My day revolved around information exchanges. From catching up with a good Singaporean friend, to providing dietary advice for a friend that will be undergoing a minor cardiovascular surgery, to studying an entire module on taxonomy in biology, my brain processed considerable data.

The week is on a good start, and I should be able to keep up a good pace. My current concern is to wake up and go to bed a little earlier, about 90 minutes more or less. It doesn’t seem like much, but my body is particularly reluctant to switch to this new schedule. I wish there was less restrictions to allow myself to go out in groups, and have fun ether exercising or socializing. It may not seem related to sleep, yet it’s this sense of not having enjoyed myself enough in the day that I feel restless in the evening. As for mornings, as long as I train myself to wake up at a set time, it eventually happens. Nonetheless, I’d like a break in rythme to loosen up once in a while. Nothing wild like in my younger days, but a bit of excitement would be nice. I’m grateful for all the rest, and quiet time I got due to the lockdowns, but to have at least the choice to shake off some stress in a group setting would be appreciated.

My current forms of entertainment are through the lives of others, fictive or real. I audio read pretty much on a daily which makes me smarter at a steady pace. Learning is exciting in its own way though more basic fun is welcomed. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to mingle safely in the Holidays. For now, patience is my ally, and I let my intellect lead the show.

Gratitude Journal:

I’m grateful to be there for my friend’s health.

My daily diary as a student entering university for the first time at forty. Growth is my life long quest. Kaizenka, ex-nomade, foodie, and health nerd.