Category: Lifestyle

  • 2017 In Review

    It looks like this blog is probably only going to be updated around the New Year every year if I keep this up. Hopefully I’ll do better, but at this point I’m not making any promises. Anyway, it’s time to look back at the year and do some analysis on what I did and didn’t […]

  • January 2017 Plans

    Hey. I normally just do these notes for myself in Evernote, but I might as well post it. Disclaimer: Personal, unedited post. For me. Read if you like, but you might get frustrated. I am actually writing this in Evernote and planning on copying it over. If there’s anything too personal or sensitive, I’ll probably […]

  • 2016 In Review

    It took me a couple of days to get going on this again this year. I think that might be a recurring thing year to year. I did manage to keep up on updating this blog with my goals updates better than I did in 2015. The quarterly (or so) updates seem like the thing. […]

  • 2016 Direction and Habit development

    This is kind of a follow-up post from the 2016 Goals post. In it, I talked about how this year when I was planning, I came up with mostly things that weren’t really goals, but more of directions or habits to form. Now, I ended up actually scraping some measurable goals out of that list, […]

  • Studying for the JLPT N4

    So, I took the JLPT N5 last year, which was one my goals. I don’t know if I passed or not yet, but I’m going to guess probably not. I don’t feel bad about it though, since the point was to take it. This is not a guide for everyone I learned a lot about […]

  • 2016 Goals and related thoughts

    Another personal post. Ignore if you like, just best to do this stuff publicly since it’s more likely to happen then. I wasn’t in a hurry to get to this after the year started for a few reasons. The main one is that things go a little crazy around all the holidays, and it takes […]

  • The Beginnings of Minimalism

    I am not a minimalist. I’m no hoarder, but I’m certainly not a minimalist. The minimalist’s lifestyle is something I’ve always been tangentially interested in. I look at people who have all of their desktops and counters perfectly clean and beautiful, who spend their days in thought and consideration and I’m a little jealous. I’m […]

  • Your Life Today

    Steve Jobs died yesterday. I’m not going to write about his life or achievements. I’m not a person who can write an appropriate tribute. People more familiar with him have written words more eloquent than I could muster. Instead, I’m writing about something he said that affected me. I’ve owned Apple products. My first computer […]