I had another good year in the books. It was marginally better than 2017. Aside from that, there isn’t much more to add in addition to my mid-year update. It was still the best year for me in terms of physical fitness and aesthetics. My Spanish continued to improve steadily and slowly (and frustratingly). Ditto to my swimming, although I haven’t jumped in the water in a few months.
There are a few other things worth sharing. For one, I bought a one-way ticket to Asia, where I’ve been spending my time the last 3 months. I started in Chiang Mai, then went to Bali, and finally to Tokyo. It’s been a dream come true and one of the best decisions I made in 2018. My original plan was to head to South America in January but I love it here too much and am currently HQ’d in Chiang Mai. The only thing I really, really miss aside from my family is the barbell. I really friggen miss it. But luckily, even after 3 months away from training and eating everything under the sun, I’m still feeling good and relatively fit. Bodyweight workouts are fun, and I plan on improving my flexibility over the next couple of months, but still, I love the feeling of getting under a bar and trying to lift it.
I read 21 books in 2018. It was a good pace for me. I was quite busy so getting in 21 books was more than enough. Some of my favourites include Win Bigly, It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Work, Tools of Titans, and Discipline Equals Freedom.
The only part of 2018 that I struggled with was my job. This was a biggy, and I spent too many days in a row waking up and not looking forward to the workday. So I made the decision to leave just around the end of the year. So here I am at the beginning of 2019 on the other side of the world, far from home, and starting my life all over again and at the bottom. I’ve been here before. Back to back to back to back business failures. You’d think I’d learned my lesson by now, but I haven’t. I’m an idiot. But a happy, wandering idiot. Cheers to a great 2019.
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