It’s been just under a week since we returned home from our adventures in Victorville. As expected, both of us were a little bit wiped out for a day or two following our return. Back to our own bed, our own routines. Back to days spent in front of the computer.
I frequently lament life for me is boring. Many of my days are spent staring at a screen browsing Facebook, occasionally tweeting, or ogling photos on Flickr. Now that we have cable again I have added CSI marathons to the list.
I’ve returned to being a couch potato. Or would that be an office chair potato? Either way, it’s the same sedentary lifestyle that contributed to a 40 pound weight gain and depression.
Exercise is encouraged by those who have been supportive of my weight loss journey but admittedly the scorching heat outside kills my motivation and ups the couch potato way of life. I despise walking down the stairs when it’s 109 degrees and/or muggy as all hell.
And when it comes to this blog, the content just isn’t there. I sit back and wonder, “What is there to write about in the first place?” Sure our trip to Victorville was fun and I met some great people but there wasn’t (in my mind) a lot to write about.
One of the reasons I have chosen to major in Journalism at UNLV is not because of career aspirations but rather to learn to tell a better a story from a journalistic perspective when John and I take these road trips. I’m sure there is much to say but I need and want to learn how to write it and do so well.
I keep yapping about getting out there and experiencing life, writing about those experiences, and sharing the photos but it’s been all talk. The hardest part has been putting words into action. Well, that and financial resources. I’ve started taking mental note of things I want to do and say I have done. Here are 5 things off the top of my head:
- Ride the Zipline on Fremont St.
- Visit the top of the Stratosphere and take photos of the view.
- Meet Angel Delgadillo; a Route 66 legend, at his barber shop in Seligman, Arizona.
- Go camping with John somewhere in the desert.
- Travel Route 66 from San Bernadino to Santa Monica and photograph as much as possible.
Consider it a pseudo bucket list. I’m sure I can add many more things on that list but these are just a small handful. The main point is that; as my dad would often say, come hell or high water, I will start making more of an effort to get out more.
And to start, I’m doing something new: Donating blood. One of my favorite coffee shops in Las Vegas; Grouchy John’s, is holding a community event that is seeking donations in the form of blood, school supplies, and food to help those in need. Since my blood type is O negative and it’s considered the universal blood type I decided to participate and later share my experience, at least that’s the plan.
Now, this couch potato needs to get her butt in gear and go do something. What are your plans for the weekend?