Friday, May 24, 2019

May 24th, 2019 A Break

May 24th, 2019 A Break

Yesterday was a 4-star day: I maintained the integrity of my calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I met my daily water goal, and I stayed well connected with exceptional support.

The flooding in this area has reached historic and record-setting levels. Everything that goes with that has happened; roads being completely washed away, a building literally falling into the earth, people and animals being rescued from rising waters, neighborhoods being evacuated, and tragically, loss of life. A lot of people are affected in this area.

The phones at the studio yesterday afternoon and evening were constantly lighting up when rumors of a water plant shutdown were running rampant across social media. We were able to go straight to the source and secure the City Manager for an in-studio LIVE interview last night where he confirmed, without room for speculation--the water plant was operating normally and would continue operating normally. It felt good to do something so perfectly aligned with our core mission as local broadcasters; to serve and inform our listeners.

For me, personally, I'm fine. This past week has meant a lot of extra work for many of us at the radio station, but it's been necessary and when you feel like what you're doing is making a positive difference in a horrible circumstance, it's all worth the effort.

As far as the specific effect on me and my plan, schedule, and otherwise--sure, it's presented some challenges, but I've managed. I've fallen behind in posting this blog at consistent times, and no workouts lately--just taking care of my food plan has been the thing and less sleep, which isn't necessarily a new challenge. I've had some late dinners lately--but again, not necessarily a new thing for me. The thing is this--when circumstances demand flexibility, we must adjust while maintaining certain boundaries--a simplification, if you will, where the plan--perhaps modified, isn't sacrificed. Excess food wouldn't change the weather or the schedule. So, we carry on and hope for the best--and the circumstances will improve because they always do.

The sun is shining brightly this morning. I'm getting ready for two back to back location broadcasts today, one at a big blood drive and the other at a grocery store's Memorial Weekend sale. I plan on donating blood during the broadcast, so that'll be good. I'm about to prepare a good breakfast and make my way into this day. More storms are expected to develop this afternoon and tonight, so there's that possibility for later. I hope not. This area could use a break.



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Sean

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