Loneliness, your silent whisper
Fills a river of tears through the night
– X Japan, Dry Your Tears with Love
Once upon a time, I met a really sweet guy with a very demanding job.
Before we knew it, we were falling in love and living together; but one day he had to go away. We spent three months apart from each other, unsure whether our new feelings would survive this trial. While his job kept him busy, I had nothing to do at the time and spent each day binge-watching series or playing video games. Continue reading
Remember me? That would be surprising.
I started this blog just over a year ago as I set off on a journey of self-tracking, goal-setting and self-discovery. The latter is a bit of a stretch since my journey only lasted five months, but I did learn a few things along the way.
From August to December, I kept track of how many steps I took and how much time I slept, exercised, worked, etc. At the end of every week and month, I would gather the data I had collected and try to make sense of it, setting new goals that I would consistently fail to meet.
I did it!
Having mentioned yesterday that I wanted to cut my hair, I knew it wouldn’t be long before I took the plunge – I just didn’t expect it to happen so fast! Let’s start with a ‘before and after’ montage:
a.k.a. Alone at last
Well, here we go again. My partner just left for little over three months, about five weeks behind schedule. Even with so much time to prepare myself, I still hated having to say goodbye… but found a way to deal with it by focusing my energy on a task at hand, hoping to make it feel like a fresh start – at least for a while.
…but then I saw the light
This post is based on a NaBloPoMo prompt: What was something you once believe was true but now you know is false? How did you feel when you learned the facts?
The early years
From an early age, I learnt to read and write by typing with my tiny hands on the hard keys of a Minitel terminal. In case you don’t know, the Minitel is basically the ancestor of the Internet – and yes, I’m that old. The terminal was my first computer, even though all I could do was type and sort of draw things that I couldn’t even save, and I was sad to see it go.
How and why I track my sleep
In my very first post, I presented my reasons for creating this blog and announced that I would share more information on my self-monitoring project over the weeks. So far, the month-long challenge I took up has kept me busy, but today’s prompt on self-help books doesn’t interest me and I have decided to instead share one of the reasons why I started this project – and why you might want to.
Welcome to my blog!
A few weeks ago, I challenged myself to do something I had been considering for a while: to start a self-monitoring project. Some people keep track of their weight, sleep, training sessions, calorie intake, etc. – I wanted to go beyond that. Every aspect of my life that I felt the need to work on would be monitored in order to motivate me and help me improve.