Thursday, February 23, 2017

Why Did You Do That?

Seems I haven't written in a while and some of you missed me.....Here's my attempt at making sense and explaining some of what's been going on in my world.

I have finally been taking action in my life. Hell, I'm almost 43. It's about time.

Since my last blog so much has happened.

I quit my job. I didn't have another one lined up. Many kept asking: What are you going to do? I would reply that I didn't know, but I would figure it out. I'd land on my feet. I always do eventually. (I was going to work seasonal retail then referee full time and give myself time to find a job.)

Why did I quit the job I had? It didn't make me happy. I wasn't fulfilled as a person. It was a job not a career. I dreaded Sunday nights because it meant I had to go to work on Monday. I had figured out I enjoyed being a happy person and this job didn't promote that.

My elective retirement from the work force lasted 2 weeks. On my last week of work I ended up with an interview and a job offer that I accepted.

Maybe it's still the honeymoon phase, but I love my job. What I'm doing matters to me and to those I interact with. When I meet new people and they ask what I do, I'm proud to say that I am a college coach. Is everything perfect? Oh hell no. I mean it is a job. But it's a career combining my love and passion: I work with people in sports! When I go home at night I know I made a difference in the world and not just by killing a tree through use of paper. I can only hope that in 21 years, some of my players still think about me the way I remember my college coach. The work can be tough and draining. It can be exhausting and the hours long and the pay could be more. Most important though, is my quality of life right now is through the roof!

Check out the high light reel of our first game. Click here.
Seriously. through the roof. I wear fitness gear to work. I have time to complete my workouts. I like my team. I still stress sometimes because, HELLO!, have you met me? There are a ton of moving parts off the field I'm still trying to figure out, but it's coming around.

I dropped 100 or so people off my Facebook account. I failed miserably off staying off FB for a month and I'm really okay with that. I never should have entered the bet because I like FB. Most of my friends live there and that's how I know what they are up too. I've almost mastered the "scroll past" technique of posts that I don't agree with, upset me, etc. Almost. Sometimes I still weigh in. I still have too many folks on my page, but it was a start. I dropped people I didn't know. People I couldn't remember why or how we were connected. I dropped some people I know in real life. Through a typo, a friend liked my word: epolitics (electronic politics). I had left these people on my page because we traveled in the same circles and for social-political reasons, we had stayed "friends". The truth of the matter is: we aren't friends. I'm a lot of personality and many people (so I'm told) enjoy my company. Some don't. Often, whichever the case may be, the feeling is mutual. If we aren't friends in real life, we don't need to be friends on Facebook. Why did I decide I'm done with the epolitics: because I'm not in high school any more and I'm okay not being cool.

Somethings never change.
I signed up for a couple of triathlons. Why? Because everyone I know does them. I'm KIDDING!!! That's a HORRIBLE/no good/VERY BAD reason. I enjoy it. I enjoy the company I get to keep while training and getting ready. I LOVE race day. (Not the week leading up to race day when I'm completely positive I'm under prepared and there is no possible way I could get it done.) I love being amazed by what my body can do. I LOVE finish lines! I'm hoping and planning on fundraising for the KPeasey Foundation and pushing for the Marine Corp Marathon again. Why? Because I can. Because I am physically able to help someone become a marathoner who could never do it on their own.

For more information on supporting the KPeasey Foundation, click here
And last and definitely least: I tried dating again....still looking for a nunnery that will take me. Besides, if you've been following along, you know I'm on a dating moratorium until after my birthday. No one dumped me on my birthday (or the week of) last year which tops my birthday week in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

I hope you know your Why? and you are doing what makes you happy. If you aren't, why not?