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goobster  ·  57 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 20, 2019

My boss basically told me that I'm going to just idle for the rest of the year. He's got me lined up for a new position that will be coming along in Q1 of next year, and I hit all my goals and targets for this year, so he said I should just work on some personal development projects... whatever interests me...

So, yay! Fun!

In other news, my wife, brother, and sister-in-law and I are planning our trip to the UK next year. It's a fun exercise, since they haven't been there before, but my wife and I both have. We are putting together a rough agenda, and have a couple of things nailed down (staying in a castle in Scotland!) to plan the rest of the trip around.

Facebook

Mostly have weaned myself off Facebook at this point. It is amazing how quick and easy it was, once I removed the app from my phone. Turns out that accessing the site from a mobile web browser is absolute shit, works terribly, and many features just fail on mobile. Makes it a lot easier to not use it.

I spent some time the other night scrolling through my newsfeed and notifications to see if I missed anything about it, and ... nope. Nothing.

I do miss posting photos of my dog. I think her face makes people happy, and .... well, I'll let my wife post photos of my dog to FB now.

Yoga

Began my yoga journey yesterday. I'm an old stiff guy, who doesn't work out or stretch or anything. But, after losing a bunch of weight, I'm kinda jazzed about my body, and want it to work better. I also really enjoy the meditative nature of yoga, and that you can literally do it your entire life.

So. Last night I went to my first class. I'm figuring twice a week for 3 weeks in this special "Yin" class they have, where there are only about 5 or 6 poses, but you hold them for up to 5 minutes at a time. With my stiffness, normal yoga classes move too quickly between poses... my muscles finally start loosening up, and they switch to a new position.

With this Yin class each pose is held for a long time, so you can breathe into it, and let those muscles and joints stretch slowly.

I was goddamn transformed when I got home last night... I was in a different state of mind... it was amazing.

I'm all-in on this shit, man!