Designing a Well Lived Life: Checking In

2018 is in full-effect and January has already sped on by. Where has the time gone. Last I checked in it was Christmas-time and much like my neighbors that leave their Christmas lights up way too long I managed to leave the last post up for far too long without checking in.

Figured I'd check-in with my progress on Designing a Well Lived Life and the intentions that I have for 2018:

  • Writing more / designing more: Unfortunately I've been a little busy at the moment with work-related things so this intention has taken it in the teeth. It's been a bit of frustration to me with how little I've managed to create but I am thinking of ways to make this more of a priority. Also I've been procrastinating on one major project that I need to complete sooner than later that's related to my current infrastructure so that's been taking precedence.

  • Programming more: I've done a little bit here and there to help sharpen my skills but this too has taken a back-seat.

  • Engage more with people, not things: This has been helped a bit by some of the social activities I have (Coffee House Coders, MUG, etc.). Also I've been culling my social media presence to only a few different services (I've completely cut off Twitter and deleted my account).

  • Blogging more: Ummm... Here you go. blush.

  • Getting out of debt: Slowly but surely. This has been the area that I've been most focusing on, and it's still a bit of stress for me in how long the journey will be. But I'm starting to see some small results.

  • Supporting creators in sustainable ways: Not much to report on this at the moment.

  • Physical health: haven't focused on this.

  • Kindness: I've been more kind to myself and hopefully this has extended to others.

  • Mindfulness: I've been working on meditating but I've also noticed areas where my mind is not present in the moment.

So there's the first of the promised check-ins. Hopefully I'll do this on more of a monthly basis.