100 days to go

This post is a few days late but better late than never. 

Every year, September 22 reminds me of the day that signals the start – and slow strangulation – of countless resolutions. This year is no different.

2021 started with promise of the pandemic ending quickly. We were going back into the office 2 days a week per corporate dictates, life was going to go ‘back to normal’ etc etc.  I’m not sure I would call it ‘normal’ but for a few weeks, at least until early June this year, the commute was a standard feature that bookended daily life again. And with it, exhaustion and lack of sleep.

Not for long though. Come June, we were back into ‘lockdown’, ‘working from home’, blurring the line between work and life, again. The kids weren’t spared either; they too got into the groove (& dare I say enjoyed the longer sleep!)

So with 100 days to go before the year ticks over, I’ve been going over what was important enough to pursue at the beginning of the year. They still remain so.  Reading, writing, exercise, family time, investing, and eating better  continue to get near daily attention. Writing publicly has fallen off the routine, after a rather healthy start, although I’ve continued to journal nearly every day. I got through quite a few books. I’ve taken enough notes to remember and use many ideas in my work/personal life.  The others have had various levels of consistency, maybe becoming secondary to work demands.

So with 100 97 days to go before the year ticks over, I’m aiming to:

  1. Consistent Spencerian alphabets practice: for a long time I’ve wanted to improve how I do this form of ornamental penmanship. I want to do this so I can continue to write letters the old fashioned way to those I love dearly in a form they might want to preserve. Write a quote and publish here every day in Spencerian.
  2. Walk an hour a day EVERY DAY. There have been reasons to not do this, valid ones. This is still a priority that I need to bring to the fore for the next 100 days. This is for me. Take a picture every day, to assist No. 4 below.
  3. Learn, record, and publish my version of a song or poem every week. That is 15 songs before the end of the year. This is to improve my voice so people want to listen to what I have to say.
  4. Write at least 100 words here every day.  Prompts from No. 2 above.
  5. There are couple of family & investment goals that require me to build a system. I might choose to share about those here later .

System over goals; creation over consumption; consistency over quality.


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