About Scheduling

Time flies so quickly. I can’t believe it’s almost April already, and I haven’t made time to write about the many topics I’ve wanted to. My stuff is all here and pretty much unpacked, my computer is up and running, I’m getting my car stuff with the DMV all taken care of this week, and my schedule is starting to coalesce, so now I’m pretty much out of excuses.

Living in SF so far has been awesome. I can’t emphasize enough how incredibly my serendipitous housing situation has worked out—the location is fantastic for both work and play. Speaking of play, I feel really lucky to have so many friends here. This upcoming weekend is going to be my first weekend without a birthday celebration to attend, so it’s a good chance for me to catch my breath. I find it a bit crazy that I still have to make it to campus for the first time since moving back (it feels much farther than I remember…) and there are still so many people I have yet to see.

I used to think it would be good for me to live life in a totally free-form, unregulated manner, but I’ve come to realize that I’m just more productive with a schedule. For the last few weeks, I’ve been making my bed in the morning, as suggested in The Power of Habit (which is a great book that you should read if you haven’t yet). I’ve restarted StrongLifts 5×5 after a long hiatus of getting fat and weak. While hitting the gym before the sun rises is a huge pain that takes a lot of willpower, I do enjoy the alertness and early sense of accomplishment provided by lifting before work. Doing so seems to free up so much dead time that would otherwise just be wasted.

Along with working out and writing more regularly, I’m going to try to work drawing, reading, and working on side projects back into my schedule. However, even the best laid and well intentioned plans are useless without proper execution. Regardless, I’m in an exciting place, in an exciting time, and I can’t wait to see how I end up seizing all of the opportunities I’m afforded.

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