Monday, anxiety, perception

It's Monday, so it's training session day with J. Yesterday I had gone through the entirety of the last three routines J had prepared for me - one set of each exercise - and finally concluded that I can competently execute these movements, some better than others. The two that still give me trouble are…

How we see ourselves

I have been working on 2015 goals. Every year, the financial goals are far easier to plot and track than the personal goals. It takes patience and determination for me to sit down and think about my successes and failures in a prior year and how to build and do better in the coming year.…