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  • GHDR 2019 May Review: Reacquiring Focus

    May 5, 2019

    "Owl Pot at Taichung Flower Market" It’s time for the third goal review for 2019, aka Groundhog Day Resolutions Review (AKA GHDR)! I’ve been feeling dissatisfied with my progress, and I think it’s because I find the process of tracking goals rather tedious.

    I’m also in Taiwan again this month, and am in fact writing this blog post on my dad’s dining room table in Taichung City. Being away from home has helped me see my goals from a different perspective. I believe that I can regain focus by simplifying my methodology further by tracking what really matters. (more…)

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  • Taiwan Trip 2019.01 – Journey to the West Coast and East

    April 25, 2019

    Journey to Taichung I am officially in “vacation mode” while visiting family in Taiwan. This year I’m going to try to maintain the mindset of being productive without feeling like I have to be. My list of productive things can be found on the Groundhog Day Resolutions 2019 Page, if you’re curious what those are.

    Anyway, I’m going to try making a series of very light travel blog posts, starting with this one!

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  • Weekly Review 0415 – Autopilot Engaged for Working Vacation Time!

    April 15, 2019

    I am about to go into WORKING VACATION TRAVEL MODE while I am away from home visiting my dad in Taiwan. I’ll also be spending some time in California for a few intense days of work before flying out on All Nippon Airlines. I’m running around trying to make everything will go smoothly for the house guests who will be minding the fort while I’m gone, making sure that everyone I owe money to has been paid, etc.

    Anyway, here’s the last regular Groundhog Day Resolutions Weekly Report until late May! Incidentally, I’ve changed the numbering scheme of the reports to mirror the month of the last full monthly report. For example, this month’s April 4 full report means that every weekly report will be number 04.1, 04.2, etc until the May 5 report is written. This numbering will make it easier to tell what report goes with what month; before I’d screwed it because I started counting from the wrong number.

    ANYWAY anyway, here’s a quickie report! (more…)

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  • GHDR 2019 April Review Part II: Unexpectedly Undramatic

    April 8, 2019

    Me and my Cousins Hey everyone, I’m following-up on Part 1 of the April 4 Review, today while also combining the week review for the previous week. I’d sum-up everything as “There really isn’t anything to report that’s notable.” This is a surprise to me, because I have come to expect the discoveries of new and exciting screwups! I can interpret this feeling in a few ways:

    • Possibility #1: I’m nailing it! Hooray!
    • Possibility #2: I must have a fever, because this can’t possibly be right. What am I missing?
    • Possibility #3: Maybe this is expected? Neither exciting nor disappointing, but just…progress?

    I’m going to tentatively assume it’s the third option: maybe it’s been an OK month and that is also OK. I got a lot done, though per usual it took much longer than I thought it would. I also got to play a lot of The Division 2 with my cousins (above image, me on the right), and feel…balanced? Satisfied? Accepting?

    I am not used to feeling comfortable! Argh! Let’s see if we can figure out why this is! (more…)

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  • GHDR 2019 April Review Part I: Looking Back to Look Forward

    April 4, 2019

    Looking back to look forward (screenshot from 'The Division 2' Happy Groundhog Day Resolutions Review Day!!! This week I made a promise to myself to stop working by 630PM and so I’m splitting up the April 4 Monthly Review into multiple parts. I thought that I would take a moment to look back at my goals for 2019 to make them more understandable, so looking forward might be easier. There are a LOT of messy moving parts in my Groundhog Day Resolutions process, so starting with this review is a good way to get my head around it again. (more…)

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