My Saturday was simple. I spent most of the day with my family and went to play
a nine-hole course in the morning. Golf is one of the spots that you can
genuinely practice social distancing, and you are outside. I also did a quick
Costco run to get some essentials; eggs, milk, butter, and water. While I was
there, I picked up some more coffee beans and water.
The rest of the afternoon, I spent watching movies and hanging out with the
family.Good news, I have an update from my Dec 2nd post [/got-my-first-covid-19-test/].
I checked out negative as there was no Covid-19 present in me. In the US, the
cases are rising rapidly, and it looks like California will be shutting down
again, only allowing essential businesses to operate. It will get tough also,
and I hope our government can aid those in need and ensure people continue to
have the necessities.
We are prepping for a long winter by ensuring we have the basics. We are also
making One of the best advice that I got for ensuring I stay productive and motivated
is by following advice and guidance from Jake and JZ at Make Time.
> A Friendly Approach to Focus and Energy [https://maketime.blog/]
I've created a daily recurring event that has the following information to
remind me of how I should structure my Todo list for the day:
So far it has helped me stay organized and motivated, however I feel like I need
to work on modifying it so that I can adapt and evolve it to fit m9 months into the pandemic and I've had to get a covid test to confirm if I'm
positive or not. The process was smooth and quick. I didn't have to wait in any
lines nor did I have to leave my car. (Experience was with Kaiser)
Although we didn't have a big Thanksgiving feast, I realize that it's easy for
the bubbles that we make up (different households, friends, family) to
exponentially grow which is why in November we are seeing a huge spike in cases.
I fully understand now that we are in thI can now officially state that I know what it's like to be a remote worker, and
one area that I'm enjoying is being a self-starter and learner. Covid-19 has
caused my company (Ricoh) to go into a fully remote-work mode, and it has taught
me a lot about managing time and creating schedules, boundaries, and committing
to deadlines. I've been able to grow my technology stack, and I've made an
effort to take courses, read books, and do tutorials that enhance my interest in
a problem, project, or cuLife is difficult and we all know that. As I get closer to 40 years of age, I
have realized that there is a certain lifecycle of how we can achieve balance.
You may disagree, but through my experience I have found that these three
factors play a really important role...
Never lose your natural animal instinct to survive. Your early years of life
should all be about survival. Get ahead of the pack; be stronger, smarter, and
motivated. Attack everything in life like it’s a matter ofThe idea of taking action in ones life is taken for granted by some. It is very
easy to declare an endeavor or decide to do something but most of us will not
comply with the simple operation of doing. We have great ideas, yet we have very
little follow up.One thing is certain; we are on earth for a limited amount of
A quote that comes to mind is from Jack London:
> "The proper function of man is to live, not to exist"
In my opinion, Jake was on point as this makes a whole lot of sense Priorities are really hard to set if you don’t have a solid understanding of
what you want out of your life. You have to understand that life is a
nonstructural institution and will not allow you to freely get away with your
bad habits. Life is about evolution and change and its important to understand
this point. You have to evolve every aspect of your life. You have to do this
with the mindset that you are doing this to ensure the quality of your life
remains at a level that will allow you to To me this infamous statement which either tries to make you feel younger or
older, (depending on which sideline you stand) can be misleading and often
condescending. I see age not as a number but as a measurement of how long I have
survived since I’ve entered into this world. Grant it the first years was with a
lot of help with my parents, family and friends.
And now, every year that passes I feel that I grow and add experiences to my
character that feeds my personality and ultimately fuels myLately I’ve been working on balancing my priorities, finances and relationships.
What I’ve learned so far is that it can be overwhelmingly difficult... I’ve
noticed that many factors can play negative roles in hindering my progress,
consistency and time management when it comes to taking action to create new
habits to bring balance. I've come to appreciate that a balanced life doesn't
mean a perfect life. I've learned a balanced life is only balanced if we can
overcome some of the many poor deciI wish I could start this post with some influential words for you but
unfortunately I'm not there yet and because its the first post, I'm still
figuring out the scope of what I will publish on this blog. (which is why the
picture really has no meaning... it was more of an exercise in learning how to
upload images to ghost) So I ask that you bare with me in the early days...
So the topic today is New Year's:
I don’t believe a new year heals the wounds created by any of the previous years