Now - May 2021

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This is my Now page and here’s what’s up for me these days (as posted on 05/06/21)

Well, I’m breathing a bit easier since my second jab. Still got another week before it’s “set in” as they say. Though soon, I look forward to slowly returning to the world. Still not quite sure what that is going to look like yet.

One of the more productive bits of panic to come from the last year of isolation was putting up a greenhouse. In addition to providing a bit of food security, it’s just nice to be around all the plants bursting with life inside. I don’t know what I’m doing yet, and still it’s doing great. We’ve been able to have a few full meals from things we grew from tiny seeds now. And it’s all delicious! Nothing like picking something and eating it minutes later, farm to table in about 30-feet.

This goes nicely with my Hundred Days of Health drive, which is also progressing well. I’ve already lost weight even while gaining muscle. Unlike having this as a goal every month (as I have for months!), I’m finally actually doing the work consistently. It really helps me to have a dedicated container, and I am taking better care of myself and feeling better in general. I’ll probably have some more detailed progress reports to share around day 25, 50, & 75. I’m only about two-weeks in right now.

Work is still the main thing taking my attention. Last week I got through a major push that was pretty critical, and while it’s not exactly smooth sailing yet, the extra effort I put in really did help. I hope to be able to hire some more folks in soon that should take this pressure off of me.

And lastly, one of the milestones that I hit this month is being totally debt-free again. Last year (before I go the job with ConvaTec), I had to take out a loan against my 401K to cover living expenses. This week, I pay back the last of it! This after paying off all credit cards in March (not that there was a lot on them, but there was some from the holidays still). I plan never to be in debt like that again. And by plan, I mean save up a one full year of financial runway this time. Because as the pandemic showed me, the six months that I had just wasn’t enough. So I’ll do better for next time.

So that’s me for now! How about YOU? Hit me up or leave me a comment below. Hope all is well with you :)

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