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Trying to write more
by phil | Jun 4, 2015 - 09 p.m.

So it's been about three years since the last post here. That seems hard to believe, since the post before this recounts a tale from the job that I started right before moving to Buffalo, and it doesn't feel like I've lived here for three years at all. Time, as per usual, has passed more quickly than I'd like.

I don't feel bad about it, since writing hasn't been a priority for various reasons, but lately I've been feeling the itch. A majority of the posts here were the result of challenging myself to write a post a week, and it was surprising how easy it was to come up with at least something every week. I recall them being ok, but I haven't scrolled back and read through any of them in a while. Mostly, I just like the idea of having written.

And that's sort of what this post is about. Since the beginning of this year, I've been making a genuine effort to reprioritize some things that I've been neglecting. The crux of those efforts has been scheduling things and seeing how I do following through. Using Google Inbox reminders I've set myself things that I should be doing. Tonight I had a reminder pop up to "write", so here I am.

Other habits I've been trying to form: yoga, running, meditation, calling friends and making time to finish the book I've been reading for who knows how long. I've had varying success with all of these, and I've been happier, so I'm continuing to try.

Writing feels nice at the moment, so after editing this post I'll set a reminder for next week, and I can write something about the other things I've been trying.