Today is another new day and this is a new blog post. In keeping with the plan from my the post before my last post, I’ll be updating you on where I’m at with certain value categories in my life. There’s been a lot of life between now and then, so this one might be a little long.

Buddhism

I served for one year on the board of my local Buddhist center before discovering that was more involvement than I wanted. When I started looking into Buddhism several years ago, it was always from a mental health perspective and never from an organized religion perspective. I decided that it would be better for me if I could walk away for a while and get back to the basics. I still love my teachers and sangha, but I need to refocus on me for a while in this space.

Health

After a few years of being stressed beyond belief, I found a new job. And after 9 months at that job, I finally had the head space to start exercising again. I joined a gym and hired a personal trainer. Last month I ran a 5K and turned in my slowest time ever, but I got out there and did it and that’s the important part.

Relationships

My wife and I continue to do fun stuff together. This weekend we are taking a trip to Kentucky to ride a train. That should be big fun. I also spent some time with my family a couple weekends ago.

Friends

I have not done a very good job of keeping up with my friends. This is an area I need to work on before my next post on the subject.

Public Service

This past year my main focus of public service has been the Buddhist center. Now that I am no longer on the board, I plan to get back into donating platelets semi-regularly.