Thursday, January 19, 2017

Life's Been Good

I tried to maintain my streak but life happened..
I couldn't write continuously. I can really blame work for that but to be honest I didn't miss this blog much. I have been crazy busy and I like that. The financial year has ended and now is when my role comes in to picture. I enjoy this madness to the fullest. I love chaos. There is a different energy in this chaos. There is rhythm in numbers, calculations, formulas. Everybody around me is hyperactive and it drives me even more. I have worked (and have been working) with all guns blazing.
Data. Reports. Analysis. Spreadsheets. Reconciliation. I get to play my teeny tiny part on the big screen. How cool is that?

Most days I come back home exhausted but more determined than ever to do something useful and creative. I am very happy the way January has shaped up so far. Getting up early in the morning is still a challenge most days. I don't remember the last time I cooked on a weekday or turned on my oven. Sunday meal planning sessions have served me well so far. Really. I have been doodling. The two paper mache bowls made of junk mail paper, sitting and drying themselves out are a proof of my creative evenings. I finally managed to paint 3-4 canvasses using oil paints. I am doing well, most days.

I finally managed to break in to a nearby town's craft scene. I have my first Craft show coming up in February and I couldn't be happier. I am doing this with a friend and both of us are very excited.
There is one more show in the pipeline and I don't want to jinx it by writing about it here.

And I finally registered for NYC Marathon. Yes all 26.2 miles. I have been very vocal about my inability to run 26 miles. I talked to my running buddy AC on my way back home last night and he planted this idea in my head. Again. After a pumped up 10k, new compression socks, chocolate shake later I decided to leave it to my kismet. I finally registered for it. The entry drawing for the New York City Marathon will take place on March 2, 2017. Accepted runners will be entered into the race. Yes, just like that I am going to let destiny decide this one for me. Let's see how it goes. I guess I will never be ready to run 26 miles. It is too intimidating but then you have to run it to see if it is for you or not.  Fingers crossed!

In Joe Walsh words -"Life's Been Good"


  1. Best of luck. Train hard and train well. You will do fine.

  2. All sounds very positive - good luck in the marathon!