so it goes

before and after losing 100 pounds
before and after I lost 100 pounds

“So it goes.”  – Kurt Vonnegut, in  Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children’s Crusade: A Duty Dance with Death, by Kurt Vonnegut, a Fourth-Generation German-American Now Living in Easy Circumstances on Cape Cod [and Smoking Too Much], Who, as an American Infantry Scout Hors de Combat, as a Prisoner of War, Witnessed the Fire Bombing of Dresden, Germany, ‘The Florence of the Elbe,’ a Long Time Ago, and Survived to Tell the Tale. This Is a Novel Somewhat in the Telegraphic Schizophrenic Manner of Tales of the Planet Tralfamadore, Where the Flying Saucers Come From. Peace.

I’ve always loved that title, that book, that author, that quotation.  I can’t think of better words to describe a healthy lifestyle, at least from a mental point of view… but I’m actually thinking more about the physical.

Speaking of that, I’m going to make an attempt to write more about health on this blog, and the effect of health on (and against) gaining financial independence.  I was an exceptionally healthy guy who’s now slid into, well, unhealthiness, even while doing well financially.  I’m going to write more about getting healthy again and how that affects finances.  It’s a fairly good niche, although it’s been covered before, but it’s the biggest single challenge facing me, and since I need something more specific to focus on, that’s it.  I’m making good money, I have a good career, but health is becoming a challenge thanks to a desk job (you don’t think when you’re healthy that you’re going to get early signs of carpal tunnel syndrome…) and my own poor choices, and I’m going to write about getting back to success in health and fitness.  I’ve written about it before in 101 thoughts on losing 100 pounds and you’ll see more of it soon.  It’s going to have to be my focus, even exceeding finances.

I was in a couple of carnivals, and one article I’d like to mention:


One Reply to “so it goes”

  1. I remember reading about an old Italian proverb, which perfectly sums it up! – “He who enjoys good health is rich, though he knows it not”

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