Happy Wooden’s (Odin’s) Day
One significant change in my routines is the new work day/rest day dichotomy. A work day is truly that – work from the beginning of the day to the end. A rest day routine truly leads to rest and recharge focus. that I need. Now that I have done it for a few weeks, I wish I had thought of this sooner.
The thing is I can work all day once I am in the mindset of working. So it is much easier to carry that over into the rest of the day after I get out of work and do some work for myself like writing, personal business, and language study.
On the other hand, when I have a day off. I am in that mindset so activities that recharge my batteries and get me some rest work in that mindset. The biggest change her is I am not trying to mix and match the day and it works much better.
“Self-Reliance is the spirit of independence, which is achieved not only for the individual but also for the family, clan, tribe, and nation.”
Principle: To achieve and maintain personal independence and advocate for independence in my family, state and nation.
Goal: Find a new, better paying job by September 2019.
Bucket List: To own and run my own successful business or company by March 2029.
The job search continues but at this point, I am expanding the search to where I am willing to work – anywhere in the United States. I need to have something different before the summer is over.
The ultimate end is true self-reliance and I will be my own boss again. If I ever fire myself at that point it will be because I have found someone to run the business that I trust or have enough money to sell it and actually ‘retire’.
“Industriousness is the willingness to work hard, always striving for efficiency, as a joyous activity in itself”
Principle: Work with the enjoyment of work itself.
Finalize last requirements for my degree – Internship by May 2019 – May 2019 (achieved)
Bucket List: Write A Novel and Get it Published by March 2022.
Writing my novel is pretty regular these days. I have a The Rabyd Skald post coming up about it my writing so I will talk more about it then.
“Hospitality is the willingness to share what one has with one’s fellows, especially when they are far from home.”
Principle: To share out of my abundance to help people where I can with their life’s journey.
Goal: By March 31st of 2020, to be the leader/participant in a group of some kind.
Bucket List: To own my own home by March 2024.
I am not sure what type of group I want to be a part of but I know from a social interaction point of view I need it. I just don’t feel comfortable doing that sort of thing where I live right now. Too many memories and people I no longer want to associate with.
Owning a home or at least be making payments in less than five years requires a new job so that comes first.
Higher Virtue – Justice:
I am trying to be just to myself these days. It is something I work on. I made my mistakes and some of them pretty big ones, but it’s in the past and I think I have paid the price for them so time to get moving. The best way to be just to myself is to start treating myself to a little hospitality and working hard to be self-reliant.
Work Day Routine:
- Morning Routine
- Wife: Communication / Cuddle Time
- Blogging – Organize, revise, write a new post for the next day, 15 min. work on fiction.
- Weightlifting: Gym time – 1 hour after work.
- Writing: One Hour on top of the blogging routine each day. Alternate between Non-Fiction Book and Novel.
- Language Study: A half hour on Latin
- Personal Business: record financial transactions, savings plan actions, budgeting, appointments, other actions, etc.
- Check Communications and Email after 2 pm but before 4 pm.
- Nutrition: Daily Carb Count – 2
It makes a day busy but also I feel productive which is a good honorable feeling at the end of the day.
The Rabyd Skald – Wandering Soul, Bard, and Philosopher. The Grey Wayfarer.