It’s been over 3 years since I wrote a personal post, so I figured since I’m updating the theme to be more mobile friendly, I might as well put something out there.
It’s been over 8 months since I’ve been working from home and the experience has taught me that this is something I could do full time. I would have to supplement my normal routine with outings and social gatherings or else I really could become a shut-in.
I’m in a good place mentally. As has been for most of my life, I continue to try to grow, change, and decide who it is I want to be. The last year has been very instructive, but I do try to be cognizant of thinking that I’m done learning and I should start lecturing.
I’m acutely aware of how I’ve changed recently, and I haven’t spent enough time reflecting on it to decide if I’ve changed for the better. My goal is to be a kind, thoughtful, stoic person who has no ego, but I find that task extremely difficult to achieve.
I’ve gotten more into donating to causes, I really like https://www.thegivingblock.com/ because you don’t have to provide any information to give. I spent so much of my life hoarding good fortune that I want to give some of it back. I’m a little ashamed it’s taken me this long.
I’m thankful for my friends and family’s health, and I’m thankful that I have a job. It makes me uncomfortable to think that because of my privileged position, I have subsidized my risk in this pandemic out to people who are not as fortunate.
I still think a lot about philosophy, religion, ethics and I try to use them to improve. I’ve been vegetarian for nearly 2 years and my veganniversary is December 21. I try not to sit back and think “I’ve become a good enough person, I can rest now and take on no more causes” because being a good person is like building a sand castle right on the shore. Being good is the process, not the result. I often say that I’m not a good person, I’m a “not bad” person. And every day, I try to be better.