It has been a difficult week.
I started to catch a cold on Wednesday of last week and it has persisted until about today. I still feel a little weak but that might be to not working out in a while. In addition, for the first time in my life I got athletes foot. I’ve never had that before so was unsure of what it actually was until I did research. Well now I know and have it almost resolved. And the final problem was a flare up of gout in my right foot. I exercise and am very healthy but I do like to binge on pizza and soda some nights of the week. Well, now that I’m 41 my body lets me know when I overdo it and the gout acts as a check.
It is 8:48 PM on the night before my birthday. The weather has been foggy and we’ve even had a bit of rain recently. I feel as though I’ve been in a bit of a fog myself recently with the big change going on in my life. Next week is my last week working for my current company and then I jump right back in to the next adventure.
My wife recently got an Apple 3-series watch. This made me think I might start wearing a watch again. I haven’t worn a watch since 2004 but took a look in my drawer and found my old G-Shock watch that my wife got me as a birthday present when we were dating back in 2004. I never wore it because I had become accustomed to looking at my cell phone for the time.
It is 9:08 AM on Saturday, May 12th. It is a beautiful day as the weather is already warm, the birds are singing and there isn’t a cloud in the sky. It is also the day before Mother’s Day and my wife is happy with a brand new Apple Watch which according to her is her early birthday present. Since it is a big gift I’m off the hook for a Mother’s Day gift but we do have a nice day planned for tomorrow. I’ll get up early and go crabbing with my buddy Sadao and hopefully I’ll catch one or two. Sadao also taught me how to make crab flavored miso soup which would be a great addition to our cookout tomorrow.
It is 5:11 AM on Friday, May 11th.
Check-in at 40 part one
In a previous post mentioned that things were changing and that I felt a new chapter of my life has begun. The turning of the page has become even more a reality in the past two days which have extended beyond just how I feel and act but soon in what I do for a living. I’ve accepted a new job and should be starting on June 4th (actual date still being firmed up). I am going back to the airlines and this was one opportunity where all my requirements to change fell into place: I’ll work from home, the salary is better, the company is great, I remain in the travel industry and after I’m established can pretty much dictate my own schedule. I’ll also be dealing with many of the same customers so the transition won’t be too difficult.