Thursday, October 2, 2014

October 2nd, 2014 Mother Nature Has A Say

October 2nd, 2014 Mother Nature Has A Say

I was in bed at a decent hour last night. I felt good about it. I was poised to get more sleep than I normally do throughout the work week. Then Mother Nature stepped in and reminded me who was really in control of my schedule. My weather radio started blaring just after 11pm. I don't hear it very often these days--but when it sounds, I'm officially activated and must report to the studio for live on air weather coverage.

I did my job and made it back home and in bed a little after 1am last night and then had some trouble falling asleep. I would estimate I fell asleep about 1:40am. I didn't wake with my usual 4:30am alarm. I slept right through and had to have a colleague step in and handle my show until I arrived shortly before 7am.

October starts our second, less powerful severe weather season. It's really short, maybe a few weeks where the changing of the seasons collide and storms pop. It's part of my job to respond when it happens. I'm just happy it doesn't happen very often this time of year.

My food and exercise were both solid today. I really enjoyed my lunch--oh my--check out the tweet below. The only thing that could have made it better: Grilled peppers and onions--but we don't have that option in the studio kitchen at work...yet.

I wanted to write much more tonight. Writing--digging deeper and dissecting the elements that make up this road many of us travel, brings me great joy. It also brings me clarity in my own trek. Unfortunately, I've run out of time tonight. I set myself a deadline and I'm 4 minutes over at the moment. This "deadline" is actually a clever little reward system I've made for me. If I get my stuff done in a timely manner throughout the day, my reward is---I get to write more later and get more sleep!! If I don't get my stuff done--no writing for me and I still get more sleep!! There may be some days where I'm forced to allow the tweets to tell the story of the day. The point is, make better use of the time earlier--write more later, then still get in bed at a decent time. I think it's a solid plan.

My Tweets today:














Thank you for reading and your continued support. Making this blog important and getting back to consistent posting each and every day, is staying true to the name The Daily Diary of A Winning Loser and it's doing wonders for me in so many ways. This is my 163rd daily post in a row since reinstating my commitment to daily updates. I'm proud of this work!
Strength,
Sean

14 comments:

  1. Thanks for being on guard when storms come, Sean. We are about to get those same storms within the hour this morning, and I am grateful for the folks who get up early to ride it out with us, keeping us informed. Thank you for posting, even on the nights when you post just a little, so you can get rest. It helps to read it and I've learned that willingness and consistency is contagious. God bless you Sean.

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    1. Sorry, I forgot to say that that post was from Shirley from TN.

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    2. Shirley,
      Thank you for your unwavering support. I love what you've written here: "willingness and consistency is contagious." Yes!!
      You're welcome, Shirley...I must say, the daily posting consistency is doing incredible things for me--it's hard to explain, it's the accountability--the joy of writing--the pride of doing something well--sharing it all seems to help others too--and that's always a good thing... I feel very blessed, very blessed indeed.

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  2. I had our weather radio wake is up at 315 am with a real bad storm. I never made it back to sleep so coffee is my friend today! Have a great day!

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    1. Alati--hope you made it through well! Coffee--good!

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  3. I'm in Tennessee, but I think we were hit by the same storm system after it passed through your neck of the woods. I have a Great Pyr that is afraid of storms and tornado sirens, so it was a long night for me, too.

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    1. Oh Connie--I can only imagine! Yes indeed--it was the same system.

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  4. Wow your job sounds super tough!! Good job for eating so well through all the stress!

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    1. Kirtley-- Thank you!! It is a very easy job to me--I'm VERY blessed to do something I love to do, anyway! The schedule does get demanding occasionally--but still, I haven't any complaints.
      I try to keep my food and exercise running consistently in the background each day---a constant, no matter what is happening in the foreground. It's like an antivirus program on your computer...it's always running in the background. I wrote a blog page about this dynamic not too long ago...http://losingweighteveryday.blogspot.com/2014/06/june-29th-2014-always-running-in.html Kirtley--Thank you for your support!!

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  5. proud?
    you should be!
    I'm proud for you!

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  6. You've been consistent in making a whole-hearted attempt to get to bed earlier each day this week. I'm proud of you and excited for all the things that are to come from your improved time management.

    PS: Reply to this comment and suffer the consequences of my wrath! Muh-ha-ha-ha!

    I love you!! That is all. ;o)

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    1. Oh we faithful readers quite like you. Yeap, you're a good match for our dear Sean. Keeping him in line with love.

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    2. LOL---Oh Heather, I love you so much!! Thank you!
      (I replied---are you gonna get me?-- ;)
      Divad--She is a wonderful match and incredibly supportive!! It's amazing how much the two of us click together. I sincerely appreciate your support, Divad, always!

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