I'm feeling pretty fantastic lately. what's changed? Two things. I've reduced my sugar intake and I have a daily nasal spray called Avamys from my allergist. I guess I've been allergic to something in my house?
I have more energy and focus like I haven't had in years. And this is letting me do more of the things I love, which is just making me feel even more fantastic. I've been editing a bit every day and I am already onto chapter eleven. I'm also working on all my other goals.
I got really lucky on my casual Beleev scooter the other day. I was riding around on it in the parking lot without issues after I dropped off some food at the food bank nearby. It turns out the handles weren't actually connected to it. Later, one popped out completely in the hallway when I was going much slower. But I also got myself a proper one that was on sale for tricks and I'm excited about that. I'm planning to start lessons in April for this.
Along with switching back to scooter, I'm switching back to piano. In April, I'll also be working on it via lessons, but this time I'm going with School of Rock because I'm beyond tired of getting teachers who insist on classical music. I don't hate classical, but there are only a few pieces that I actually enjoy enough to want to learn them. Eventually, I may join the bandcamp program they have to really learn and improve to the point of being able to really go somewhere with it. This is something I've been wanting to do for a long time. I'm a bit scared of it all as I haven't played with other people in a very long time, like since high school, but I'm also excited.
Drawing is going OK, I think? It's an interesting experience as I may think something is silly to do, but then the exercises teach me something and I'll get it only by going through it. It's definitely a case of having to remember that I'm a white or yellow belt in this skill and Sensei knows best. There's a #budoislife moment.
I'm continuing my declutter and made significant progress this weekend. I installed a cheap portable closet. This is for my sports equipment and costumes, so my closet can mainly be for clothes. I'm not done putting things into it, but it's really helping me as it lets me set aside the items I know I almost certainly want to keep. This is putting the rest that I need to go through into a more visible state. Of course, it has been a little bit of a step backwards in that I had to move some things back into my living room in order to get there, but that will be fixed soon enough and I'll even be able to improve it beyond where I last got it to. Eventually anyway.
To check out my detailed progress, please see my Trello board: https://trello.com/b/RM8yD3eq/rae-roy-general