It felt like spring this weekend. I thought I should do some spring cleaning of my thoughts.
*I went for a run this weekend for the first time in months. It felt amazing. I thought I`d be fine because of my winter jump rope regimen. But the next day I did not feel amazing.
*I started the quest for employment in Georgia yesterday. I realized, while updating my resume, that I haven`t worked in food service in four years. And I now have a whole year of grown-up work to put at the top of my "Work Experience" list. It felt pretty good. And then I realized that I was updating my resume to apply for a job at a water park in rural Georgia, and I didn`t feel pretty good any more.
*Lent starts soon. I`m excited about abstaining from Facebook for 40 days. I`ve started thinking about all the things I will do with those minutes that I spend checking people`s profile pictures. I hope that I can stop thinking about my life in terms of status updates and photo opportunities.
*We have less than a month to go in Japan. I am at peace. We are doing pretty good at this whole moving out thing. We have not totally procrastinated this time. Perhaps I will get my Grown-up Card in the mail soon.
*I`ve been reading more, but not necessarily good books. One of my coworkers lent me a book by Jeffrey Deaver called The Bone Collector a while ago. She lent me another Deaver book yesterday. It`s rude to turn down something like that in Japan, so I took it home. The books are basically like reading a TV show instead of watching it. I just hope my latest short story doesn`t sound like an episode of CSI because of it.
*I am pounding away at another short story. I now finish about 1 in every 2-3 stories that I start. It isn`t a great statistic, but it`s better than when I used to finish 0 stories. My goal is to complete the story by the end of this week. And I rediscovered a story I wrote in college that I`m also revising and hope to submit soon.
*Thanks to everyone who prayed for my grandma. Her surgery went great, and she didn`t feel any pain. Her diagnosis is so good that she doesn`t have to get chemo, just some radiation (which is still not fun, but not as awful as chemo). The doctors don`t think that the cancer has spread. Hurray for answered prayers!
*I am also addicted to the website Cracked.com. It is hilarious. Especially their series about the Internet Apocalypse.
So that`s life lately. I`m so happy that I`ll get to see you soon.