I haven’t really blogged anything in the longest time, so I thought I’d kick off the next phase with reasons why I think I stopped. Â And I say “why I think I stopped” because I never really decided to stop, it just kind of happened…
1. Â The Fitness
Getting fit completely reorganized my schedule, and I think it also forced me to refocus my mental energy. Â I go to bed early and get up early- usually 5am. Â IÂ exerciseÂ for an hour or two then its off to work. Â After work we usually make dinner and then do nothing until its time for bed- around 10PM if not earlier. Â I would like to be more productive in this five hour window but the truth is I’m Â exhausted. Â Â I could probably cut back on working out, but the truth is I really enjoy it, and I’m terrified of reverting back to the pre-fit era me.
2. Â Podcast Addiction
I got really accustomed to listening to podcasts during my workouts and while riding the bus. Â In doing so, I think I’ve slowly edged out a lot of my critical thinking time in favor of listening to people talk about stuff. Â Thus I have less to say.
3. Â Life
Even without the baby on the way, it seems that life has just accelerated in some way lately. Â We always have something to do and not enough time to do it. Â How did I go to grad school and work simultaneously for four years!?
4. Â Gaming
While I usually limit my game time to an hour before workouts, and sometimes in the evening, it cuts into any writing I might do purely by keeping me from tending to it. Â Oh well.
So with all that said, I hope to return to blogging. Â The format of this blog may change, as will the look. Â Hopefully writing this will be the first step.