New raptors to watch grow up...
Great Spirit Bluff Peregrin Falcons
Hopefully, I have removed the magic vanishing words this time...
What I find absolutely fascinating is that these babies behave exactly like the baby eagles, clear down to how they poop. You could swap out the eggs and the parents wouldn't know the difference, except for size and tone of screeching. Spellbinding, actually.
Today's fortune cookie said I enjoy striving for the finer things in life. Not that I get them but that I strive for them. I like that. I do aim high. I've been told by several people that I set the bar way too high. But why be forced to settle. Now choosing to lower the bar, that's different. That's finding someone or something worth keeping. The question now? How to get back to striving? How to get past what I have learned, which is that perfection is impossible? If I can't attain perfection, the best, then what do I strive for? (Rhetorical question.)
My health. I have joined the gym on campus. I have been a member for 6 days and haven't gone yet. When I get done here I will be searching out my old exercise list and my weight lifting gloves and trying to find some clothes to wear, including Tink's shirt since it is the exercise variety, and hieing myself over there tomorrow. My goal, to attain the level of physical perfection that I had at 25. This was not easy to achieve. Working out lifting free weights 3-4 days a week, running 3 miles 3-4 days a week. While living in a dorm and only working full time. No house to maintain, no yard to mow, didn't have to fix my own food, no garden, no school. But muscle has memory so it's just a matter of getting started. And I'm tired of the edema. And the fat. I want to send my picture to a fitness contest and not be laughed out of the room. (This also means that my boobs will shrink, which I am perfectly okay with.)
School. I want to get As in my classes. I am tired of squeaking a B because of the curve. I'd rather earn an A but I don't apply myself. I am squeaking Bs while barely trying, so I really could get As. But it is easier to go online and talk to you guys than it is to apply myself to a text.
I would like to have friends and throw parties, but don't know when I would have time while exercising and studying and maintaining a job. And, I have been in this town since 2001 minus 1 year and have no prospects on that front. So not going to worry about that.
So I am going to hang up now so I can go find my gym stuff, clean a few things up around the house, and make some progress. It will be so nice to be fit again, and to have a reason to be proud of myself. Class starts June 11 so I have a small window to set that habit of gym time. My birthday is in 5 months and 22 days and I haven't lost any of the weight I wanted to lose by then.
Have a fun night!