asher63 (asher63) wrote,

Getting out.

Sometimes if you push harder, you can surprise yourself. A couple of weeks ago I did that. There were two weeknight events that I wanted to go to, both of them in Portland (about an hour from Hillsboro by city bus) in a single week, and I wasn't sure if I'd have the energy. But I went to both, and was glad I did. The first event was the Peter Hook concert Tuesday night. The following Thursday it was the WalkAway event with Dinesh D'Souza and Andy Ngo - as well as WalkAway founder Brandon Straka, and radio host Lars Larson.

I only stayed for the first half and had to miss Dinesh, but it was good to see Andy. I'd been following him on social media (and met him once or twice in person) since the whole business around him getting fired from the Portland State newspaper. But it was a great event and I was glad I went - it was sold out with 500 seats, and no trouble to speak of from the other side. (They had about 20 of their folks across the street, wearing black masks, yelling curses, and chanting unintelligible slogans.)

Anyway, I've felt energized ever since then. I made it through the week fine, and realized I had more energy than I thought. I realized that a lot of what I thought was being tired was just me telling myself that I should expect to feel tired. Once I changed that mindset, I found I could accomplish a lot more.
Tags: life, old age and treachery

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