Thursday, October 3, 2013

Back to the writing board

It seems that I have dropped off the grid for about a year now.

It seems so long ago since I wrote down thoughts, but I guess we all have to start again sometime right? I remember when it seemed all I could do was write; however, lately I have been doing a lot more acting then really thinking. Sounds dangerous, I know. A lot has changed since the last time I wrote. I have changed a lot since I last wrote.

This last year has been quiet the struggle I will admit. Since the end of last summer till now has been a series of triumphs and misfortunes all in a desperate struggle to break away from an old life that was crumbling beneath me in order to save myself and start a new life on the other side of the wreckage. I feel now that the worst is behind me and I feel safe in beginning to write as my life begins to stabilize itself beneath me. Why is this important? Well because honestly it is very pointless to write down unstable thoughts in unstable times. An idea could easily change course and become something else entirely. However, maybe writing would have accelerated some of my thoughts had I sat down and wrote them. Honestly though I couldn't seem to write at all. I tried, but I couldn't put my thoughts together.

A lot has happened since then, but perhaps that is a story for another time.

For now let’s just catch up to current events!

Since my back injury earlier this summer I have lost my job at the plumbing company and haven’t been able to do as much as I have use to do. After a couple weeks of chiropractic visits and several months of therapy I have regained most of my mobility in my lower back. However, I couldn't walk the first few days which was pretty scary and I had some severe back pains a couple of weeks out. The chiropractor said that my back had been twisted out of alignment causing my back muscles to contract on themselves to protect the spine. I guess little did they know that they were hurting me, but hey, at least my spine was safe haha. I am pretty much straightened out, and still doing a lot of back exercises to work out the last little bit, but I am doing a lot better. I still can’t touch my toes which really bugs me haha.

Luckily workers compensation took care of me while I was down; unfortunately though I will not be able to return to my old job. Though I am doing much better my back still gets tired quickly, and if I am not careful I sometimes tweak it just enough to cause it to hurt again for a day. I hope that is nothing to worry about, but it is happening less frequent and for shorter periods of time as I continue to get stronger.

In the mean time I have found a new job that I can actually do and have been able to continue making rent! That’s right I have moved out of my parents place for good and am now living in a house with a couple of friends of mine. It’s pretty great so far! Rent is surprisingly cheap and a house no less! No wall to wall neighbors and no annoying landlords. It’s in a nice neighborhood right in the middle of the city next to all the main attractions and far enough from my parents that they don’t bother me all the time. Though I can’t say as much for their end as I go over and visit them and my brothers all the time. However, not as much anymore as I use to, I guess I just don’t have anything left over there that I need to move over here!

Anyways, life is starting to look up and I am glad. This last year was a nightmare and I almost thought I wouldn't make it here, but like always I came out on top. So now that I have finally dug myself out of the poor class and moved my way into the middle class I think I will enjoy this lifestyle for a little bit and take it all in before looking towards more ambitious goals. Hey, I made it this far, why stop now?

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