Last weekend something happened that surprised me a bit.
If you’ve been following the blog thus far this year, you may know that in preparing these weekly posts I like to, in theory, write throughout the week so I don’t have too much to pull together Friday evening or Saturday morning before publishing.
Often, and usually because I didn’t follow through on things, it still comes down to Friday or even Saturday morning till I get any writing for that weeks blog post done. I usually complain a little bit about it, but proceed to publish whatever it is I come up with, even if at times it is a bit under baked.
Well late last week I still wasn’t sure what I was writing about, I had a couple of ideas, but nothing that seemed super great, so it wasn’t till late Friday evening that I started writing a bit around the fact that, at times, I really want to quit things. The decision to “quit something” or “keep on” can be pretty complicated. In a nut shell that is all I was trying to say in last weeks post.
After writing a few ideas down Friday evening, I got up a bit early Saturday morning because I was planning to go turkey hunting with my brother, but, because it was raining pretty heavily when we first got up, we decided not to go chase birds. Instead I had about an hour to pull the post together and try to get it published before I needed to move on to other things.
I think I just might be on the way to getting my morning routine back. (When I first wrote this sentence the helpful autocorrect changed what I typed to “mourning routine”, perhaps that is a sign? :) )
In today’s post I thought it might be interesting to look back through my Amazon purchase history and write a bit about a few things that I’ve purchased that have either made my life better or more enjoyable. Perhaps I’ll also throw in a few things that turned out the other way as well.
Welcome to Saturday! I hope your week has been above average to exceptional!
It has been a bit since I’ve done a recap of how my “2019 goals” are going. The biggest reason for not updating you was my being in Budapest for a month, which provided me with afairbitofcontent. However that isn’t the only reason… the other reason is that some of these things have really been a struggle, or I’ve become a bit complacent and have convinced myself from time to time to skip/ignore some of them.
At any rate, it’s time to face the music. Part of why I wanted to start blogging again was for the accountability that it provides. As a possibly somewhat vain human I find that putting my work, and the things that I’m working on out in the public, provides a good source of “encouragement” to actually do the things!
So, with no further ado, let’s dive into the list of things I’ve set out to work on this year.
Last week I published an overview of how January went. I was pretty happy with how I had done working towards a number of my goals.
Perhaps I set myself up for a bit of a regression with that post… whatever the reason, this week came along and had a couple of major frustrations and derailments in the goals areas.
Before we go on… I’m not giving up on all of these goals I’m working on, but I sure thought about giving up on at least a few of them this week. This blog post was almost titled “why I decided to give up on all of my goals.” (That isn’t entirely true, but it was discouraging.)
Since the things I write here are basically a “look into the thoughts inside my head” a generally scary place to look, I thought I would practice some honesty and tell you how things went this week.
Nothing Seemed To Work
I don’t think I’m alone in this, but from time to time I’ll have a week (or even just a day) where it seems like nothing is working. Everything that can go wrong does go wrong.
I just sat down in my chair and got my iPad and keyboard out. It is time to buckle down and work on this weekends blog post.
Before I get started I sip my “water.” It is an experimental concoction of water, lemon juice, stevia and apple cider vinegar. It’s not horrible, but it really isn’t that good. I should have stopped with the lemon juice and stevia. I need the electrolytes, but I could have just swallowed a pinch of salt instead of mixing it in my cocktail.
I’m also not 100% convinced that I need apple cider vinegar in the morning.
It feels like a lot of what I’m eating or drinking (or not eating/drinking) is an experiment these days.
In fact it feels like a lot of my life is an experiment right now.