I gave a presentation at work, about a week ago. Though nervous, I was thankful for the opportunity. Part of my plan for personal and professional development calls for me to get comfortable with — maybe even good at — public speaking. It turns out Google/YouTube is a great place to work on public speaking. There are professional development courses you can take, and when you give a presentation before the whole company, there’s someone available to work with you to help make sure your presentation is worth sitting through.
It’s 2:00 AM, and I’m about to lose an hour as I set my clock forward. I’ve just come through one of the most challenging work weeks I’ve ever experienced. I’ve discovered that I’ve gained ten pounds since I hit the lowest weight from my doctor-recommended weight loss a few years back. These all were somewhat challenging things to deal with, but the thing that pushed me over the edge was spending an hour arguing with an idiot I didn’t know on Facebook. It was in those moments that I realized what little control I’d been exercising over my life. I am in need of a fresh start.