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Hello!

A bit of evening reflection. Today was a nice day. I worked for 6 hours took a nap and met my friends. The best moment of today was making new friends and hanging out with the old ones.

I've gone through many kinds of feelings lately and still am. I haven't yet figured out completely what these feelings are about. I feel that I'm going to take it a bit easier; probably meaning that I'm going to ease on some of my planned routine and leave time for friends, enjoying life and taking a more harmonious approach. 

I once read a story about Dave Mustaine, Megadeth's guitarist, who even after accomplishing what most of us would consider outrageous success felt discontent. The source of his unhappiness was the fact that even the 50 million albums sold did not compare to the sales of the band he was once kicked out of, Metallica.

I've built a hefty image of what my goals are and who I'd like to be, but in some way I feel that they might be my Metallica. An image that I truly want yet in a way so far away that it sucks joy out living as imperfect human being, even though life offers so many wonders and unique experiences every day. That's why I'm going to take a bit distance from my goals, the oppressing schedule and feeling they bring with them. At least for a while, there will be time for more goal-oriented behaviour as well.

Explaining this is rather difficult. Anyways taking a bit easier, enjoying the good things that are and are to come.

Today I'm grateful for:

  • Telegraph road, by Dire Straits
  • Great weather for cycling today
  • Figuring out how things work a to be engineer explained the mechanics of a gun today which was very interesting
  • Martial arts
  • Great people at work
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Do not think about yourself as an underachiever. A path to a goal it is not as straightforward as it seems. It is not an exponential growth. Evaluation of your goals is a good step to be honest with yourself about what you really desire. Try to do things and make decisions that are related to your long term goals. The long term goals should define them. And remember that the price at the end isn't measured only by how hard we work. World would look differently if it was the only factor of how successful a person can be.

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Hello!

Today I've rested. I've read, eaten a horse and reflected with flow. The best moment of today was dining with my friends and laughing at bad google translate translations. I've been a bit bored, but that's nice for a change. I feel like I've built up some energy and motivation to do things.

Do not think about yourself as an underachiever. A path to a goal it is not as straightforward as it seems. It is not an exponential growth. Evaluation of your goals is a good step to be honest with yourself about what you really desire. Try to do things and make decisions that are related to your long term goals. The long term goals should define them. And remember that the price at the end isn't measured only by how hard we work. World would look differently if it was the only factor of how successful a person can be.

Yeah, life truly isn't that straight forward, or maybe it's us humans that aren't. Thank you for your advice! What kind of books are you reading atm?

Today I'm grateful for:

  • A beautiful sunset today, I should go take a walk with my friends some evening
  • Food; no explanations needed
  • Springtime
  • Getting better in regards to my flu
  • Learning new languages

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What kind of books are you reading atm

I read:

Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One
by Joe Dispenza

and

I listen to: The Minimalists Podcast

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Hello!

Today was a nice and laid back day. I studied some circuit calculations and played Catan with a Seafarers twist. The best moment of today was seeing my friends.

The rest of the week is looking pretty busy. I have some volleyball, studying, important meetings,a hiking trip and a flight scheduled. Looking forward to it now that I've rested a bit.

@Stercus accidit I've got to check out those sometime! Especially the minimalist podcast seems interesting.

Today I'm grateful for:

  • The Seafarers expansion for Catan
  • A great nurse in our school
  • Interesting conversations about humanistic questions
  • Good health
  • Hobbies

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Hello!

I got sick yesterday so I missed a meet with an interesting person. Well that happens, feeling better now. Tomorrow I'm going to celebrate my friends birthday. The best moment of today was studying physics and getting physically better.

I feel like I've recovered pretty well from the load of work, I'm kind of missing the steady training and work. That has to wait for a while though; I'm traveling to Thailand next saturday and probably leaving the studying back here. 

I'm feeling a bit tired so I'm going to take a good rest now. Good night, sleep tight fellow Gamequitters!

Today I'm grateful for:

  • Broccoli, lentils and bacon
  • Good books
  • Playing the piano
  • Learning about index funds
  • A good family
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Hello!

I'm back from Thailand. It was a great trip! Today I've been studying, playing some chess and resting. The best moment of today was hanging with my friend Teemu and getting a pleasant surprise regarding the upcoming year.

Overall life is going well. I've got pretty steady assets and plans going forward. Now I'm feeling a bit bored; my mind wants to do, but my body is exhausted after yesterdays training. Maybe I'll refine my values to my new personal journal.

I received good grades from the final exams and it seems like I could receive an automatic right to study at the university I'm applying to.

Today I'm grateful for:

  • Frankl's Man's search for meaning
  • Friends
  • Humor
  • How polite and social Thais are
  • Being home after a long journey
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Hello, buddy!

I see that you're journal will be probably the first one that will hit 100 pages! WooHoo!

That's serious consistency in writing I'm even jealous about a little bit :$

However, I'm glad it works for you. Btw. How long are you game free?

Greetings, Mad Pharmacist

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Hello!

Today has been a cool day. I've got a new haircut, visited an activity center nearby and trained Bjj. My hand is currently a bit injured so no rolling for now. I'm feeling a bit tired and blue for the time being. The rest of the week looks busy and I've plenty of work to clean the house before the celebration for schools' ending. The best moment of today was refreshing my old gymnastic memories on trampoline; I did a couple of doubles and some fast twist-flips.

Hello, buddy!

I see that you're journal will be probably the first one that will hit 100 pages! WooHoo!

That's serious consistency in writing I'm even jealous about a little bit :$

However, I'm glad it works for you. Btw. How long are you game free?

Greetings, Mad Pharmacist

Heya!

Well recently I've not been as consistent with the consistency regarding these journals. Otherwise I'm going pretty steady with my routines. For now I've been game free for 702 days! :) Certainly going forward game free.

Today I'm grateful for:

  • Learning physical skills – It is and feels such a natural thing to do. Good balance for mathematics, philosophy and psych.
  • A good game of chess with my teacher
  • Trying out a new haircut; we'll see how it turns out in a couple of days as my hair curls a bit
  • Not having to worry about famine
  • Internet for teaching me English throughout my life

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Hello!

Today has been a great day. I've been cleaning, playing volleyball and reflecting some goals and other thoughts. The best moments of today were moments when I felt the progression on volleyball: some nice blocks and plays. Writing my goals was also very enjoyable.

Today I'm grateful for:

  • A great essay my sister wrote - I didn't know she was that good with the words
  • Writing my goals out
  • Sports
  • Naan bread – It's lovely
  • Going on a nostalgic trip to a nearby island tomorrow

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Hello!

Today was a fun day. I visited a nearby island together with my friends and it was a lot of fun. The summer is beginning as usual: 5 degrees Celsius and a few hailstorms. After visiting the island I've been training Bjj and cleaning. The best moment of today was being with my friends and landing a new type of straight ankle lock.

Today I'm grateful for:

  • Finding some cool and not so touristy places to travel to
  • Meeting my age group from school tomorrow
  • Receiving a place to study in Uni
  • Rock and roll
  • Great performances today
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5 celcius is summer!?!?!? Love hailstorms though!

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