Hello world!

This is the obligatory first post on the new web host. I’m migrating back to a self-hosted platform to take better control over my content. I’ve decided to use WordPress as my engine of choice too. Let’s see how this works. When all goes well, I’ll migrate the photo website to this platform too.

Digital Minimalism

I’m currently reading four books at once. Bad idea but the public library had all the desired books I had on hold ready to go and they are all on heavy demand. Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport is one of them. I really wanted to to read and review this book so much, that I petitioned the library to order it. Success.

Step one is kicking the smartphone addiction. By removing a majority of the apps that are not in use or are major distractions, this will help free up both mental and hard drive space. Also, disabling notifications is a great way to regain control of your time and attention.

I am stopping right there for now and applying what I am reading to a test. As of this writing I have forty two applications installed on my iPhone xR. The iPhone storage gauge says I can save 325 MB by offloading unused apps. I’ll run that soon and then keep on with more.

I’ve also shelved the Windows desktop in favor of using the iPad as a PC replacement. Another experiment to see if it is possible to downsize. I am missing my mouse and re-learning keyboard shortcuts.

The distracting apps removed from my iPhone will stay on the iPad as it will function as both a tool and entertainment hub.

4/4 GHR Check-In!

This is my third month. How am I doing?

Time to review my progress from this past month. This is the 11th
annual attempt at creating life-long habits for myself. I’ve discovered
that because of the after the end-of-year holidays I am not mentally or
physically capable of sticking with resolutions for the upcoming new
year. I need a break so I take the whole month of January off to reflect
and plan.

Dance lessons. Not yet!
Kickboxing/sparring: Not yet!
Disc Golf. Grabbed a disc set! Two drivers, one mid and one putter. Time to hit the course this weekend.

Yoga/Meditation: Progress. I now know why they call it yoga “practice”. Have to keep trying.

Learn Python: Haven’t touched it once this month

Sketching, drawing, doodling: Once. And it sucked 
Learn Spanish: nope
Learn Chinese: nope
Learn to play the ukulele: nope

DAM- Digital Asset Management: Haven’t been shooting
Write short stories. nope
Write micro fiction: nope
Work on that novel: nope
52 week challenge: fail


To answer the post’s original question: meh. Uninspired due to this new job I started a month ago.Now that I have a set schedule and warmer weather is consistent…I am out of excuses. See you back here on 5/5 for the next review of how I do!