May 21, 2020

Walked Outside, Read A Few Chapters of Book, Did Homework Early

10:19 PM

I think today was a good day. I fell asleep last night at around 12 AM after completing my homework. When I woke up this morning at 6 AM I immediately worked on updating my logs for the day. I took pictures and measurements, but didn't post them today morning. Instead I put priority on managing and closing off the Habitica challenges that ended yesterday. I would have done this yesterday but I had homework which I worked on for a few hours and felt too sleepy to work on anything else. It takes 1-2 hours of manual work to manage the Habitica challenges I run and declare winners for each, and I was not going to stay up until 1 or 2 AM at night working on that. Nope, I liked sleep a lot more.

After I worked on the Habitica challenges, I could have uploaded the new measurements and pictures. Instead I worked on writing yesterday's journal, and that took me quite a while since it was over 1000 words. By the time I was done, it was already nearly 9 AM, and I had to get ready to work from home. I got things ready and because I had some time available, I decided to walk outside for a bit. It was a nice and refreshing day, and I wore a mask. I didn't encounter that many people walking outside either, just some people driving to work, or walking their dogs. But yeah this was the first time I had deliberately gone out to walk in ages.

For fun I jumped on some curbs and balanced myself with arms outstretched as I walked along them like a kid. I really feel like an agile person when I do this, it just feels like I have total control of my movement and I feel so quick. In comparison with riding a bike, I can't just do a U-Turn on the spot, I'd need at least 1 road lane width of road to be able to do a U-Turn on a bike, whereas I can do a complete reverse turn literally on the spot while on my feet. I could also jump and reach places I couldn't reach with a bike, like going on top of benches or boulders (I didn't jump on top of either of these, but I do have the ability to).

After that work started and it was just a normal working day. During lunch I went out and walked outside again, just another lap around the neighborhood while wearing a mask. I again jumped on some curbs and played around again.

I went back home and then worked some more. Very normal working day, again I would write more about what I do and such, but I'm not sure if this should be written about, so I just don't write about work too much.

After work I read a bit of a book. It's been a long time since I tried reading anything outside of work and school, and so I decided to just read for myself just to see if I still had the ability to read "old fashioned media". I'm so used to cartoons, animations, comics, video games, social media, etc, as the main forms of entertainment for me and these are very high levels of entertainment. I would say it's very hard to suddenly be enticed to read a book or newspaper when you have the option to play games, watch animation cartoons, or read comics.

I decided, you know what? I have too much of these high levels of entertainment already, I would like to see if I could go back to the old mediums. So I picked up an old fashioned book, and just read. I read maybe 10 pages total. It wasn't much, I didn't read for long, and then I went out to walk again.

I'm really enjoying walking outside again. It's such a peaceful experience. I'm outside wearing shorts, a shirt, and sandals, and I just feel so agile. As I walked outside, I just felt fast and healthy. I could have sprinted or ran several miles on command right then and there quite easily, but I had to suppress my energy just so I could walk normally. I just felt so powerful and so alive after walking outside a few times today. I think I will do this from now on.

After that I came back home and worked on my homework. I read two different studies for my homework, and it can get boring reading through charts and graphs and statistics, but I did it. I was able to do that today, and I wrote my analysis on both journal articles that I read. I read some possibly life changing materials that definitely influenced my life tonight. I think a lot of events today all just came together and everything made a lot more sense to me. Awesome.

Tomorrow morning, I'm already planning on making a new video again. As long as I wake up early enough, and I get enough time to prepare to make and record the video, I can do it. I'm still working on my logs and still haven't posted today's logs, so that might take 30 minutes to an hour to get all that ready tomorrow. So I don't know if I'll be able to do a video, but that is in the plan for sure.

Written by JustMegawatt

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