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ButterflyEffect  ·  924 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 14, 2016

Had this weird moment a few days ago where I just felt...happy and in the moment. Was at a bar with some friends before one went on a few week vacation, and just felt very in tune with everything, it's really hard to describe but I had absolutely no feelings of anxiety, wasn't thinking much, and just enjoying the conversation and the way I was feeling at that time. This partially carried over to the next day, but I think it's getting to the point where because of everything that has happened this year, it's easier to be happy and appreciate what I do have. Especially physically now that I'm back to heavy running.

As a birthday present I took myself to a welding course at a local fab lab. Really glad I did it, wouldn't mind practicing more often but I'm not really sure how to go about that shy of getting a membership at a Fabrication Lab somewhere. Look at how ugly these welds are! (Note: I have never touched a welder prior to last night)




steve  ·  924 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    just felt very in tune with everything, it's really hard to describe but I had absolutely no feelings of anxiety, wasn't thinking much, and just enjoying the conversation and the way I was feeling at that time.

once at large dinner with friends... I had this same sensation... it was like I floated outside of my body and could look down on the situation with pure joy and "presentness".

strangely - as I looked around the table, I happened to look at mike and after discussing it later - we were both having similar, happy-in-the-moment-completely-present moments. Crazy synchronicity.

Cherish that... it's a beautiful thing. but like remembering a dream - the harder I search for moments like that - the quicker they flee away.

mike  ·  924 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Aaahhh... yes I remember that. And I remember realizing that steve was also in the same moment. It's good to remember these moments, and cherish them as they happen.

ButterflyEffect  ·  924 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's carried over since that day, to some extent I don't feel quite like the same person I was and the only thing I can somewhat attribute it to is all the running/fitness as of late...which half-serves as a meditative 30-60 minutes and release of endorphins/what-have-you.

No need to search for it, that's for sure. Which is how I feel about a lot of things right now.

OftenBen  ·  924 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think I might be figuring out what it's like to be alive and not constantly at war with myself.

It's pretty damn awesome. Keep up that personal growth and satisfaction.

Happy Belated

flac  ·  924 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oh shit, that sounds like a really cool thing to work on learning! Were the pieces all pre-cut, or did you do that as well?

ButterflyEffect  ·  924 days ago  ·  link  ·  

They were pre-cut HOWEVER! the same place offers a course in plasma cutting which I fully intend on taking the next time they offer it.

mknod  ·  924 days ago  ·  link  ·  

NICE!