OK, so I haven't posted anything in forever. But, a few things have happened in the last few months:
1. Bought a house
2. Got a new job
3. Became an Uncle again (that's a bigger deal than you might think)
It's kind of mind-boggling, once one has been in a routine for many years, to suddenly have all this change in one's life. However, I have discovered that it's not only survivable, it is enjoyable.
I guess it is rather easy to sink into a rut, then start getting really comfortable in that rut... so that the thought of getting out becomes more and more disturbing, even scary.
However, unless someone's doing you bodily harm, or you've taken ill, the changes won't kill you. Quite the opposite. You may find yourself changing all sorts of habits, just because the old ones don't work anymore. If you pull a rug out from under someone, they tend to not stand still for the next few seconds. And once they're up, they will probably chase you and beat you. Two things they likely never considered previous to said rug-pulling. And once they've beaten you, they will think "Huh, that was kind of fun. Should have done that a long time ago."
All this to say... try embracing a little change. Not the kind you get sold by slick politicians, the kind that YOU control. The kind that will enhance YOUR mental well-being, even your financial well-being. The kind that will get you up out of your rut and have you looking around over the top of the grass and seeing the whole yard for once.
It's a pretty nice view!