Today, I walked over the pedestrian bridge whose construction has been the bane of my existence for the last four months.



Just watched a coyote walk around in my neighbor’s yard and then down the street.

A Year of Joy

Yesterday, I made a commitment to myself and said it out loud to make myself accountable. I vowed to put more energy into finding my way back to joy and power.

These are my first two thoughts:

While I am uncertain about many things, I do know that I would like to find someone to share my life with. For so long, I wasn’t sure that was available to me. I’ve since learned that I’m actually pretty good at being a significant other. It is just the meeting people part that it is struggle. I need to make a commitment to finding and trying things that expose me to more new people. This is a big and scary thing to commit to, since I usually make decisions based on avoiding new people.

I was keeping a gratitude journal, but it deteriorated into a blurb of thoughts about the day. I think I’m going to try sharing quick notes about moments and experiences that bring me joy. This might help me keep my attention on these things.


Very busy day, but not the worst after taking a day off. Nothing totally out of control, so I’m grateful for that!

Fun conversation with a coworker.

I had forgotten, but today was ISM ops Taco Tuesday. (The CFO treated IT, accounting, and member services to tacos.)

Went for a walk. They did a very minor amount of work at the trail access. It is like they are intentionally dragging it out at this point.

Salvaged a cactus that the landscapers next door were trowing away.


Used a PTO day that was going to expire at the end of the year. Spent most of the day doing BRB work, but did go for a hike along a path I don’t usually take. It is nice to see the unfamiliar sites. Lots of boulders in that area. Saw a coyote.