I’ve been up for about an hour now, due to the sudden wave of tiredness I felt around 8 O’clock last night. I figured that since I was feeling so tired that I could sleep in until 6am, but man was I mistaken. For some reason, after approximately six hours of sleep, I woke up and couldn’t force myself to go back to sleep. It was fairly odd.

To assist in getting myself “tired” again, I decided to hop onto the computer to work on an “annual” blog/reflection. Writing it up has really helped me reflect on a lot of things that have happened in the past, and not specifically things that have happened within the last year. I’ve thought about adding pictures to it, but I feel like if I were to write in a real journal – there wouldn’t be any pictures – so I might not add any.

Other than that, I’m contemplating going to the gym when it opens in about two hours. I guess that depends on whether I’ll be asleep around that time or not.

Life is such a great thing to reflect on. It’s just so fascinating how no matter how much time we spend getting to certain places in our life, you can always reflect back and see the path we managed to etch along the way. Interestingly, the place we end up is never quite as meaningful, as the path getting there was. I’m not trying to downplay some of the outstanding events that occur in the daily lives of others; such as marriage, or the birth of a newborn baby; but isn’t the reflection of everything that occurred up to that significant point, just as crucial to the emotional reaction and ride?

I found an interesting quote that I’m using in the blog mentioned earlier, that talks about how “middle age” is the perfect age. You’re not overly zealous and naive about the world, as you were as a child; but at the same time you’re not at a point where there is nothing you can’t do or change in your life to make it more enjoyable. To be quite honest, although I have gripes and complaints about certain things, I can’t help but be optimistic about this life. There’s so much to see, to do, and to experience that nothing should really keep you from doing those things.

I feel like I’m rambling on, so I think I’m going to try a crack at going back to sleep. I feel like I just had to get some things out of my mind and written down before I could really catch some Z’s. Good morning to all!