5-5 Waypoint Check-In

This is the 3rd stop of my 11th month [[journey]] to create life-long habits for myself. The full write up on this is now hosted in the Archives.

I’ll be taking this year-long trek up to December 12th (12/12) and will stop and reflect on my progress each month until then. These will be known as monthly waypoints. A waypoint is a reference point that helps us know where we are and where we’re going. Whether we are walking, driving, or navigating a journey to better yourself, waypoints help us find our way.

So how am I doing so far?

Nutrition & Training
Despite poor eating habits, I’ve managed to drop three pounds since last check-in. April had me working out just about every day and I am grateful for that but I am seeing very little gains, I wonder how to correct this.

Yoga & Meditation
Non existent this month. I need to find a thicker mat because these hardwood floors HURT. I tried stacking mats together but two thin mats equal…well, only a slightly thicker mat unfortunately . It is difficult to create a tiny zen temple in your own home when your home is inflexible, just like my body is becoming.
If it was not for the hourly reminder from my Apple Watch to meditate it probably would not get done. I need to sort out how to do this without a Siri prompt.

Photography & Writing

No change to either of these, again due to stresses. So, I will simply cut/paste from the previous month as it still applies:

Other than ”snappy hour” every day before sunset, I have not photographed anything I wanted to. Again, the extreme weather is not helping. That will change, even if I have to do tech stuff laying around the office and call it ”still life.” Regarding my two decades worth of unorganized images: progress. I will get the archives organized this year. Only then can I advance in what I really want to do with them. I intend to make memories by developing physical prints, books, and even zines. I’ve also switched up my genres to focus on landscape and urban photography. A lot to learn here this year.

Writing? I’ve made a decision to do more blogging/journaling both analog and digital this past month. Blogging was hampered while consolidating my websites and moving them to my own server. Also, I’ve been reading, a lot. Two books in about seven days. Writers are readers so they say.

One Last Thing:
I feel like I could cut and paste these posts from one month to the next. What is the point of creating habits for yourself, checking in with supposed accountability with little progress to show in your journey? However, now that spring time has arrived I plan on being outdoors more frequently and this makes me happy. More hiking, geocaching, photography, disc golf, and aero photos.

Time to get back on the trail because I have a long way to go. The next waypoint check in is on 6/6. Happy trails!

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