Now Here's a First -- Rx: Blogging

Okay, so the reason I've been relatively quiet as of late is that I have this fun new job at Sun, which happened late in September. It's fun and also rather big and hairy. Imagine playing some backyard football with, say, Mean Joe Greene (I'm from Pittsburgh) and you can visualize the interplay of fun, big and hairy. Sometimes, it's so much fun you can't get up off the ground afterwards.

Anyway, I was at the doctor's yesterday for a checkup, feeling rather like I'd been skydiving sans chute, and she gave me a rather interesting prescription for getting my life back on track. It had five parts.

1. Exercise at least five times a week.
2. Before you go to bed, think of five things to be thankful for that happened during the day.
3. Be mindful while you eat (i.e., don't just snarf something down, but stop and enjoy it).
4. Set limits at work.

And then she asked me what I have enjoyed doing in the past, that I haven't done for a while.

I think she was expecting me to say gardening (ha!) or working on the house (ho!). Or some other manly pursuit that all my neighbors seem to do so naturally.

I said I missed blogging.

So, as a result, the last part of my prescription is:

5. Blog at least 15 minutes per day.

I would venture to guess that in the (short) history of blogging, this is a first: blogging as prescription medicine.

I can't swear that I'll do 15 minutes each and every day, but I promise to do better than I've done. Which won't be hard, you say, and rightly so. "Creep, crawl, walk, run," I say in reply, to quote a Sun buddy of mine, Kurt Ross.

So as my first creeping return to normalcy, here we are.

I'll be back again soon.

Doctor's orders.

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