Something that went well today: I played a lot of poker and stayed focused even when things weren’t going the best.
Something that went poorly today: I didn’t not manage my session time very well and played much longer in one session than I should have.
Something I will improve on for tomorrow: Focusing better when I first wake up to ensure I use my time more wisely.
Something I am thankful for: That I have been better about my challenges lately.
Something I must get done tomorrow: I must play with the bunny a bit more tomorrow.
I put in my first real day of being an adult today, or at least it kind of felt like that. I ended up with about 8 total hours of poker played today, which is what I was hoping to go for, but I wasn’t really happy with how I broke up those sessions. I had one session of 2 hours and 57 minutes, which is about what I would like for it to be at. Perhaps a little bit shorter is better, but it’s about right. The other session though was not good in that I went 4 hours and 51 minutes. That’s far too long and normally results in me playing less than my A game. I would much prefer that length of session got broke up into two pieces.
I can’t complain too much as actually getting that much playing in is really nice for me. It’s like the person who accomplishes all their goals for the day complaining that they did them too fast. Sure, the execution could be a bit better, but just getting them done in the first place is so overwhelmingly the better news that it shouldn’t really matter all that much. I suppose in some ways it’s just me looking at how I can do better for the next time, which will be tomorrow. I just need to be more careful and make sure that I keep an eye on the time a little bit better.
The results from the day were a little all over the place. I was up in my main game, but really struggled in my secondary game. This might sound good, but I need to be doing well at both realistically, because my main game doesn’t run quite as late as I would like. Also, my main game was down for much of the day but I mounted a very solid rebuild towards the end of the night. I think this is why I am not getting on myself more for going too long, because getting that rebuild felt really nice, even if it really doesn’t mean all that much in the overall grand scheme of things.
Writing has also been going a lot better lately. I took a few days off from working on my main story to just do some random stuff, because I wasn’t really feeling what I was working on. I started knocking it out of the park again though. I’m finally starting to bring stuff together and finally starting to really make the story complete. I wrote this one differently than I had written anything else I had tried. I just wrote random scenes from the book that popped into my head. I didn’t write it in chronological order. It felt a bit weird at times to write, but I think it ended up best, because I worked on what was fresh and exciting in my mind.
I still have a decent amount to go until I get a full draft done, but I notice scenes are finally starting to come together and make a little bit more sense in my head. I feel better about things as a whole story. One things I need to work on is making chapters and then heading for each of those chapters. It would make dealing with everything a little bit easier than the way I currently have it. I never have any idea what is good to have in one chapter and what isn’t. I get it’s supposed to break the story apart, but I also don’t want to make it feel choppy. I am going to have to play with it a fair amount to get it how I would like it.
I’ve been doing a lot better in my goals overall, especially with working out. I had been doing fairly well at writing and stuff already, but I hadn’t consistently worked out over a long period, but I have really crushed that lately and worked out 4 days in a row now. I know that sounds pretty small, but getting that kind of momentum built up and really doing well feels good. It’s a lot better than I had been doing and I am glad that I am able to make progress on things. This next week shouldn’t be as sad of a weekly report on where my hours went.
I think that’s about it for now. I’m fairly tired and jess should be home rather soon. Then it’s off to bed and then off to another day for me. Got to keep the good train rolling.