I can’t believe I’ve already been in Austin, TX for 3 whole months. There’s so much left to be explored, thanks to you traffic. Starting from this month, I’m going to put more of an effort into this blog. Ever since my break this summer, I haven’t really gotten back onto my normal, enthusiastic feet—wait, is that how it goes? I think it’s been especially hard trying to bridge traveler me and normal me, which translates into travel blog and lifestyle blog. While I never really want to become a lifestyle blogger (nothing personal, there’s just enough of that out there), I am going to include more of myself (and some structure) into it, which is more exciting for me… not necessarily you.
I am a little hesitant in making the switch from just travel, but I think it’s for the best. I never really wanted to corner myself into JUST travel and I think the way I’ve been tackling the travel posts—story-based rather than informational—will make the transition a little smoother.
Carry around a notebook, David Sedaris style | I wrote about this earlier but it will probably help my writer’s block. I want it to be a combination of a thought-journal and a remembering-all-the-weird-shit-that-happens journal. So far, I’ve perfected the what-I-did log. Right now, I’m writing down quotes. We’ll get there eventually.
Read every day | How am I not doing this already? Why am I not doing this already?
Try a week of not watching anything | This one’s going to be tough, but necessary. I know that what’s holding me back is a) traffic b) getting into a binge-watch of anything. Historically, it’s been shows that I’ve already seen. WHY do I do this? Why do I waste a marathon’s worth of time watching something that I’ve already seen? I’m not sure, but I’m scared of what’s going to happen. Am I going to just start falling asleep by 8PM because there’s nothing to do? Ideally, I’m going to use that time to do something worthwhile.
Stick to a healthy regime | I know, this is extremely vague and therefore quite malleable. Pizza loaded with veggies is healthy… right? But I want to finally get back into shape (not going to become a fitness blog) for long term purposes. So for the month of November, I have a weekly cumulative challenge that hopefully will not make me cry too much.
Get into the habit of using a planner | I’m really good at writing things down in the planner. Not so good at checking it to see what I told myself to do. Basically, I have step one of this extremely useful habit down; I just need step two.
Don’t go straight home after work | This is absolutely essential. Going home after work is like going to bed at 4PM. You’re forcing yourself to end the day early when there is so much that can be done after work outside of sitting in traffic. This way, I get to avoid traffic AND get away from the Netflix temptation. There’s also that thing where I’m supposed to expose myself to more people outside of work every day… to y’know, make sure the mother isn’t harping me on not finding someone special yet.
Do you guys have any goals you’re trying out for November?