New Habits Are Hard

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The things that I do during the week are completely obliterated when the weekend arrives. Part of this is the lack of work commitments, sure, but also #KIDS


Without daycare and / or school and / or afterschool programs, P and I have to be actual full time parents.


But this isn’t about being expats living in a foreign country without nearby family and normally working full time and complaining about twins turning into little actual people and a five year old turning into a teenager when he gets entirely too much screen time.

This is about establishing new habits.

Daily habits.

Even on the days when the schedule is shifted. When you’re sick or flying or taking care of someone else.

There are some things that you prioritize no matter what.

In this case, are we saying daily writing is more important than taking care of someone else? Maybe.

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It Pours

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I completely didn’t write yesterday. I remembered, but then I forgot. That’s how it works sometimes. But I wrote today and published not one, but TWO articles.



Did I just find my hashtag?!?

Holy shit!

ASIDE: I once heard a podcast wherein the person said that they were asked to sift through all of their social media and online presence and remove all of the curse words and such and that so totally did NOT resonate. They also worked for a potential future president. So. Not. Me. But maybe that’s also why I keep being number two? Cause of the curse words? Hrm…


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What Was Your Biggest Lesson From 2018?

A fellow Toastmaster wrote a piece about her biggest lessons learned in 2018 which I promptly forwarded. #transformation #change

But then she turned it around on me.

“Thank you for sharing K Rain Leander! Love to know – what was your biggest lesson from 2018?”

~ Sangbreeta Moitra

And, yup, I have been mulling over that one off and on ever since.

Sure, it’s only been four days, but dayum, you’d think I could come up with at least one lesson learned.


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