Tuesday, April 26, 2016

114. A Ramble

Warning: A ramble, because I couldn’t think of a subject to stick with
Even though I’ve been living on my own for a little over a month now, I don’t mind the solo living as much as I thought I would. Maybe it’s because I’ve been either running or going to a Yoga class or trying to see friends at least once a week. I thought it would be a lot harder, but I think it helps to have lots of friends and family not that far away. I think I’d be in a lot more trouble if I was living in Boston or New York.

I think one of the reasons that I haven’t felt all that lonely is because I’ve had plenty of stuff around the house. I get my Sunday New York Times. I try to spend at least two hours on Sunday reading it, at least so I can get through all the hard news for the day. I also try to tidy up at least for 10-15 minutes a day. I find that’s all I really need to take care of most of the business.

I’m going to try and give a rundown for most of my day. I’ve been waking up at 6:50 a.m. I bought an automatic coffee pot and I set it for about 20 minutes before I wake up. I gotta say, it’s really nice waking up to a full pot of coffee. I try to finish everything I make, but one thing I don’t enjoy doing is rushing my way through a beverage. As the Dude would say in “The Big Lebowski”... “Hey, careful, man, there's a beverage here!” I drink two or three cups, depending on how much time I have. I page through the newspaper and have some toast with peanut butter as well.

I usually pack my lunch the night before, so it doesn’t take me long to get ready to get out the door. Usually I put on a podcast from the time I walk out the door to when I walk into my office. That’s about a 40 minute window and I can ususally finish one episode.

It’s nice to be at home at about 5:05 p.m. I usually either get changed to go out for a run, get ready to go to Yoga, or take a short 20 minute nap before I do anything else. I gotta say, it’s real nice to hit that reset button when I go home before I get started on anything else.

I should probably get internet at my house though. It probably isn’t good for me to eat into my cell phone data for my usual browsing.

I’ve tried to implement a no-social Sunday, where I stay off of social media for that 24 hours. I did ok last Sunday, but I had to check twice. I told myself I needed to to check on something, but I really didn’t. Hopefully I can do better next week. It was nice to take a break from constantly swimming upstream amid the constant current of angst online.

I wish I could read more novels. I’m just not good at sticking with them unless the get me right away. I’ve probably missed out on some good books because I generally stay away from them.

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