June has been a rollercoaster, mostly in the up and down sense. It started with grim determination … and then I immediately got sick and had all my plans thrown into chaos. I spent two weeks getting back to normal, and once normal I resumed my grim determination to make myself the best person I can be … and so far it’s working.
I briefly experimented with using ‘themed days’ throughout the week, so one day devoted entirely to fitness, another entirely to chess, etc etc. This lasted for about a week before I hated it and went back to my old standard of doing a little bit of everything every day, and I’m much happier for it.
Still, it’s been strange, as I’ve spent half the month basically recovering from sickness and other half trying to go full speed ahead, which is a strange dichotomy. I don’t know if it affected me in any way, but it’s been a mental grind at times. Continue reading →
May has been an interesting month. Really, it’s a tale of two half-months. The first two weeks I was unhappy, cranky and borderline depressed … though I don’t know why. The world just didn’t look as bright. Then a thunderstorm rolled in, seemingly blasting me out of my funk, and May has rocketed forward ever since.
For the last six weeks or so I had been mostly existing, not really progressing. I managed to put effort into my workouts and not much else. That changed halfway through this month, when I got a burst of energy and have been riding it every since. Let’s take a look.
April’s over. Cool. April wasn’t as kind to me as March. Honestly, I think a big reason was simply the weather: it snowed in April, and then it rained and got very cold and never really warmed up. That doesn’t make for a good month, and it more or less mimicked my mental state. I never really got going.
More accurately, about halfway through I took a break from most of my things. I did less chess, less poi, less of everything. Now that the month is ending, though, I feel recharged and ready to take on the world in May. I’m getting ahead of myself, though. First let’s look at what happened the last 30 days.