Spring is right around the corner, and it’s time for positive changes! Sometimes that means spring cleaning, revisiting those recently forgotten New Year’s resolutions, or getting involved in something new that benefits your community. I am overjoyed at some familiar faces stepping up to become Block Club Captains! Woo hoo! However, this year, for me, it means getting healthy again, physically and mentally.
With the recent purchase of a brand new treadmill, which is obviously in cahoots with the vacuum cleaner to torture the dogs, I have committed to getting back into shape. I long to be able to jump on my bike again and ride anywhere in Midtown without passing out or throwing up. Between my recently discovered love for craft beer (damn you, Memphis Made!), and my bad habit of binge-watching Netflix all night, I don’t expect this to be easy by any means. But I am resolved to persevere, and my neighbors can have a good laugh if they catch a glimpse of me clumsily lumbering on the treadmill watching a TV turned up loud enough to drown out the barking dogs.
As many of you know, I have a tendency to take things way too seriously and personally. I also have a tendency to hold on to negative feelings or to stress out about things beyond my control. And believe me when I say that it is not the healthiest way to live. My late resolution for 2015 is to focus on the positive things going on in my life and in my community, and to essentially be the “happy face” of the CYCA. If anything, a constant smile on my face will possibly freak out my neighbors, which is always a plus. Won’t you join me? — June Hurt