I’m getting back in a groove. I rearranged my desk, assembled the adjustable monitor/keyboard stand purchased in September so I can sometimes not be sitting down, and am about to install the big whiteboard purchased in October so I can think out loud and visualize my work. We have a new daily routine wherein I have two solid chunks of workday before and after lunch. It bears a very strong resemblance to a workday. By the time it begins, I’ve eaten breakfast, incorporated some coffee, and played with Taavi. By the time it ends, I’ve gotten a bunch of good stuff done. My client work has shifted focus from mostly consulting to mostly coaching, which I hadn’t done since the pandemic began. I’m relieved to see myself able to do it under these conditions.

All of this possible because Taavi’s new kindergarten is, as we’d hoped, a much better fit. Now we’re working on how to get him better sleep. In the meantime, for me, having effective workdays (and being able to look forward to more) gives me energy and good cheer to power through.

Piano time remains intermittent, but I still feel a sense of progress. The other day I overheard someone whistling a melody from the piece. I choose to interpret this as evidence that I’m beginning to make music with it.

What’s this?

It’s a /now page.

nownownow.com is a directory of people with /now pages. I’m listed there.