Tuesday, March 29, 2016

87. Todays

My new schedule. This is probably going to be pretty boring, so I wouldn’t be offended if you skipped this blog post.

I’m adjusting to a new schedule since moving to my new place. It’s a little bit of work, but overall, I’m getting used to it. I’ve been getting up at about 6:50. Luckily, I just bought a new coffee pot that has an automatic timer, so I don’t have to worry about an unfilled coffee pot. That’s some good motivation to get out of bed.

I didn’t really drink that much coffee prior to leaving the house in Wyoming. I might have half a cup, but not much more than that. Now I’ve got at least three cups in me before leaving for work. That’s bit of adjustment in many areas. (If you know what I mean.)

I no longer have to drive 15 minutes to get to the Forest Lake bus station. Now I just have to walk five minutes outside of my door. The bus picks up on my street and it’s incredibly convenient. I used to settle in with a podcast or a newspaper during my hour-long ride in, but now I don’t even do that. I’ll occasionally listen to something, but sometimes I just enjoy the scenery coming into the west side of the city. I really like seeing the Basilica flanked by the rising sun. It’s a welcoming site on my way into work.

My workday is pretty similar to what it was before, but now I get in at about 8:25 instead of 8:10. So I usually head straight into the office instead of taking a lap around the skyway. I do now have a standing desk, so there’s that. I’ve felt better about my day and anytime I feel like falling asleep I’ll put the desk back into standing position. I like that it keeps me awake.

The day still ends at about 4:30. I head to a different spot to catch the bus. I don’t like it as much because it doesn’t have one of those electronic signs that shows how long before the next bus comes. But I usually don’t have to wait long. I get on at about 4:45 and back on my block at about 5:05. This has caused somewhat of a problem. I used to take a nap on the bus ride home because it would take about an hour. Now I can’t fall asleep because I’d probably miss my stop. The past few days I have set a timer for a 20 minute catnap when I walk in the door before I head out for a run. (This is one thing I really enjoy about being a bachelor. I can fall asleep anytime I want to.)

I don’t have internet at my house, so I’m not on Netflix. And I’m cooking for myself again, so the dishes have been a little bit more improvised. (Quinoa and black beans, anyone?) I’ve been running a lot of errands, mainly to Home Depot and Trader Joe’s. I’ve been trying to balance out the projects with relaxation time. I think it’s been working out so far.

We’ll see how things keep going.

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