Happy New Year

With today, I’m halfway through recording Help Wanted, Call Loki. I also am working on a new page of Weblinks, my webcomic.

I’m also starting a few new routines. It’ll be interesting to see how (and if – grin!) they work. If they do, I’ll share.

Strangely enough, I still have the last couple of weeks of 2022 to finish my tracking on and get everything fully recorded. I also have to set up my new tracking spreadsheet. I’ve tossed around (and out) several ideas. But, today as I was waking up (and I’d probably been thinking about it), I may have hit upon the answer of how I want to handle it. It’s still going to take some time to design up that spreadsheet. I may build it as I go along. I’m not feeling a rush to get it done, especially since I have other things that I want to stay on track with.

Or, perhaps it’s because in my reading today of Breakfast with Seneca by David Fideler, there was a discussion on time slipping away and how people distract themselves. I’ve seen over and over that I leak time when I get distracted by a squirrel project. It’s not very important, but it diverts my attention for longer than I’d like. I’m determined to stop that and stay focused this year. It’s one of the reasons I’m excited to read this book. I don’t know if I mentioned it in an earlier blog or not, but Seneca had been coming up over and over (synchronicity) and I’d been feeling the need to read more about his life. Then, when randomly walking around the bookstore while going to look at art books, I found this title on the shelf where I had stopped. I didn’t buy the book when I first found it either. I returned the next day to purchase it because I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I think that in another life, I was a Stoic and I’m still working toward the values, trying to become a sage in a reincarnated life. Well, maybe the next one. Still, I find myself agreeing with Seneca in his letters.

Maybe that’s why I had such a desire to learn Latin when I was growing up. Unfortunately, I listened to my father (“Why would you want to speak a dead language?”) and didn’t progress very far. But the urge has as never completely left me. It would be great to read Seneca’s letters in the original Latin. Maybe that can be a goal for next year. I have enough for this year.

Or, maybe I’ll blaze through my goals and pick up a new one. Wouldn’t that be excellent?

What are you excited to accomplish this year? How do you want to grow as a person? Are you striving as the Stoics did to have excellence in character?