I'm back (3,300 new miles on my car). I'm safe. I'm unpacked.
And, I'm cold. I heard a sound outside my apartment this morning that sounded like a lawn mower. I thought - "why would someone be mowing the lawn?" Then I realized -- it was a snow blower. I've not heard that sound in many, many years!
I'm totally excited about law school beginning this week. In addition to taking on the challenge of getting good grades this semester, I've not backed off my other commitments (too much). I've decided to join the Speaker's Bureau of the LGBT affairs office and I've enrolled in -- get this -- an undergrad course (just auditing it) called "Dialogues in Diversity". I thought it sounded fun and I thought I might learn something (and, maybe, along the way contribute something).
I'm playing racquetball this morning with a friend from Outlaws. This fits nicely with my new resolve to get back into decent physical shape. I am committed to losing 15 pounds before my birthday at the beginning of March and then another 15 pounds by the end of the semester. As part of my own motivation strategy, I plan to post my progress online (oooh, that does actually put the fear into me! LOL!).
It is nice to be home. I love Florida, I love travel, I love visiting my folks. But, there is just something about your own place and your own bed and your own shower that is comforting.
And, hopefully, I'll have something decent to blog about for a change in the upcoming weeks. If you've stuck around through these past few pitiful weeks, thanks! :)