Monday, February 28, 2011

Whew... it's been awhile

Yes, it's been awhile since I blogged. I figured, since it's the last day of February, I'd get a post in before the month is out.

An update on my life...

I'm still unemployed, but have until September before my unemployment runs out. I'm still looking for a middle or high school English teacher position, but am not putting much hope into getting one. I am also going to write a curriculum vitae so I can apply for teaching positions at community colleges. Also, considering my good driving record, I'm contemplating truck driver training. Even if I get a teaching job, driving a rig sounds cool and is something I could do on a seasonal basis.

Still working out and exercising regularly. I post brief workout summaries at www.dailymile.com and on Twitter. I lift weights 3x a week and run 3-4 days. I average about 4.5 miles in 40 minutes. The love handles are almost gone, but, more importantly, I feel great physically and emotionally.

People ask me, "What are you doing these days?" The following occupies my time: family, playing music, movies, reading, library (for Internet, more reading, and to get movies), writing, job search, friends, and exercise.

After almost 10 years "in the wilderness," I have been regularly attending church since the beginning of the year. Why? Church is a good outlet for community service, and I want to be more involved in my community. It is also a good influence on my son.

I'm broke. My truck doesn't run and I'm without a vehicle. But I've got good health. I'm in love again. Spring is coming. Life is good. And I'm out of time here at the library.