Now

It’s March 2, 2019 and I’m focused on:

  • Minimalism. This has been key lately, from my bedroom to my phone. I’ve removed both physical and digital clutter because I’m more serious than ever about being in control and making conscious decisions, particularly with my attention. I’ve hidden apps that I previously instinctively opened and have even deleted the third-party Twitter app I use from my phone entirely.
  • Reading. I read an average of 5.76 pages per day in 2017 and 2.57 in 2018. This is absolutely unacceptable and I’m not letting it happen again in 2019. At 6.18 pages per day thus far, I’m not off to a perfect start, but it’s great to be finally diving into all the awesome books I’ve acquired the last few years.
  • Writing. While increasing the consistency of my nightly journaling with pen and paper, I’m experimenting with making free writing on my laptop one of the first things I do each day. Journaling helps me get out of my head quite a lot, but it obviously doesn’t directly lead to things being published on The Apex or my blog. I can’t keep trying to write perfect final drafts off the bat; I believe I need to flesh things out to publish more and spark further ideas.
  • Sustainable publishing. I’ve been refreshing different design aspects of The Apex the last few weeks, a project which has included creating an entirely new Support page. As I wrote text to fill the new page, I felt more and more in tune with the value-for-value model. It’s obviously a bold concept but it sure has its strengths.
  • Putting it all together. Not only am I finally reading more, I’m even taking notes by hand in a journal that I bought and started thinking I’d never use. I’ve spent years waiting for perfect systems to strike me before moving forward. Now I know I have to just start and course correct over time.
  • Returning to Florida. After embarking on a truly wonderful Caribbean cruise from Miami as 2018 turned to 2019, I’m eager to get back to Florida, this time for the first NTT IndyCar Series race of the year March 8–10 on the streets of St. Petersburg.