Personal Update 202402 | 29 Feb 2024


Thanks for taking a moment to read this month’s update. I hope you’re doing well. The photo above is from a bank lobby on 16 Jan 2024. I thought the abundant natural lighting, natural wood materials, and floor to ceiling windows made it a nice space. The day was bright and sunny after a long period of overcast winter skies.

Pressing Through

From 2003 to 2009, I lived in a tiny off-the-grid house. In the winter, I would leave the window open at the head of my bed. Breathing fresh cold air all night helped me wake feeling energized. It was a challenge in the morning to leave the comfort of a warm bed to start the day. In the mornings, it might be 40 to 50 degrees in the tiny house in the morning, or colder if the heater ran out of fuel.

Sometimes I still sleep with the window open. This morning it was 42 degrees, and stepping out of the shower was a mild form of taking an ice bath. Going from a warm bed, to wet and 42 degrees requires some focus and determination. It’s a good exercise.

That kind of discipline and drive is useful to develop for other areas of life where we need to stay focused and press through despite discomfort. Taking care of routine tasks requires a mindset of perseverance.

Writing topics

I continue to expand on the topic reports found on the Resources For Life dot com website. The list can be found on the What’s New Page. Adding incrementally takes very little time since the post and related context are already present.

Tech Writing

If you’re interested in the latest tech-related guides and articles I’ve posted, you can visit the Posts Page on the Iowa City Tech website.


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Origins. For those of you who are new to these monthly personal updates, they began about 23 years ago out of a desire to share from my personal life about topics of lifeways (faith/philosophy), health, career, finances, relationships, effective living, and public interest efforts. This is based on the Life Map presented on the Resources For Life website. [View]