Took a couple months off from blogging ...
Fall has been busy. Busy, but not entirely stressful. Work kicked into high gear right at the beginning of September. This is what I was looking forward to when my role changed, so that's why I haven't been stressed. I'm still sleeping well. Every day is busy, but not soul-crushing. There are good days and bad, but I'm so much happier than I was six months ago. Summer ended, and it was back to a routine that was bound to be busier, not just because of school, but also because summer tends to be slower at work.
Then the Cubs made the playoffs and I watched 17 games over the past month. Lori was out of town for a few days, and everything seemed a bit less productive, a bit less structured. But I finally feel like I'm coming up for air. This next week will be busy, for sure, but I'm optimistic about it.
Today was my 46th birthday. The Cubs won the World Series last week, and Lori and the boys bought me championship gear as my present. I got through the summer. I got through much of the fall. I sense that 46 is going to be good. Today was a good birthday. I got to sleep late, an extra hour, thanks to the time change. Ben and I played boardgames the last two nights. And the Cubs are world champs.
The future is bright.