Twenty-four hours out and I’m still in shock. The silence in my house after the game was incredible. Everyone just went through the motions of cleaning up, mouths agape. Each time my mind has been idle today, the thoughts of the game, the season, and the loss crept in…
For my own sanity, I need to have a gameplan. I know myself and I’ll dwell on this for a long time. So, I’m going to do my post-superbowl website update and podcast, then I’m turning off the NFL Network, sports talk radio and marking all sports blogs “mark all as read” for awhile. If not, I’ll have to re-live it over and over, and listen to all the Monday Morning Quarterbacks and Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda‘s. I’ll be taking a posting of Patriots stuff sabbatical for a bit during this offseason to regroup.
Since training camp and most especially during the playoffs, it was all about Patriots football for me. I read, watched, and listened to everything I could find related to my team. I’d have NFL Network on constantly, toggled between WEEI and 790theScore during commutes, watched every video and podcast I could find and subscribed to lots and lots of rss feeds. That was in addition to all of the Patriots content that I created as well.
So, the plan is spend that time and energy and put it into some things that I need to do for work and for myself. I’ll be working on the Alternate Assessment for school, getting back to a consistent workout schedule, chipping away at my reading list, taking my dogs for lots of walks once the weather warms up, and making a conscious effort to get more sleep.
I’ll start updating tomorrow until it’s done, but right now.. I’m going to work on that last one… Goodnight!