Designing a Well Lived Life: Checking In (2023 November)

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

  • Release a storyworld into the wild: Need to give this some focus. I'd like to have something done by the end of the year if possible.

  • Learn more programming for the Atari machines to get more comfortable creating for them: Definitely left this one in bed this month. I'm going to have to revisit this to see if it's something I really want to do or if this is a multi-year aspirational thing that I keep chucking along because some notional version of me would like this to happen. This is going to be part of my "Sacred Bow" to see if it's still true or not.

  • Finish up or hand-off the Pepper&Carrot RPG: Definitely made some progress on this. I put out several playtest versions for this, managed to convert this over to Markdown, and have been giving this a lot of attention. Still have more to work on but overall pretty pleased with the results.

  • Update the Pepper&Carrot Wiki: Same here. Managed to do more updates to the wiki. More to come but overall pleased.

  • Write / Blog more about what's going on: This has become a habit now. Definitely something I will keep doing but don't need to focus on as much.

  • Work on getting more healthy and as cancer-free as possible: Definitely need to get some more exercise into my day. My blood pressure is still high and overall my health is starting to become worrying. Need to give this more attention.

  • Meditate: Haven't given this much space at all. Need to give it some attention.

  • Declutter, simplify, and focus on the essential: This is getting attention during the winter. Definitely need to clear out the basement, get rid of things, and bring myself into a more balanced state.

  • Relax my frustrations and be more accepting of things as they are: Still working with this.

  • Continue removing debt: Still working with this. Made some progress but there's more work to be done.

  • Hang up my hangups - allow myself to be more creative and playful: Haven't given this much attention.

December is the month for the Sacred Bow in Fearless Living Academy. That's when I review how the year went and determine what needs focus for next year and what needs to be let go. Definitely some things that need more attention and areas I can improve. We'll see what next month brings.