Staycation, Documentaries, and Veggies

Hello and welcome to the first day of my new blog posts.  I could have easily started a new blog, but as the name says, I’m on the road less travelled.  Beside, there are many new roads on my journey of life.  My last post My Life Transformed was a tribute to where I’ve been; today, I’m gonna tell you where I am now.

Shortly after having my heart slightly broken, I started falling into a slight depression.  I typically suffer from anxiety, but occasionally depression sticks it’s ugly head up.   When I start to feel depressed, I take action pretty quick.  I know myself, and if I don’t do something about it, I will stay in it for too long.  The change began when I started reading the book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey.  I am not finished the book, but what I have read challenged me to focus on what MY core values were.  That might sound easy, but when I took a good look at myself and what I stand for, I realized my values were unclear.  It turns out I actually have some very strong and deep values, but it took some digging for me to understand what they were.  I will write more on this at a later time, so let me get on with today’s focus…

This isn’t the first time I have delved into a session of self-awareness.  When I start looking inward, I do things like watch documentaries, read revealing books, and Google articles on the topics I’ve narrowed in on.  This brings me to my binge of documentaries.  For some unknown reason, I started watching documentaries on plant-based diets.  It was out of pure curiousity, as I had no intentions of changing what I eat.  In fact, I watched it with the thought that I would disagree with what I saw.  I ended up watching three of them pretty much back to back.  One in particular struck a nerve.  Vegucation: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1814930/.

What I took from that documentary will again be discussed in another post; however, I will tell you this meat loving human has since turned Vegan.  Today is the first day of my Staycation, and I have made a promise to myself to write daily.  I have fallen off the blogsphere for awhile, so as I take time to relax from the daily grind, I will refocus my energies on the important things I do for me.  This is the intro to my new self.  I have a new hunger for life that continues to grow each day, and I’m determined to document my experiences a long the way.  RIGHT now, however, I must get ready for my lunch time massage.

 

Numbers Don’t Lie

woman, bed, bedroom

It’s funny how blogging can open up your eyes to your own mind.  When I started my blog I didn’t have a specific purpose for it.  I wasn’t trying to inspire, motivate, sell, bring awareness, or cause controversy.  I tried to come up with a focus, but I had so many things I wanted to say, so I just started a random blog for random postings.

I really didn’t think I had any one thing that consumed my mind.  In reality, I felt like a scatter brain with too many thoughts happening all at once.  I’ve been blogging now, I think, since March 2016 — wow how time flies when you’re having fun.  In that time, I’ve written approximately 80ish post, which completely amazes me.  The other day I was checking out my stats, which I rarely do because they don’t really mean anything to me.  However, I noticed something kind of interesting: I do have some common thoughts.  Because I use the categories and tags section, I was able to see what I write about most.

My tags included the following subjects:

  • Anxiety (number one topic)
  • Dreams
  • Love
  • Single
  • Online Dating

Basically, I’m consumed by my mental health and lust!!!! That’s awesome.  I wasn’t surprised by the mental health numbers.  I don’t struggle like I used to with anxiety, but it still affects my life in many ways.  It changes the way I see things, and it teaches me the important of self-awareness.  LUST on the other hand shocked me.  I had no idea it was such an important issue in my life — one that has been lacking for way too long.  I know I need to get back on the horse, but damn, I didn’t realize it was so prevelant in my daily thoughts.  I guess that means I need to make sex more of a priority in life.  The numbers don’t lie; it’s time for some hanky panky.