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OftenBen  ·  482 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 20, 2017

More later, busy day at the hospital today.

For now, here's the question that has been bumping around in my head for the past few days.

'What do I want out of the last half of my 20's? What will I look back on and be proud of?'

SUBHEADINGS

Work

I define myself a little too much by my job methinks.

Excited about a project coming up that could markedly increase the numbers of livers and kidneys available for transplant annually. Willing patients will be scarce, but the protocol is simple for those who qualify. No new drugs, just new applications of existing ones. More details as I am free to share them.

School

Italian is rough at present. I can sort of 'think' in french, but then, I started french in high school.

I'm listening to Jordan Peterson's Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief series on youtube. I've had mixed feelings about him since I first heard him on Sam Harris podcast, I have mixed feelings about him now but he has some new ideas, or at least interesting presentations of old ideas.

Earlier Question

When I chart out how I spend my time, how I will spend my time for the next few months, I have a few hours each week left open for some kind of creative/constructive something. I feel good about how I'm using the currently allocated time, and I feel good about what that will accomplish. There's a part of me that says I do too much already and need to use at least a chunk of that time as true relaxation, not just a biologically mandated rest period. There's another part that says I have energy, I should use said energy. I think for the moment I'm going to use it to read more, though I don't want that to become the permanent use of it unless I decide on sticking with it purposefully. I'm reminded of lil and thenewgreen discussing hockey-playing.

Things to think about, books to read, delicious food to cook, lots of experiences to have.




lil  ·  481 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    'What do I want out of the last half of my 20's? What will I look back on and be proud of?
When I was about 25, I was living in Vancouver with one of many Mr. Wrongs. I made a list of things I wanted to do before I turned 30. It helped me realize that the road I was on was not leading to my desired destination. Some of the things on the list were achieved before 30. Some took me a little longer.

For example, one of the things on the list was "go on stage." There are many stages. Soon after that I became involved in community radio and stayed actively involved for many years (ButterflyEffect). That seemed stagey enough to meet my need for performance.

So good for you for even asking. It's a question worth seriously considering.

ButterflyEffect  ·  481 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Community radio has been a superbly disappointing experience after college radio. sigh. I don't really do radio anymore, lil.

ButterflyEffect  ·  482 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    'What do I want out of the last half of my 20's? What will I look back on and be proud of?'

oh no

lil  ·  482 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Spend part of every day showing RPS your appreciation. If she is stilll in your life.

OftenBen  ·  482 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I definitely do, and she definitely is, though she's in Jamaica at present.

ButterflyEffect  ·  482 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    When I chart out how I spend my time, how I will spend my time for the next few months, I have a few hours each week left open for some kind of creative/constructive something. I feel good about how I'm using the currently allocated time, and I feel good about what that will accomplish.

I literally sent kleinbl00 this kind of thing mapped in half-drunkenly sent email about a month ago. Uh, glad we're doing the same thing, I guess?