hello monday: vol. 7

Hello Monday. The Winter Olympics started last week.

I'm not really a sports person. I don't care about basketball, baseball, football, or soccer. Hockey is only interesting if you're watching it live. So it's pretty abnormal to find me sitting in front of the TV, yelling at the screen or covering my eyes because I'm afraid of what's going to happen next in a sporting event.

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hello monday: vol. 6

Hello Monday. It was a rather slow start to the week.

Unlike the vast majority of people, I did not watch the Super Bowl last night because I have no interest in the game of football as a whole, but a combination of poor and limited sleep on both Saturday and Sunday nights meant I very much wanted to ignore my alarm when it went off this morning and would gladly have traded in today for another day in the weekend.

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on turning 29.

I am officially less than a year from turning 30.

The countdown clock began a little less than a week ago when I turned 29 on a relatively quiet Thursday because the truth is that it's hard to celebrate your birthday on your birthday when it's in the middle of the week.

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hello monday: vol. 5

Hello Monday. I drank my last soda last week.

I won't say it's 100% for sure my last soda forever and ever, but it is for the foreseeable future.

You see, sometime between graduating from high school and where I'm at now, I got into a habit of drinking way more soda than I ever did as a kid. Growing up, soda was a special occasion thing. We had it with pizza and popcorn and when we would get fast food, which was pretty rare. That was it. At most, we would have it twice a week, but more often than not, it was once a week or less.

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hello monday: vol. 4

Hello, Monday. I've been thinking about disconnection lately.

Back in December, I spent the better part of two days in my car as I drove from Florida back to Virginia. To make good use of the time, I downloaded about a bajillion podcasts to my phone before I left and proceeded to catch up on as many as possible. Over the course of two days, I caught up on something like 50+ podcast episodes thanks to short episodes and 1.5x listening speed.

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hello monday: vol. 3

Hello, Monday. I've been doing some thinking on discipline.

We're just a couple of weeks into this new year and, according to statistics, most people who made resolutions or goals will abandon them in about four weeks time. At least I think that's the stat — middle of February or so, and our resolve and willpower fails and we go back to old habits until January 1st rolls around again and we resolve anew.

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