2020-05-07 – So here we are. Cooped up. But we have food and shelter—and the Internet. We all fall back on hobbies to get us through. My hobby, apparently, is self-improvement.
I say “apparently” because the biggest self-improvement projects I’ve done while in captivity were sorta required. I had 30 hours of continuing legal education to complete or I’d lose my license. My employer “gave” us a self-improvement program called Positive Intelligence, which is pretty time absorbing, enforced by an app on my phone.
But, I guess I kinda get into it. I write courses for a living, so, I guess, I like taking them. Beyond the mandated courses, I’ve been learning Spanish, so I can do better with my Spanish-speaking immigration clients (also enforced by an app). And I’m taking guitar lessons on Zoom, and working on my novel, and riding my bike a lot (being sure to keep at a proper social distance from everyone and wearing a mask).
It all has me kinda breathless. So my question is: how much self-improvement is too much.
Am I getting improved? Am I just stemming the fated decline? Is that even possible? Maybe this is as good as it gets.
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