Never was a day planner’s title so unfitting for the year 2020
It seemed to take the better part of a decade, but the year 2020 is finally over.
Indeed, once December hit, the year seemed to make up for its previous glacial progress due to Covid-19, at once jetting by and forcing me to likewise race to try to finish my outstanding resolutions for the year.
I chose the cover quote of my 2021 planner with extreme care.
This wasn’t just to counteract last year’s wildly inaccurate “Grand Plans” amidst a year that proved to hold anything but for the whole world due to Covid-19.
The third quarter, for me in any case, is the one that makes or breaks the year.
In the matter of achieving year-long goals it really does feel like the point where shit, as they say, gets Real.
(Continued from Part 1)
Being in lockdown made my lose my ability to count.
In a previous post, I wrote about taking part in the “life in lockdown” photo challenge on Twitter.
2020 feels like it’s already lasted 57 decades.
But we’ve now passed the official midpoint of the year.
Charles Pike, a character from season 3 of the sci-fi show The 100.
Science fiction and fantasy are my favourite genres of movies and TV series.
This is largely because they are the genres of ideas on what another version of the world could—and in some cases should—look like.
Two weeks ago, I took part in a challenge on Twitter.
Specifically, the “life in lockdown photo challenge”.
One photo a day of some aspect of your life during the COVID-19 pandemic for seven days, with no explanation of the bigger story behind each image.
Medwyn Goodall is my favourite musician to relax to that I strangely never talk about.
I’ve written the above sentence once before in a blog post, thereby now rendering it rather inaccurate. But these two mentions are in no way commensurate with how much I actually listen to him.
The inspirational title of my day planner for 2020 is “Grand Plans”.
It’s funny how so many sayings about plans are negative ones:
“If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.”
“No plan survives first contact with an opposing force.”
“Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.”
Once upon a time I used to review music albums and concerts on my blog.
I always enjoyed doing this because music is such an important part of my life. I only allow myself to watch TV/Netflix on weekends, but I listen to music all day every day.
I got away from blogging about music the further I progressed in my writing journey, centering most posts on that instead. This was especially the case after I reduced my blogging schedule from once a week to twice a month.