Don't Call It A Comeback
Has it really been three months since my last update? If the new year coming and going is any indication, then that's definitely right. I want to say I lost track of time, but I feel like I've never been more aware of time in my life. It seems like I always have simultaneously all the time in the world, yet never enough to satisfy me.
The past few months have brought a ton of change to what I like to consider my pretty routine day to day. I quit my retail job at Target and got two new jobs to replace it - one as a public school substitute teacher and the other as a freelance social media manager. I'll admit it was the social media job that took up a lot of my spare time. This is my first real job associated with writing and I didn't (and still don't) want to screw it up with my self-perceived ineptitude and lack of self-confidence.
I feel like I got stuck in a rut, and it became increasingly harder to claw my way back up. Things have settled down, though, and as you can see I'm back in action.
Speaking of action, track is going. I'm not sure where exactly it's going at this very moment in time, but things are happening at least. I had my best opener in the 60m dash in December (7.41), my best opener in the 200 a couple weeks ago (24.33), and even managed to make some money at a meet last weekend. I feel like I have so much to work on, which is a good and bad thing. It's so easy to get caught up in where you think you should be at certain points in time and I find I'm in a constant struggle to accept my journey as my own. Slowly but surely, I'm figuring it out.
Where the blog is concerned, I think I'm going to open myself up to writing about more topics. I tried to have it just focused track and running in the past and I think that stifled me when I thought of random things I thought would be good topics to write about but didn't fit into my blog's brand. I'm going to forget about all that and focus on just writing. Of course, I'll still make posts about track and general life updates, but that won't be the only thing you'll see on here anymore. Hopefully, you'll enjoy the change as much as I will.