Designing a Well Lived Life: Checking In (July)

Checking in for July for my "Designing a Well-Lived Life" blogging. This is about making small changes during the year to make larger changes.

(I still haven't made this a template at some point, but I am using the old post as a template. blush)

  • Writing more / designing more: This has been going well on the writing front. I've been getting up early and spending at least 10 minutes each morning writing. I've been able to do this consistently and it has been remarkable seeing the words pour out. I think I need to do something similar for my design goals.

  • Programming more: Work has been the only place I've really done any development. I'm looking to play more with other programming learning tasks but so far I haven't given them the time they deserve.

  • Engage more with people, not things: Same as last check-in. I'm still primarily interacting with folks online, and a small circle of friends when I'm not online.

  • Blogging more: Well, I blogged a few posts more than last month but not as much as I would like.

  • Getting out of debt: Still making some headway, still taking longer than I would like.

  • Supporting creators in sustainable ways: Outside of Patreon and Liberapay I haven't figured much to help this front. I've also taken to donating to a few organizations that are responsible for the tools I like, but I feel there is more I can do. Also with Liberapay in a holding pattern now that Mangopay (boo) is no longer processing payments this is making me shift everything to Patreon.

  • Physical health: The walk at PyOhio wasn't nearly as bad as other years but I'm still not spending the time I should with exercise.

  • Kindness: Still a bit of a struggle being kind to myself.

  • Mindfulness: Still meditating each morning. Have also noticed myself seeing myself getting stressed and what-not and have paused to let those moments pass.