Musings of an Introvert

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It's been a spell, but I'm back at it. I've been doing a lot of thinking, and a lot of working, to be honest. I was unsuccessful with my attempt at getting a new job, but it was definitely a good experience.

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I just finished sorting out my taxes. Gonna owe a good chunk of change. I know that owing taxes means you're doing something right (i.e. making a lot of money), but I'm still a bit chafed about owing so much. I'm also chafed because it obviously lead to an argument with the missus. Although that could've likely been avoided if I reacted better.

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It is my belief that in order to move forward, I need to be satisfied with where you are in life. While I also believe that there has to be a desire to set and achieve goals, I can't let not achieving my goals (at all, or quickly enough) ruin my life.

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I knocked out one of the outstanding items on my Honey-Do list today. I actually had the time to focus on solving this one problem, and what do you know? It took me roughly 30 minutes to do something I have been thinking about for hours over the past four months.

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Today I had an experience that left me in a state of awe; it even brought a tear to my ever-dry eye. It really reinforced my priorities. Priority, really. It has also made me think about another chapter I read in Essentialism: Subtraction.

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Feeling the burn right now. Everything is made a bit more difficult when there is too much to do and not enough time to do it. After a few weeks of this, I can feel it setting in.

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How does it make you feel? Do you relish the opportunity to dive into a new subject, or do you shy away? Honestly, I love learning new things, but I find myself in a position where I have too much on the go and it almost feels like a chore.

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Today I found out that I had been sitting on a photo printer for the past three years. Don't you love it when you discover a use for something you've owned for a while when in a pinch?

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Yesterday I wrote out my desired outcomes for the day. Upon reviewing the list at the end of the day and tracking what happened and what didn't, it didn't feel right. It was more like putting a to-do list in past tense. Today I'm taking a different approach.

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I went outside today, and not just to shovel snow. The snow was really coming down, though, and it was beautiful.

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