Today was a time to get out of my own head. To stop fretting about the day-to-day business of life and to really look at the big picture. I guess I can do that with more ease these days now that I have more time to ponder.
Yeah … with this new life, I have A LOT of alone time. Which for some is great. For me? It is an adjustment. I like being with people. Too much alone time and I start overanalyzing life and my own thoughts. Scary, huh?
Overall, I think about the free time as a time for me. To actually listen to those voices in my head that I could more easily squash when I was working many days in a row for many hours. But now, I listen.
Free time allows me to spend more time on my fitness and focus on my running.
I have even broken out of my comfort zone and tried an intramural volleyball team…
My dad made a small comment to me the other day, but it really hit me: “Aren’t you happy you have all this time for those road races?”
Yes dad. Yes I am. As I’ve said many a time, I never thought I would love running as much as I do now, but wow – I am so lucky to have time to run … and icing on the cake, is having a group of friends that want to run with me. Well, races at least
Still looking for marathon training buddies, if anyone is interested? I’m a good running buddy, I promise.
But, more so, the free time is a chance to spend more time with friends, family, the pups and most importantly – the wife.
Being able to make my own schedule has allowed the wife and I to even take an afternoon and drive up to Ogunquit, Maine – on a whim.
Oh New England, your beauty sucked me back in immediately!! I love this area of the country and am happy to call it home.
So thank you cosmos … thank you for allowing my life to take the direction that is has … thank you for giving me the time to enjoy my wife, pups, friends and families … thank you for bringing such amazing people into my life … thank you for dealing me this life!