October has come and gone, and I still don’t like mornings. Maybe I never will. But I will say this… mornings are nice once I am actually up. The first 15 minutes or so stink no matter if it is 8am or 5am. Ok, it’s a little worse at 5am, but still, it’s basically the same.
This past month, I got up about 20-30 minutes earlier than I had been on average. That isn’t crazy early, but it still gave me a little time to get settled and ready for the day. In that sense, it was nice to be up. I thought maybe I could progress to earlier wake-ups as the month went on, but I wasn’t kidding when I said I am NOT a morning person. This is going to take some time. Plus, on many nights I stayed up later than normal, watching the Detroit Tigers tear up the A’s and Yankees, and then lay an egg in the World Series (so frustrating).
I’m planning on continuing this little morning exercise, hoping to bring it back 15-30 minutes more over the month of November. My little French press is going to get some extra wear and tear.
Well, PHP month has come and gone. My main objective was to learn how to use PHP within WordPress, which I got a good start on. The first part of the month I spent some time digging into theme files and page templates in some of the work I was doing. I didn’t really learn to code PHP that way, but I was at least getting familiar with how PHP works and I was able to make some basic changes. I’ll continue my learning this month as well, as I dive into a book or two, and maybe an online tutorial. Hopefully, I’ll actually start learning to code, and not just edit other’s code.
On to October, which is a refrain month. This months refrain could easily fall into either an embrace or refrain category, depending on how I approach it. From the beginning of this blog, one of my ideas was to embrace getting up early. However, getting up early is really just refraining from sleeping in! And that is just what I’ll be working on this month.
For many of my monthly projects, I have a tendency to set goals that are difficult to attain. I end up only partially fulfilling those goals. When I worked on solitude, I was effectively practicing solitude very little, and then went to trying it every day. I didn’t quite make it. I did the same thing with attempting to blog every day. This month, I am going to go about it more gradually. I normally get up around 7:15-7:30. This week, I am going to get up at 7. Then next week, I’ll try to get up at 6:30. By the end of the month, we’ll see if I can’t be getting up at 6 or maybe even 5:30. But really… I am NOT a morning person, so we will just take it one day at a time!