Rolling with the punches

The thing about it is you never know what the next year will bring.

12 years ago I was on my computer trying to create an algorithm to figure out the powerball numbers for the coming week. I was sure that was the only path to success because the path I was on seemed to be only downhill.

At 28 years old I was working at Wendy’s, my first job in the fast food industry. I walked to my job each morning because my car had been taken. I’d like to say it was the lowest point I’d been at, but the truth is I’d been lower. I’d come to realize that life doesn’t have a lowest point or even a highest. It’s life and life can be a fickle termagant.

Everyone talks about The Big Break, the moment it all turned around. In truth, for the normal human, there’s not a single turn because life is a crazy road that winds its way until the next day.

I believe in the next day, just like I believe in the next year. Sure I still play powerball, a guy can dream about winning the lottery right? But golden paths were made for dreams and life isn’t a dream.

It just is.

-OM

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Cleansing

Decided a cleansing was needed. Stopped drinking for a day, gonna try and go for a week or longer.

Now before anyone asks, I’m not giving up drinking. What I’m giving up is this belly I’ve developed. You’d never realize how many calories are in a double scotch neat, but apparently the answer is a butt load. And no I’m not giving my collection away.

We bought an elliptical. Now I know I swore after the military I’d never exercise regularly again, something about people yelling at you to “move your ass” really kills the joy in running for fun. I love this elliptical though and it beats the hell out of running in 115 degree Arizona heat. Now I have no excuses!

It helps to jump in a pool right after too.

-OM

Weekend photos

Went exploring this weekend. Here’s some shots!

I thought the castle in the mountain was cool. It’s really a village of homes made of mud that some Native Americans lived in. Nice little hike and some informative tour info.

This gorge and natural bridge were amazing! We were sad it was closed off so we couldn’t go down to the waterfall.

Japanese garden was very peaceful to walk around in Phoenix! I’d go back there.

-OM

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