3 days ago 🤯 for day 290, 2020 with 367 words.

Never Done

Yesterday, I rested. Today, I went to visit Simon and we walked for 16 kilometres. Tomorrow, I am planning my maths regimen.

It is strange that now I don't have the next deadline looming, I am planning the next thing. Strange, but also normal. After all, we're never finished with life until we are.

I don't think I'll ever be "all done", and even though I sometimes say I'd like to be, truth is, I like not being done. I like having things to look forward to and things to accomplish. Not in a compulsive list-checking way, mind you. I don't feel bad about things I don't accomplish anymore. But I still like working towards something.

What I don't like so much are too many hard deadlines in too short a time-frame. I try to avoid those or use them strategically to push myself to do something. Doing NaNoWriMo, for example, counts as a strategic deadline. It helped me write the first "really big thing".

Of course, sometimes deadlines are unavoidable. Exams happen when they happen. Events happen on a specific day. Some things need to be done by a certain time. So I make my way through them one by one and as long as there aren't too many of them, I'm fine.

I'll try to pay more attention to that in the future and, for example, not schedule anything in March when I know I have my exams. Events will have to wait until late April or possibly May.

But on the whole, I am happily not done with things and looking forward to all the non-deadlined-but-still-upcoming stuff. Adam's stuff will arrive here in two weeks or so. I have rooms to re-organize. It is November soon, so I possibly have another book to write. Then it will be December which means I get to buy Xmas decoration and experiment with Glühwein recipes.

Somewhere in between, I need to work through my University material and check off some homework. There is a card I wanted to mail to a friend, too. Perhaps I'll get that done tomorrow.

Bit by bit until I'm done (when I am dead).


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