Updated: August 12th, 2017
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We all know that the robots are coming for our jobs. But when will they come for your job?
Upcoming articles in progress
These will (probably) be published in this order. Some are working titles. I put them on this list once I’ve started outlining.
- Tolerance: Growing Up, Growing Ashamed, and Learning True Acceptance
- Saying No and Meaning It
- Aging, Health and Mortality
To be honest, I’m currently revising all of my planned articles, so this may change.
What I’m thinking
I’m thinking about how many obligations I’ve had lately…far more than I would have thought possible given that my kids no longer live at home. Things were supposed to slow down, right? But I seem to be endlessly taking on more and more stuff to handle for a variety of reasons. Combined with an active summer schedule, time has turned out to be tight.
It’s hard for me to let got of obligations once I’ve taken them on, so I have to be careful about agreeing in the first place…which ties in with my upcoming article on “saying no.”
I’ve found myself setting strict guidelines on how I spend each part of my day to keep myself from wasting time. Beyond that, I try to push out small bits of different tasks in order to get them started, after which it’s easier for me to finish (just like I outlined in my procrastination articles).
That can backfire, though. When I have no downtime to just waste as I please, my anxiety level creeps up.
*sigh* I’m working on it.
A random image from my life
I strained my back right before going camping, so we decided to rent a cabin on a small lake, instead. It was awesome. We went mid-week so there was hardly anyone around, and lots of fish biting. It connected to three other small lakes, so Betsy could take her standup paddleboard on long, interesting trips.
We actually fed a bald eagle and a falcon, sort of by hand. I threw some fish back and these birds of prey swooped down and grabbed them…the eagle was so close that Betsy felt the wind from it’s wings. Pretty cool to see from about 20 feet away.
We’ll go again.
What I’m doing
Trying to get my life in order with writing and website improvements.
Keeping up on national politics, which is another thing that is taking more time than it used to! Politics is supposed to be boring in between presidential elections…
Staying active outdoors. When your wife is a teacher, you have to cram a lot of activities into summer break.
Working out more, much more. Every weekday for about an hour total. I like the effect on my mood, and it’s helping with weight maintenance, but it does take a chunk of time. It’s important though, so I’m working around it and finding time in other parts of my day to replace it.
Given my increased workouts, I can’t go all day without eating anymore, so I’m (again!) adjusting my food and calorie schedule.
An image from an upcoming article
What I’m reading
Still working on Red Rising, a science fiction series by Pierce Brown, but took a break to read The Hungry Brain by Stephan Guyenet, PhD. If you want research-based information on health topics, you should read his blog.
How about you?
What’s going on? Do you have a comment about any of this? If so, use my contact form. Happy to hear from you!
Until next time… remember: Think about it. A lot. Then do something.