So This is What I’ve Been Up To…

Think of it as a stream of conscience writing. It’s me just sort of splattering myself on the “page” and desperately trying to get the wheels inside my head rolling. I start so many blog posts on here and then never get around to completing it or I just save the draft and never click “publish”. Today, I will finish a post and I will publish!

I have been writing regularly on my other blog, Defining Tracy but that is more about my kettlebell training than anything else.

I’ve toyed with shutting this blog down for good. I can’t seem to bring myself to that point. Blogging used to be so fun and I always felt like I had something to say. But lately – that is not the case. My creative mind isn’t speaking to me lately. I know it is up to me to “tap into” it. Maybe I’m just not allowing myself to. I know the best way to get the juices flowing is to actually sit down and write. Just write. How many times have I told myself this very thing? I have no problem scheduling in my kettlebell training. Why should it be any different for my writing? Right? Right!

I have every intention to sit down and write on here, work on a story, chat with my writing group online and then the day passes by and none of that happens. My time management sucks, to be quite frank.

And it isn’t that things are bad. Life is very good! My problem is that I want to do too many things and there is never enough time in a day! And I get sidetracked easily. As much as I love winter, I am looking forward to being able to get outside more and sit on my deck. I miss that. Which reminds me, I need to stain the deck this spring. It’s due for it. Plus I need to prune the bushes and trees in the yard before too long.

Yesterday it was in the glorious 50’s so I took my kettlebell workout outside and did 1000 swings with the 16kg (35lb) bell. It felt great and took me about an hour to complete. The fresh air invigorated me. I had the windows open in the house to chase out the stale Winter air. I got to talk to a dear friend on the phone for a bit which is always nice. It was a grand day.

My husband has a new job and is doing ever so much better now. He likes what he is doing which is a big deal. He comes home happy and refreshed rather than beaten down and dragging his sore, tired feet. It does my heart good to know he is enjoying his new job.

My daughter is just a few months away from completing her kindergarten year. It’s hard to believe. She has grown so much, not just physically but intellectually and emotionally. It’s so fun to see her growth.

News wise for my part, I am training for kettlebell competition. I purchased two competition bells recently, an 8kg and a 12kg. The 8kg is just for technique and training while the 12kg is for both but also for competition. I eventually want to get up to the 16kg but first I must work on my technique, form and stamina! I plan to compete in the 10 minute snatch competition. This is where you are allowed only one hand switch. I have a lot of work to do but I’m seeing small, steady improvement. Not sure when I’ll compete as that is still up in the air but it will happen at some point. 🙂 At least now I have a focus. I need that.

Other than that, not much is new. I just need to try to figure out how to gather my day so I get done the things that need to get done. And I will. I will!

Hope everyone else is doing well!

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