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Week 5: Changed

On habits and changes. Absolutely not sponsored.

  • I started doing yoga again. My go-to online teacher is Adriene. The very annoying back pain I experienced every time I walked, promptly disappeared. Even though now it's possible to go to in-person classes, this is still my favourite way to keep in shape.
  • Up until a few days ago, there were few signs of autumn. During our walks in the park, Simone and I joked about someone randomly throwing leaves around to make us think the season was changing — in pure The Truman Show fashion. Now it feels like everything changed overnight.
  • My language studies on Duolingo are going well. I feel the benefits of setting a routine and sticking to it. The next step is trying to apply the same technique to other aspects of my day - like reading, drawing, and studying. To do so I'm using an app called Forest.
  • Abby Covert's book How to make sense of any mess is putting things into perspective for me. Not just about information technology, but also my life and goals in general.
  • Temperatures are dropping, so yesterday we set the radiator in our room to 2 (out of 5).
  • We watched the entire Italian TV series Generation 56K in an evening on Netflix. It's got a very international look & feel while being 100% italian. The series reminded me of the Norwegian Home for Christmas. It made for an entertaining, quality evening.
  • On Sunday, I was reunited with my long-time friends. It's been years since we last met. The fact we can easily repeat the experience still feels strange to me.
  • I received a newsletter containing a quote that fits perfectly:

We’re not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It’s a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.

W. Somerset Maugham

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