The past year, I've been living in a high stress situation. And the past 6 months only increased the levels of stress. And yes, I know I'm not the only one.
I've basically stopped doing things I used to enjoy. I can't remember the last time I picked up a camera. I don't remember when I last baked bread. I stopped my 5k walks. Blogging and vlogging are a thing of the past.
Yeah, once a month I get a manicure. But it's a passive activity that doesn't require my creativity (beyond picking a new manicure) or much of my attention.
I've been existing, but not living.
And I want that to stop. I NEED that to stop.
I've begun to notice the world around me again. The small things, like flowering weeds or the pomegranates that are coming into season.
I think it's time to pick up my camera again.
I've started watching my diet and cutting down carbs and cutting out sugar.
I think it's time for me to find a suitable bread recipe and start baking again.
Losing weight won't happen with just a change of diet, I NEED to exercise. Until I can afford a treadmill, I need to do something.
I think it's time to start walking again.
I've been told that I'm pretty decent at putting a sentence together. Putting the stuff that causes my stress hamster running at 1 AM down on paper - digital as it may be - is a good way for me to move things out of my head, which in turn will let me get a decent night's sleep. Vlogging will help me track my getting healthy journey.
I think it's time to get writing and recording again.
So the camera battery is now being charged, and my workout gear is getting dusted off.