Tuesday, 3 January 2012

If you look hard enough

Yesterday's post sounded all doom and gloom and really I'm not in the throws of a meltdown.  Truly, I'm okay. It is just that reality has jumped right up and then bit me in the ass.  As I'm learning to cope with a parent and their old age, a best friends terminal illness and the general lack of planning for the future on my part, it has really taken its toll on me.  It has been exactly like looking through the Looking Glass to see that measures must be taken as I ease into "old age".  Financial planning and obtaining some sort of medical plan are top priority as we glide into 2012.  Working on contract certainly has its advantages, but it also has many disadvantages...so procuring a medical plan is definitely top of the list.

Considering that I fling myself into wild and crazy adventures with gay abandon and put no real thought of possible consequences, having a back up plan is justified.  One never knows but then again, if we worry about every possible scenario of injury well who on earth would do what we do...swim, bike and run!!!

3k Bring on the Bay finish 2011

Half Iron Cycle 2011

Olympic distance run 2011



As 2012 rumbles on, I'm learning to look more and more at the bright and cheery side of things, like spending quality time with good friends, seeking solace with nature and knowing that no matter what we do in life, none of us get out of this alive...

If you look hard enough...

Life's fun if you don't weaken,

Lily

10 comments:

Born To Endure said...

YOU are doing the right thing..it's called living! You are probably wayyy more healthy because of training and racing..that's a good thing.
2012 will be great!!

Bert said...

This time of year does have that kind of effect: we tend to take stock and make long-term plans. Never a bad thing! Good luck for 2012!!

Carolina John said...

And here I thought you Canadians had the whole health care thing figured out. Good luck and have a great year!

TNTcoach Ken said...

I agree with Bert, it's the time of year also. I'm trying to put myself in my June 3rd frame of mind......

Xenia said...

Ditto what everyone else has already said. You always inspire me, L. Even when I have a sucky year and feel like a blob, your positive attitude reassures me that there is light at the end of the tunnel...as long as I get off my tuckus and start moving towards it. So glad I 'met' you and have the privilege of calling you friend. :)

kilax said...

I love the photos! Very inspiring!

I was thinking the other day about how as I get older, I feel like there is more death and sadness in my life. Well... duh, I am getting older, right? Everyone else is too. I guess I just have a more mature perspective on taking care of myself now!

Grey Beard said...

I'm trying to get my bike clubs interested in offering insurance while on rides - instead of having people sign waivers of liability.

I think this is an idea whose time has come. Active.com had a write-up about it recently, and I am so ready to sign up for such insurance.

For clubs, it would be a boon, as I would do almost all of my rides with a club if it offered insurance.

Groover said...

Argh, you make me worried about my lack of forward planning.

All the best to you for 2012 and I hope that medical plan comes to fruition quickly so you can throw yourself into worry-free adventures! ;)

Marlene said...

Keep living it up, Blog Mama! You have a zest for life, even if you don't feel it every second of every day.

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