…and another thing!
Man that felt good. I’m going to do one more (got to balance-out all the upbeat-ness lately, right?). I’ve got a few more lamentations:
- I am now set for life on irony. Too bad I didn’t have this story when I was in grade school (or on the GRE), since every writing prompt was some version of “write about an example of irony.” I’ve got it covered now: I guest-rode for Team Exergy at Tour of the Gila, did some of my best racing ever, and had the most fun week of my life with those guys. I raced against all the big teams and famous riders. It was a fairytale; a dream come true. And I did pretty well, for an amateur. Life was grand. So of course I decided to take time off from school and chase the dream. And about a week later I crashed at Bear Mountain, and that was pretty much the end of my career. Ironic.
- Will anyone want to read a blog about some guy in grad school? My dream, my exciting life, is over.
- I’ve put years of training and discipline into my current fitness. And now I get to watch my body deteriorate. It’s hard.
- I made a list of Boulder beers that I want to try when I’m allowed to drink again. Then the doctor told me I can’t have any alcohol for an entire year, or my brain won’t heal fully. So much for that.
- I try to make plans for dinner as much as I can, to avoid lonely evenings and help keep the blues away. I’ve had folks cancel on me at the last minute; different people, sometimes several nights in a row. Of course these things happen, but it hurts.
But apparently I don’t have it in me to make an entirely negative post:
I found this on my doorstep the other day. A great friend and amazing person sent me a box of goodies! And how could a package that looks like this not cheer me up?
Thank you Sarah!