Learning to Walk Again

 
Well hello again blog.  How have you been?  It seems like it has been months since I have sat down in-front of my computer to write you a story… Oh wait it actually has been!There is a a reason for it, but I can’t share all the details.  2016 has hit me like a freight train, like a really big freight train, the kind that has like six locomotives at the front followed by like 1,000 big heavy box cars… That kind of freight train.  There have been a series of really unpleasant life events that have all occurred in rapid succession which have left me feeling rather overwhelmed.  It became way too much to deal with all at once.  So I have slammed on the brakes and I am slowly getting through it all day-by-day.

The piece that I am ready to get through today is blogging.  I haven’t made a vlog on YouTube in quite some time either.  I find that it takes far more effort to record a video clip, edit the clips together, and publish a video; but this post isn’t about vlogging.  My small step today has been to sit down and write which feels really, really good.

I am so thankful for all the amazing friends that I have in my life that have been here to support me through this rough patch.  Sometimes just having a friend remind me to relax and that tomorrow is a brand new day was all I needed.

Aside from all the events that have happened so far this year, another struggle I have is remembering to write my ideas and stories down.  As you know, I am a bus driver which gives me a lot of time to think.  I get the opportunity to travel around Winnipeg and see a lot of things that would make for killer blog material, but I can’t just pull over and start writing on the side of the road.  Could you imagine…

“Ummmm… Driver… Why are we stopped?”

“Hold on… I’m blogging…”

It is even a challenge to note down the ideas on a piece of paper while I’m at work since I am required to focus on safely maneuvering my gigantic metal bus down the extremely narrow streets while avoiding the limitless numbers of hazards.  By the time I get to the next place to stop and would have had the chance to note down my blog idea, I have had my attention pulled away to avoid 160 pot holes, 239 cars, and answer 172 questions about how to get downtown.

Don’t interpret that as me complaining, safe driving and customer service are my priorities while I am at work.  Maybe I am just getting old and need to play more brain games to improve my memory skills in order to remember what it was I wanted to write about again today.

What was I talking about again?  Oh ya… Blogging…

I am really thankful that life has appeared to take a break from building hurdles in my path.  It has certainly provided me an opportunity to do a lot of reflection on what my goals and priorities are going to be for 2016.  That being said, I am really excited to be writing again today and I hope that this inspiration will continue and I can continue to create new stories and adventures to share with you.

I hope you are all having an amazing Wednesday!  Until next time…

-M

Crossing a Milestone is cause for Celebration

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Hurray, we made it to the weekend! Well at least you did, I am currently in the middle of a 7 day stretch at work. However, I get to enjoy Tuesday and Wednesday off so I am quite looking forward to that.

I am excited to announce that today, with this blog post I am celebrating several milestones.
The first one being this is my 100th blog post. It is exciting to be able to say that I have sat down and written 100 different pieces of work. Some of them I am quite proud about, others I have thought about going over and rewriting them to make them more interesting or better reads. Perhaps that is something that I will look at for a future post.

The second achievement is that I have posted a blog everyday for the past 7 days (today being blog number 8 in a row). As I have mentioned in some of my past blogs, I have been struggling to keep focused and dedicated to writing and posting regularly. I am looking forward to this trend continuing for the rest of 2015.

The third achievement is that yesterday I have passed over 3,500 views on my blog. I am overwhelmingly flattered by how many people have taken time out of their day to read my thoughts on different random things. The number of views has been increasing much more rapidly now that I am posting regularly which is awesome encouragement to keep posting. So to all of you that stop by to check out my writing, thank you for your support and I always enjoy reading comments and feedback.

I hope you all are enjoying the great weather and keeping dry because there is a lot of mud on the streets.