Category the wanderlust diaries

I attempted to take a progress "selfie" this morning, but my insecurities got the best of me.


Somewhere deep in the back of my mind I have this fear that my body doesn’t respond to diet and exercise. And while I know this is somewhat irrational, thoughts of “what if there’s something wrong with me?” often clog my brain. What if I have a metabolic disorder?Are my testosterone levels abnormal? Is my […]

Lessons learned by an emotional exhibitionist

Yikes! It’s been more than a week since my last post. Clearly I’ve drifted far off the path to my goal of posting 30 days of consecutive diary entries. It’s okay, I’m not going to get too bent out of shape over it. This was a self-imposed goal and the reality is that my world […]

The Middle Age Spread

I weighed myself at the gym this evening after my workout and was shocked to see the scale read 179.5. That means I’ve gained nearly ten pounds since the beginning of the year. I think it’s been the good kind of gain given that my clothes haven’t gotten any tighter. Let me take that back, […]

The Beat Goes On

So here I am at the end of the day and I find myself on the patio of Senior Tequila sipping a strong lime margarita on the rocks. I’m by myself and I’m already three sheets to the wind. Earlier this evening I went to happy hour at The North Point Grill with a few […]

Previously on the Wanderlust Diaries

Hello and welcome. If you’re new to this blog or visiting for the first time, let me give you a cliff notes run down to catch you up. Currently, you find me in the midst of a personal writing challenge to blog 30 consecutive days of diary entries. Can I actually portray snapshots of my daily happenings […]

Dirty Money

It was announced today that Cleveland is one of two finalist cities in the running to host the 2016 Republican National Convention, and I am not at all happy. A lot of people here are excited about this because analysts forecast it will bring $200 million plus to the local economy. And while I realize […]

What Color Were His Eyes?

There’s a tall, beefy (in a muscular way) blond guy who just sat down at the table next to me in the sushi restaurant where I’m having lunch. Although blonds aren’t really my type, I’d be amiss if I didn’t describe him as being quite easy on the eyes. The one thing that’s for sure caught […]

Rainy Days and Mondays

I arrived at the office around 8:40 this morning and nearly fell off my feet when I walked into a clean orderly workspace. I had all but forgotten that I spent Friday afternoon organizing my office and purging unnecessary papers and files. What a pleasant way to get the week started. Perhaps I’ll make it […]

The Gym Rat

I think I might be turning into a gym rat. This morning I woke up feeling stronger and more powerful than usual. I’ve been feeling so much better since I started working out again so naturally all I could think about was getting to the gym when the alarm went off. I’ve discovered that striving […]

Rejection is the Greatest Aphrodisiac

Today turned out to be one of those perfect summer days. I simply cannot describe it any other way. I awoke at 8 a.m. and was greeted by a light breeze and a little summer rain. By the time I was dressed and ready to take the dog for his walk the rain was gone. […]


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