Mr OL thinks I get a bit obsessive about some things – like Ironman training or what ever it is that I have going on at that moment. Although I was a bit upset when he said it, I realised that he is quite right.
I get all passionate about “it” (whatever “it” may be), I obsess about “it” for a while, Google and research as much as I can about “it” – then finish, complete or do “it”, once it is over I hit a bit of a depression until I find the next “it”.
This is not good – especially not for career choices. It means that I have yet to find what it is that I enjoy doing and will continue to enjoy doing in the future. How it is good though is that it means I have a broad range of interests and know quite a bit about quite a few subjects. What is that saying “Jack (Jill) of all trades, Master of none” I think that describes me pretty well. I can do lots of stuff reasonably well, but am not exceptionally talented in any. Once I have figured out how to do it I will move on to the next thing. Some things do endure though. I have done TWO Ironman races and I have painted for over 10 years and I have been blogging for over 3 years.
However – I do have a latest (passing) obsession – quilting!!! Go figure?? I can’t stop Googling it, looking at material and researching different styles and stuff. I blame that b#@%@#% playmate. I really enjoyed making it, but realised that as far as quilts go it was not quite up to standard or done in the correct way. Hmmmm, I am NOT going to start quilting –NOT, NOT, NOT!!!!
I will also give you a heads up to what my next obsession is going to be, unless of course ALL my priorities change once the baby is born. It is going to be run training! I need a goal, something to get me out of bed, onto the road and back into shape, and yes something to obsesses about and to research. I need a training program!!! So, me being me I have figured it out. I want to do the Comrades Ultra Marathon in 2011! I have thought about it A LOT, it is something I have always wanted to do and would have done this year if I had not fallen pregnant. I have discussed it with Mr OL (he is hoping once the baby is born I will change my mind but is ok with it if I don’t) and have uhmmm, researched it. Unfortunately it is an “up” run that year but I don’t want to wait till 2012 (baby #2 might get in the way).
So, over the next year and a bit please be prepared to be bored with this blog focusing on 2 main topics – the first being Baby OL and the second being running. In preparation I have bought a running stroller….. I could not get the one I wanted DRAT! They don’t sell BOB strollers in South Africa – they would not even ship me one!!! In fact they would not even ship one to my sister in the UK. So I have had to make do with a local stroller. Not what I wanted but the only reasonable one I could get, it does say on the website not for professional jogging though? Not really sure what that means – but do you think training for the Comrades would be classed as “professional jogging”????
Don’t say I did not warn you!