June 8th

Some changes are coming up in my life — from simple ones like a new cell phone and a new perfume I just got, to bigger ones like changing my approach to self-learning and writing, to a really big one like me becoming an uncle. And every change will disrupt my routine life and everyday habits that I developed for myself, but it is a good thing. Because it will not only upset things I do involuntarily every day, but I fully expect it will make those things better.

The new phone — I already dread the transfer of all I need from my old one. There are ways and apps to make it easier, but so far every time I get a new cell phone, that still requires a lot of manual installation and confirmation, and re-registering to make everything work. But in the end — I will have a new phone, with a much better camera and gadgets and memory for everything I do every day.

The perfume — that was really tough. I have several brands I’ve been using interchangeably for years. I like them, I am used to them, but I noticed that they are becoming a little boring. So, after spending a lot of time in perfumeries in the malls and smelling a lot of different fragrances, I finally was able to find a new one that I think will work for me and enhance my physical presence. I might be wrong, but honestly — my opinion matters and that is my choice.

For self-learning, there is a change coming as well — for a year and a half, I’ve been using Duolingo for learning Spanish — every single day for at least 30 minutes. I just completed 4th level and I could keep on going, but it seems like I hit a wall. I do have a good grounding in grammar and vocabulary and an understanding of the logic of the Spanish language, but that doesn’t help me with understanding spoken language and speaking it myself. I am changing a learning platform to one that is more focused on spoken words and conversation skills, let's see how that works.

I have written a post on this blog every day since late October 2020. I enjoy it tremendously, but it seems like I have less and less time for the book I am writing. That will be changed as well — I will post less frequently or on a smaller scale here and concentrate on a plan for connecting all I have written so far into a readable entity. I got plenty of single chapters and no idea how to fuse them together. And it seems like I am avoiding doing that work and finishing my book eventually.

And being an uncle — that will be the first time for me. I don’t know what to expect, or what might be expected of me. But I already know one thing — I will be the coolest uncle a nephew can have. I don’t really know what that means or entails, but that’s where I am going with that.

Changes (2015 Remaster) — YouTube



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footsteps of the Furies

“for they knew what sort of noise it was; they recognize, by now, the footsteps of the Furies”. Enjoying life on the road to recovery. Observing and writing.