I know that I've spent a great deal of my life fighting change, but lately, I find myself embracing it. Not change for the sake of change, but just change.
Let me just put it out there (since more than one person IM'd me about it) that yes, I changed my Facebook booty call status to "in a relationship," with Diana. We first met about two months ago, things seem to be going well, and I'm not afraid to say that I really dig her. We talked tonight for about an hour and a half about "serious" stuff and mundane work stuff alike. We've subjected each other to family and friends, she seems not to mind my coaster nonsense, and we find certain things about the other's lives fascinating. Did I mention that I really like her?
Meeting someone new has caused me to explore new things, or old things I want to do more of. Chief among these are cooking and reading for pleasure, of which I find myself doing more of. In many cases I can do both. For example, I'm reading Alton Brown's I'm Just Here For The Food, which is exactly the kind of book I can get into. He's not about all of the arbitrary and subjective shit, he's about the physics and chemistry. That's interesting to me!
I think I also mentioned that I'm going to read all of the Potter books. Yeah, I got the hardback box set, because they look nicer on the shelf. I finished the first, and I'm sure I'll start the second one tomorrow.
I'm revisiting some of the more sciencey programming books I have too. Frankly, I feel like now I understand them. That's a bonus. I'm not writing a ton of code right now, but I do bang out some stuff when the mood strikes. I can't bring myself to impose the sense of urgency I had during Jeff Putz week though, and I'm OK with that.
I'm feeling better about my weight too. I didn't lose any this week (well, maybe I did, but in the half-pound range which I can't see on my scale). I ate like a pig this weekend, so maybe I just need to bust out the DDR and skip a burrito this week. I'm not sure what my appearance is like, but I'm feeling better, and that's what's most important.
My house feels under control. The landscaping is neat (more or less), the most offensive Luna pee carpet is gone, my office/lounge is pimp and I'm generally keeping the place more tidy than I used to. I feel like a real homeowner!
I just got a text message from Stephanie, and I'm excited to share that she bought a condo tonight! Having her own place has always been a priority, and she finally just did it. And she gets to see mountains every day. I'm really happy for her. Her journey might have gone a very different path from mine, but it makes me happy to hear hers is becoming a happy one.
So as I sip some wine before bed, which is also something new for me, I conclude by asking myself, "Self, why do you write about this shit online? Who cares?" Well, I know I've mentioned that there's something therapeutic about writing out your thoughts, but I've also come to realize that there's some value in documenting your life for yourself. And bits are cheap, so why not? Besides, we have kind of a support group where we jerk... I mean, look out for each other and give each other encouragement. It's pretty swell!