Blogiversary - six months

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It’s hard to believe that my first official post to this blog was six months ago. Technically, my first post was July 23, but I only used that one as a basis to build my template and then deleted it.

I had been playing around with Movable Type on an extremely limited basis since the fall of 2003, but it wasn’t until this past summer that a good friend and fellow blogger talked me into starting my own blog.

It had been a crazy summer, and I had a great deal on my mind to unload. For one thing, I was quite distressed that I had backslid so significantly from my last successful weight loss attempt. Also, my five-year college reunion had started out the season, and reunions, for me, always seem to bring doubts about the tapestry of my life rushing to the forefront. A couple of weeks later, I traveled to Vancouver for a conference, where I got into a car accident. No one was injured, but I smashed up a rental car (and the other car) pretty badly.

A few weeks after that was one of the more spontaneous moments of my life. I knew that I needed to get over my greatly exacerbated fear of driving. A woman that I had strong feelings for had gone up to a jazz festival in Montréal. One of my best friends convinced me to follow her up there. I ended up driving all the way to Québec, finding her in a crowd of more than 100,000 after less than ten minutes of searching, spending the day with her and her boyfriend and half a dozen other people, and then driving back—without sleeping. Some day I may tell the entire story of that adventure here, but not today…

Fast forward another couple of weeks to when I took a week’s vacation to remodel my bedroom and create this blog. Coincidentally, that very same week I also did something that I had resolved to do back in Montréal. It did not go well.

Here we are six months later—so much has changed; so much has stayed the same. My body is now around 65 pounds lighter, so this really isn’t much of a weight loss blog anymore. My blog is no longer anonymous (once the boss of my boss’s boss stumbled upon my blog and figured out who I was, there didn’t seem to be much point). I’m still single; that part never seems to change. I now have a part time teaching job in addition to my day job. I have since become an iPodder, and my newest Mac has triple the megahertz. My bedroom remodeling project still remains unfinished.

I can’t wait to see what the next six months bring.

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The fear of driving is an nasty condition - virtually self-feeding. What I mean is that avoidance of driving supplies the sufferer a sense of security, a positive sensation, if you will, which reinforces the phobia. Not to mention, the most significant result is often times remoteness from signficant relationships - face it, we live in an downtown sprawl modern society and it takes some sort of vehicles to in physical form get in touch. Thankfully, there are treatments that will help persons escape. Thanks very much for taking time to write you blog as this is a very important topic!