Thursday, August 23, 2012

Life is good

Has it really been a week since I posted last? This month seems to be flying by. I am sitting here relaxing after a good day of work and I can faintly smell the Pound Cake in the oven that I am baking. I am going to keep one for me and take the other to my friend Nick tomorrow when I help him pack. He will be moving to Colorado in November but is headed up there this weekend with his largest pieces of furniture. I will run over and drive him to get the moving truck and then help him fill it up. I will certainly miss him once he is no longer just a drive away.

I don't have a lot on my mind. Life is pretty calm. I have been working and taking it easy as this month winds down. Got some swimming and reading in on my days off. I think pretty much all the people who were contributing to stress or drama have either settled down or been selectively eliminated from my life and the peace and quiet that leaves me, mentally and physically, has really been nice.

One of the ideas I have been kicking around in my head to write about is milestones. The events, dates and times that mark the passages of our lives. The thing that we look forward to and then remember once passed as something that marks who we are and where we have been. It really isn't put together well yet but once I get my thoughts in order, I want to at least revisit mine to date and share my thoughts.

It seems that the more simple I make my life, the more I enjoy it. I don't thrive on the energy and confusion that results from so much strife, arguing and drama that seems to have marked my life in times past. I don't want to argue with people. I have no comment or thoughts on politics to be shared. I really don't believe in that religion, or really any religion to be honest. I am content with me. I like my life as it is and I am enjoying it. I am taking it slowly, a day and week at a time, and am no longer spending my time and effort trying to convince anyone of anything. They really don't care about much except what they believe anyway and I will leave them to their noise and games.

Non-interference is the word of the day, I suppose? I will continue to work for the things I believe in, invest in the people and groups that bring me life and that at a higher quality and only choose to engage individuals who truly wish to get to know me and add value to our combined lives. I am no ones crusader and I don't need one either.

I think that is all I have to say right now. This weekend is going to be crazy busy with three weddings to cook for but once I get past Monday morning, it will be time to take it easy again. I will enjoy my time off pursuing and doing the things I love with the people that love me. Beyond that, I have no plans.


1 comment:

  1. the urge to simplify is organic. the busy-ness is not. that is probably why simplicity feels so good. comfort is wonderful, but believe it or not, too much comfort works against our sense of peace. it is a balance, and it seems to me that you are working this out and succeeding. i recognize your process because i do it myself and encourage others to just let go of stuff. not all stuff, but the stuff that pulls us away from our lives and our selves. it is pretty clear which is which! enjoy the rest of the summer. -tony