Mad Scientess Jane Expat (nanila) wrote,
Mad Scientess Jane Expat

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Day 31/365: One month marker

I have made it an entire month into the project without missing a day! Huzzah!

And now for some meta-observations.

  1. Making this a public endeavour has enabled me to put aside time for writing out my thoughts every day.

  2. I no longer feel like I'm missing out on recording things about the children. I have had this constant low-level hum of guilt ever since I went back to work full-time, a sensation I'm sure many people are familiar with, about not spending enough time appreciating the little steps they make in their development. Speaking of which, Humuhumu is very proud of having moved from the "red books" (Stage 2) to the "yellow books" (Stage 3) at school.

  3. I no longer feel like I have to "steal" time from what little the bloke and I have in the evenings to write posts, because mostly I'm sitting down next to him and announcing that I'm going to spend 30-45 minutes writing my daily project post, and he's cool with that and answers work e-mail or reads about the rugby or watches something that I'm not particularly interested in on the telly.

  4. Writing daily posts has made me better about commenting on other people's posts. I feel like my Circle is becoming more active as well, even though I haven't added any new subscriptions this month.

  5. Writing daily posts has also had the curious side effect of making me better at communicating regularly by other means. I've been reaching out to people via e-mail, text and phone with greater ease and timeliness.

  6. At some point I will miss a day, and I am ill-prepared to make peace with that eventuality. I must spend a little time getting my brain to calm down about the prospect.

  7. I'm going to have to declare comment amnesties on some older posts, as the slowly increasing backlog of unanswered comments over this past month demonstrates to me. My apologies. I don't like doing this much, and I need to learn to be better at admitting I've failed at completeness.

  8. Thank you all for reading.

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