The New City YMCA on Halsted will close this Sunday, June 30. My wife and I have been members for two years, and it’s with a heavy heart that we’ll leave that multicolored building behind. I was resistant when Erika first took me there back in July 2005 but, with her prodding, I quickly found regular exercise incredibly beneficial for my physical and mental health. We’re going to move on to another Y for now, but the memories we leave at New City—the ones to be buried in the rubble when the wrecking ball hits—will make any new location feel like something less than home.
Though it may seem silly that the closing of a gym could mark the end of an era in someone’s life, it is nevertheless true for me. With that in mind—and, again, with a heavy heart—I’m announcing the end of Wound Up. I feel this site (and its earlier incarnation) was, like Picodiribibi, tied to a particular part of my life, and that part passed when I left my last job.
I will continue to keep this site alive. It’s a personal journal of sorts for me, so I don’t want it to disappear. You can also use the links at right to visit the old Woundup and Picodiribibi.
Thank you for reading my blog. If I ever decide to start a new one, I’ll let you know.