XXXI: Damage Control

The morning after is always the hardest…

Waking up without an alarm because there was no tweet to schedule, no Facebook status to post, or any interaction that was predetermined to take place was a hard pill to swallow. I don’t miss the job, but adjusting to a life that isn’t moving 24/7/365 isn’t the easiest thing to understand.

It even occurred to me that this is the first time there isn’t some social media interaction that’s required, there’s no new business to operate, there’s no meetings to schedule, there’s nothing…just nothing.

I went ahead and followed suit to file for unemployment today; at first I was nervous, but with Darco by my side the entire time she assisted in ensuring that my pride didn’t get the best of me. Now we’re just praying that good news comes from that government department.

My old laptop still functions, as I’m able to type from it right now. Thankfully Darco has agreed upon her promotion (and a few other things) that I’ll be able to upgrade to something that isn’t nearly a decade old soon. Sadly, the new car that we were working on for her is definitely sidelined. In the end though that’s probably for the best.

In the end, I’m actually extremely excited for what this new adventure opens up with for myself and running. I’m able to focus now on running, as it is a major priority (note: that says nothing about myself not working a job as well). I’ve been waiting for my chest to clear up from last week’s sickness, and I think tomorrow I’ll finally be able to get back on the track. I’ve spent the time reading and learning about leg movements, striking patterns, and envisioning how I should be running. If I can actually formulate all of that into action, I firmly believe that I can drop my 1600 meter time below 5:00.00 by the end of this year. This is a key point in the entire “XXXI” development, there is a method to the madness in this case, I assure you.

I have already started to work on a new project, but unfortunately I couldn’t get Darco to bite on the YouTube channel of a 27 year old, married man reviewing new anime episodes as they appear in the US market, but it was worth a shot.


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