Thursday, June 25, 2015

June 25th, 2015 What Brings Me Joy

June 25th, 2015 What Brings Me Joy

Today required a level of personal management that I'm typically not very good at achieving. I would call it "time management," but my perspective has recently been shifted. We all get the same amount of time in the day. Time isn't managed. It's constant. We're the ones who must be managed. Some people pack their day more efficiently than others. I'm most usually in the "others" category.

My workday was solid. I had a good show, accomplished a good deal of production and handled a programming side issue that needed addressed. I felt good about it. Part of managing me, a big part, is making sure I'm applying attention where it must be applied.

I picked up wardrobe shirts after work, for an upcoming performance in a play. As soon as I arrived home, I looked at the clock and this is where the personal management kicked into high gear. I needed a nap, a workout and dinner--all before 6:40pm.

I napped until 3:45, made some coffee--enjoyed a cup, planned dinner--then started the fish baking on low heat, headed to the Y for my workout--then back home by 5:40pm--finished preparing dinner, enjoyed dinner--showered, changed clothes and headed out for rehearsal by 6:37pm.

The good news is, this schedule is VERY temporary--the rehearsal schedule is light (not every night)--and it'll all be finished, performances and all by July 19th.

Doing this play is a positive way for me to celebrate how far I've come while nurturing a core element of who I am and what brings me joy. Why, when I'm already busy and have so many other things I want to accomplish, would I take on a role in another play? 

It all goes back to the "Epiphany Day" (May 15th and 19th, 2014) posts. This is a happiness thing. It wells up happiness inside me.  

Speaking of happiness, it's Throwback Thursday!!
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#TBT ---Official preview photos of the Daddy-Daughter Wedding Day Reveal from Touch of Wonder Photography (www.touchofwonderphotography.com) Shauna Meyer is one incredibly talented photographer! Side note: Shauna has lost an incredible amount of weight over the years. Her personal transformation is outstanding. Oh, and one more thing--the picture where I have my head on her shoulder--yeah--that's pretty much an all out sob. Couldn't help it. It was an awesome cry. Amber is stunningly beautiful. These moments found me looking at her and realizing this is it, this is a closing of one chapter and the opening of another for her...and the flashbacks to her birth and important milestones along the way, kept flowing through my brain. 

I plan on writing more about my maintenance plan tomorrow night and over the weekend.

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Thank you for reading and your continued support,
Strength,
Sean

16 comments:

  1. Thank you for pointing out "Keep it up David" that guy is great. Keep it up Sean!

    --Chris

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    1. Chris, are you referencing an archived post where I mentioned "Keep it Up David?" I agree--he's wonderful! I couldn't figure out where I pointed him out in this post. :) I plan on keeping it up, too!

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  2. The wedding pictures brought tears to my eyes.

    Your daughter is so fortunate. I know, because I also had a wonderful father. Not every girl does... Those who do, find it easy to trust their Father God. You have given her a greater gift than you know.

    Deb

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  3. What beautiful photos ... I am guessing that was your first sight of her all dress up? It seemed as emotional as I imagined it would be

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    1. Yes--They kept me from seeing her until that moment. I didn't realize how powerful it would be to me. I'll never forget it. Thank you, TR!

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  4. Charley Brown? You're a Good Man!!?? The wedding photos are gorgeous, and so touching Sean. You were a proud Dad that day and everyday! I loved participating in plays in high school and college. I'm once again jealous of you, getting to pursue that marvelous hobby as your confidence rises and the scale drops. I'm working on both of those things myself RIGHT NOW!

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    1. I play Van (Linus) in Dog Sees God, a play where all of the Peanuts characters are in high school and dealing with serious life issues!
      Dupster, have you considered seeking out and finding opportunities to reconnect with your love of theater?
      I'm a very proud Dad, yes! And a very lucky one, for sure! I'm very blessed and grateful.

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  5. Beautiful wedding pictures. What a great memory to have! Sorry, I'm a little late, but congratulations on reaching your goal weight. Your journey is so inspiring. Seeing how you are handling losing from your regain gives me so much hope for my own journey. I'm still struggling but I will not give up.

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    1. Katrin, thank you! Even in the darkest, most desperate and hopeless feeling moments-- there's hope. I believe that now because I know where I once was not too long ago.
      Never give up. Ever.

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  6. Is it Where's Wally?

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  7. Best wedding moments ever! All Amber will ever have to do to remind herself that her father adores her is to look at those photos.... just wonderful! As for costuming, not sure on character but you look very innocent and boyish...

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    1. Nicole, thank you! I adore her in every way! I'm a very lucky dad. Blessed and immensely grateful!!
      Oh--and I'll take innocent and boyish--especially since I'm 43. :)

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  8. Thank you for the observation of Managing ourselves because time is constant! So true! Never thought of that before! Those of us that have many interests need to try to not stuff 30 hours of activity in a 24 hour day.
    From the picture I would guess you are going to play a teenager in the musical "School - (something or other - can't remember) & You will have the lead.
    N~

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    1. Yeah, Nancy--the wrong focus and perspective can create tremendous and continued struggle. I'm just learning this in regards to time--and in managing me.
      It is a teenage character! Linus from Peanuts, as a teen..not the lead, but a really good supporting role in an ensemble cast!
      Always appreciative of your support!

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