"right-sizing" expectations

As I continue to adjust to life as a married man, as a father, and as an employee with signficant responsibility (all of which have happened in the last two years) I find myself slowly making peace with the new definition of “my time.”

In light of my recent realization, I’ve set some new, reasonable goals for myself:

  • maximize play-time with Jerry
  • one new Kanji per week
  • one hour of dedicated exercise per month
  • one book per month
Progress, of the best kind, is comparatively slow. Great results cannot be achieved at once; and we must be satisfied to advance in life as we walk, step by step.
  • Samuel Smiles