Thursday, August 13, 2009

Back again...

OK - so I guess I'm 4 for 4 in terms of intending to keep doing blog articles while I'm out of town on vacation or at a conference and finding myself not doing it. I don't think I really need to understand it or make excuses for it. I think I really need to just accept that I can only really "be" in one place at a time and just allow that I may not be blogging regularly when I am otherwise out of my normal haunts.

Lesson learned...

I really enjoy continuing to read and comment on blogs while I'm away.

It (reading blogs) seems to have solved a problem I've had for years when I can't seem to get to meetings when there are other, like-minded, folks I can share a cuppa with after a meeting can do the fellowship I crave. Even when I can get to an out-of-town meeting and, in the rare occasion when we're truly included and welcomed, they're not like we are in my home AA community. Reading and commenting on blogs regularly seems to fill some of that need.

So, I'm at odds about wanting to blog on many things this day. I think I'll try hitting the high points - some of which might turn into articles (or not) later on:
  • I love the whole Puget Sound area - we made it to a few islands this trip and I think it's the one place beyond Colorado and Hawaii where I could make a home - there is that weather thing up there but I might be willing to try it someday...
  • I love to fly in the window seat - still, after all these years and miles. While I've never been a true "road warrior", in one of my former lives I traveled >20K miles a year for several years. As much as I wanted to feign just being another jaded aisle-seat traveler, I still can just stare out the window for hours at 30k+ feet.
  • I especially love to fly west from Denver. I'm just amazed at the landscape - the folds and tucks of the mountains and the plains. After 100's of hours observing the terrain, I still often get lost and am surprised what route I've been on.
  • One of my favorite scenes is Mt. Rainier popping up through the clouds.
  • I get that, as much as I love our kids and g'kids, they will get to make up their own lives and learn from their own mistakes. I'll get to love them the whole way.
  • My life and the principles I live by are somewhat unique in the world today.
  • I am being offered a chance to (possibly) contribute to the future of AA in a way that is exciting and scary. I wonder how much prayer this deserves...
  • I am feeling "off-balance" in my life. This has been going on for months and might just be how this part of my life is going to feel. I'm accountable to my sponsor and it's generally good stuff (I try not to judge) but it just feels like my legs aren't under me.
  • I should be working on filing our taxes instead of writing this. It's one of my least favorite things but, guess what?
  • I hate how, when you open a bullet list, it just seems like it will never end...
I think this life is better than any alternative I can come up with today...

5 comments:

Steve E. said...

Even though a bit of strife,
I cannot think of better life.

My computers, desktop age 6 years, and my new laptop--both are made by Puget Computers, located you-know-where. I've never been more happy with computers of any brand--of course, I've never owned a Mac. That will be next, about 5 years out.

Carol said...

And so we plod along (plog?), trudging that road . . .

Mary Christine said...

Glad you are continuing to blog while you are away. I always do even though sometimes I don't mean to.

dAAve said...

LOL @ MC

I also love to fly and stare out of the window. I used to fly that much too and looked forward to every flight. Glad you posted and shared your gratitude today.

Syd said...

I like to see the mountains of the West and Mt. Ranier and St. Helens. I think that your work with AA and its future is really important. Good for you. Enjoy your trip.