21.Jan.2013 at 21 | Be the first to comment
So apparently today is Blue Monday – the day that was calculated as the saddest day of the year using a combination of factors such as: Debt, time since Holidays, failed New Year’s resolutions, weather, and lack of motivation. I’ve never heard of this until today, and I can definitely see how all of those factors could combine to make someone feel down.
But, I’m happy to say that I’m not feeling Blue at all. I’m in the third straight weekend of getting up at 6am for workouts, I’ve been eating well, and I’ve been getting a lot of studying in. I’m 3/4′s of the way done with the Ruby unit at Codecademy, and I’m really starting to click with the way the language is designed. It’s so enjoyable to use and everything just makes sense. My understanding of Rails is getting better as well, and I’m starting to be able to figure out an app by looking at it’s source code. I still need more practice, so I’m going to keep at it.
On another note, Jeannie and I were going to be leaving for Calgary/Banff in a few weeks, but decided to cancel that trip as it was adding up to be more expensive than we initially thought, and that it just wasn’t the right time for it. I was really looking forward to seeing my family out there and doing some riding in Banff, but that’s the way it goes. The good news is that instead I’ll be heading out to Vancouver/Squamish/Whistler!
I’ve got some friends that live out in Squamish, including a buddy of mine who I used to ride with that took a winter off work to spend out there. I got my flight with Aeroplan points, and I’m staying at my friends place, so other than lift tickets, it’s as cheap as a snowboarding trip can get.
I’m super stoked about getting back to BC. I haven’t been since 2010 when I was there to ride and watch the Olympics, and I was planning on moving out there when I met my wife Jeannie – so obviously that plan fell to the wayside. Riding out in Whistler/Blackcomb is just unreal compared to riding in Ontario. It’s about ten times bigger than anything we have here, and the options are endless. I’ve been working out hard to prepare, but I need to make sure I get some more riding time in before I go. It’d be a shame to be out there and still be shaking the rust off. Plus, it’s just a relaxed environment in general, so it’ll be a good time guaranteed.
Anyway – I’m writing this while waiting for some files to upload, so it’s time to get back to work. I’ve been moving forward with my goals exactly how I want to, so I just need to keep at, and the results will come in time. No time to be blue, Monday or not!