Life has been a bit crazy lately. Since I last blogged I’ve taken two significantly lengthy trips to India, two significant trips to the Philippines, trips to Miami and several other destinations. I’ve experienced crazy things – the opportunity to visit a friend in Nepal while on a business trip, kiteboarding on a Philippine island, running down Miami Beach at sunrise, tackling ice baths at the Tough Mudder, and more.
There have been a lot of great memories over the last several months. There has also been a lot of stress, a lot of tears, a lot of just wanting to chuck all the trappings of this life and buy a sailboat and head for Guam. Or maybe back to Boracay (below).
But there are new beginnings. I welcomed a new addition to my little family of one:
This is Pearl. She was a spontaneous decision at the SPCA. She’s three months old, “undersocialized” and in need of a whole lot of love. Her mercurial nature is frustrating – she hides every time she sees me, but then two minutes later is practically licking my face and attempting to curl up and sleep on my shoulder – but I know she just needs love and patience.
Welcome Pearl. I promise to do my absolute best to give you a nice life.
I also signed up for my first triathlon today. It’s a half ironman in wine country next July. It sold out in 9 minutes or something.
1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run – I know I can do it, I also know it will be a challenge.
I have many other things to write about. But I’ve been so overwhelmed by the sheer number of them that I just haven’t blogged.
I am trying new project: the 15 minute blog. Any day I can, blog for 15 minutes. About anything. That might be what I need to get back on the horse.
I am ready for some new beginnings.