One of those days that had a bit of everything: warm-up morning jog, busy workday with both massages and translation/editing, yet another supermarket food delivery (really starting to love those!), track race, lots of train time, European Championships on TV… At one point, I was tired, but still achieved what I wanted, so a good day! Sometimes having more activities compressed into one day gives an energy boost. The more you do, the more you get done if you cut out all the procrastination which is mere laziness to be honest.
1. Own and live in a house.
Another one of those days when all I did was making a tiny bit of money for the future house.
2. Write AND publish a book.
Still fired up and writing the damn book too! Didn’t get as many words in as I wanted but… something clicked and I found my voice. Anyone who has tried to write something like a novel knows how important it is to find your voice, the kind of voice that you enjoy because only then the readers can enjoy it too. It is better than some of the soppy things I’ve written, it has a certain kick to it, a humorous note. This is exactly what I need. Moreover, I diverted slightly from the real-life story and made some things up. This is where the story becomes alive, becomes something bigger than just one of my memories. Where live and fiction meet, magic happens. Now I just have to keep going. Easier said than done but I cannot stop. I cannot fail myself again.
3. Win a major race.
2000 metres on the track. Even the knots in my stomach and nagging doubtful voices in my head couldn’t stop me. Looking back, I could have done better. 7.37 is not a great time but actually fine for me. Much better than my coach expected. But… it wasn’t exactly a walk in a park but not hard either. Left some gunpowder inside me for the next time.
Photo of the Day
Just a random photo on my way home, 250 metres to go. It is getting dark in the evenings. August. It was almost 10pm when I took the photo.