It's been a while since I posted anything on the blog. It's been a busy couple of years with work and other priorities, and writing a new post took a backseat. I have accumulated a large number of photos to share, some of which were lost when my Western Digital Hard Drive failed unexpectedly. Luckily I had web-sized versions uploaded to my Flicker.
On the other hand, I have started exercising more: playing softball weekly, riding a bike almost daily, and running occasionally. I just completed my first 5km run today. My pace was a bit all over the place because my heart was overworking for the most part, and I needed to take a break.
Exercising, so far, has been a good avenue of collecting my thoughts because when I am stressed or anxious, I tent to get myself hurt, or lose things. The other day, I misplaced my Jaybird X3 earbuds at the gym which I only used a handful of times, since getting it a couple of months ago. Losing things bums me out, and being bummed out makes me lose things. It's a spiral that I can never get out of.
My wallet has racked up quite a bit of mileage when it first disappeared at Toronto Pearson Airport and reappeared a few weeks later, having travelled to God-knows-where. Air Canada staff could not give me a definite answer on where the wallet was found, and how the wallet made itself back to the Lost and Found, weeks after it was originally lost.
Accepting the fact that something is lost early on is sometimes the best course of action because there is not really much that I can do to find what is already lost. I got into a somewhat-serious cycling accident a couple of weeks ago when I slipped on a slick pavement marking and fell over the handlebars. I suffered a mild concussion, possibly a fractured clavicle, and a badly scraped knee. I simply accepted that I got injured, and I have been working on rehabilitating ever since, slowly increasing my exercise load.
I will not commit to any particular posting schedule at this time, I will just go at my own pace, not worrying about readership or any other metrics that are considered an extrinsic motivator. I will need to go through a large library of photos, and photo editing is probably my least favourite part of photography. If anyone wants to keep in touch with me, I am on Instagram @briank.im.
p.s. I have also been reading more now that I finally bought a Kindle.
The Happiness Equation: Want Nothing + Do Anything = Have Everything
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
Lost & Found Brian August 12, 2017