It’s been an exciting six months. We’ve moved house — from a small, modern apartment to something bigger and older —and though we love it, it comes with a lot of things that take up a lot of time. Just when you’re finished moving all your stuff in, you realize you have to start doing and fixing things to make the place truly yours.
Those things often make you feel like you don’t have time for anything else. I felt like there were whole weeks where I hardly managed to keep up on any of my routines, other than going to work and sitting down in front of the TV to eat at night.
At the same time, my wife and I have very busy lives with more than a couple of interests that are entirely separate from each other, so the little time we had to work on personal endeavors and projects were often spent alone.
Yet somehow, things are happening. I’m working on revising a project after feedback from a potential publisher, and I’m very excited to finally be realizing this. The whole idea was born in a grocery store in Finland while on vacation, and it’s one the most clearest times an idea has just fallen into my head, almost complete from start to finish.
I’m also waiting to hear back about two things that are in the works, both of which should be out this year, and I’m very excited to hopefully soon be able to share something new with all my reader. Something’s happening, just you wait.
This year has also seen me return to the stage as a heavy metal guitarist. Music and guitars have been close to my heart since my early teens, but other than a handful of gigs here and there it’s been almost 15 years since the last time I played with a band. Well, now I’m back at it and it amazing. We have great chemistry, we put on an awesome show, and we write great music together!
I’m also planning on releasing some of my own music, where I write, play and sing together with a couple of my oldest friends – and I can’t wait to get it out there.
But at the same time, it often feels like I’m standing still and that nothing ever moves forward. That it’s all too much and that I’ll never see the end. So what I guess I’m saying is this:
Don’t just celebrate the wins. They’re often too far in between. Instead, take a moment to breathe in the small steps and the little milestones. That’s how you measure real progress.
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