Heading into the weekend on a high note

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I may do this with a book and a cigar when I get home…

Whew… I haven’t posted too much of substance here in a day or two but that’s partly due to taking some major progressive steps on a work project this week. I’m re-doing our company’s website and while it’s one of those projects that’s never really done and will continue to need updating, we’re getting very close to being able to go live with the new design. There’s a great sense of accomplishment as this has been a project that has felt like a weight around my neck for a long time and I’ve spent a lot of tedious hours making micro-adjustments to graphics, wording, layout, etc. It’s been a source of anxiety, but I finally feel like I have my arms around it.

Like a lot of other things in my life right now, just being able to get a handle on projects and responsibilities is a big step forward. From where I was just a few months ago to where I am today I can look back and see the progress I’ve made. When there are bad days it can be hard to get that perspective right, and I find I sometimes focus on the negatives. 

So heading into the weekend I made a list of a few positive things going on right now/recently (in no particular order):

  • The website project
  • One of my brothers is coming home this weekend and we’re planning on some golf and some boating (the weather’s supposed to be OK while he’s here)
  • Our local library has it’s big annual used book sale this weekend and I was able to pick up a few books I’m really looking forward to getting into, including two by Richard Dawkins, a Carl Sagan and a Stephen Hawking.
  • I have a few cigars I bought earlier in the week
  • I’m down to 205 lbs (from a high of 230 a few months ago) and still exercising and eating well

Not too shabby…

 

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Managing my #depression and #anxiety. Sober for one year and counting. #Mentalhealth advocate. Black cat wrangler. Son. Brother. Uncle. Mad man with a blog.

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