Motivation and Momentum, a Short Tale

Here I am, for the first time in forever, writing a blog post on the weekend! While this might not seem like a big deal, trust is. My lack of blog posts and new writing (such as short stories and books) has been a source of much frustration, contemplation, and plain old giving up. As you know, life had been difficult for a few years and much of my life had reverted to a past H.A. Larson era where I didn't do much with my life. As I talked about recently, though, life has become good again.

This has prompted me to reevaluate certain aspects of my life that were lacking - and were sorely missed - such as health, hiking, and writing. While I've proffered up many possible explanations, I've finally discovered what the real issue is: motivation.

Losing motivation is a sneaky circumstance that silently robs you of things you love or love to do. This is where I was, at least until recently. Once I realized that lack of motivation was my problem, I've been working hard to get it back. Yes, this means getting out of my comfort zone and forcing myself to stop being so fucking lazy.

I won't go into all the details, but suffice it to say, I've found my motivation again. Of course, it's not easy to go from no motivation to full motivation, so the momentum is slowly building up. Today will be the second weekend in a row that I've gone hiking, and I took a fun day trip yesterday. I've been walking a few times a week on my lunch hour and this weekend, I dusted off my home computer and started editing the tons of photos I have for a list of blog posts that haven't happened yet.

Tomorrow, I'm going to put up one of two final posts from Summer Vacation 2023 and will be posting regularly on the blog again - for the first time in a very long time. I have so many fun things that need to be shared and I'm ready to write again.

Hope your weekend has been as awesome as mine has. Tune in tomorrow for a mega vacation post!

H.A. is back. It's about damn time.



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