I’m now home in Panama City, Panama focusing on the following:
-Working with great people at Sony Music’s Latin-Iberia regional office.
-Prioritizing my personal growth, healing, and well-being.
-Sharing time with my grandparents.
–Deliberate-practicing Voice, Acting, and Acoustic Guitar for an original song. I’m doing one daily session of deliberate practice (each session focuses on one of the three crafts), and I’m directing most of my creative energy towards the song. Of the three crafts, Acoustic Guitar is currently my top priority.
-Exercising each day, mostly via Jeet Kune Do, strength training, and/or yoga.
-Meditating each day, mostly via mindful breathing.
-Learning about the science of sleep.
Here are some of my goals for 2021, excluding creative goals and work goals:
–Goal: Passing a C1 certification exam in the French language. Plan: I’m already interacting with the French language on a daily basis. Once I finish my current creative project, I’ll prepare for the exam with the help of an expert tutor.
–Goal: Having basic comprehension skills in Portuguese so I can at least know what my Portuguese and Brazilian colleagues talk and write about at work. Plan: I’ll ask my colleagues for pronunciation tips and key phrases, and I’ll study any email I get in Portuguese until I know each word in it.
–Goal: Completing a Jeet Kune Do training program and placing in the intermediate level. Plan: Once I finish my current creative project, I’ll enroll in an online academy with an expert trainer, I’ll make Jeet Kune Do my main body learning discipline, and I’ll take an assessment before the end of the year, whenever possible.
–Goal: Completing an educational program in negotiation. Plan: I’ve already applied to enroll in an intensive negotiation course that starts in March.
–Goal: Not being in an intimate/romantic relationship and instead focusing on fully knowing who I am, who I want to be, what I have to do to get there, what my true needs and preferences are, and what my ideal relationship looks like. Plan: I’ll say no to any intimate/romantic prospects/opportunities, unless I get a call from 1970s Diane Keaton. I’ll direct any drive for closeness towards knowing my self, making new friends, deepening existing friendships and family ties, and enriching my relationship with the arts.
–Goal: To get in the best physical shape of my life. Plan: I’ll continue to exercise each day, balancing cardiovascular training, strength training, and flexibility training. And I won’t eat junk food.
–Goal: To turn yoga, meditation, nightly journaling, and the Alexander Technique into non-negotiable life habits. Plan: I’ll be aware of how I’m using my self, and I’ll be intentional in my movements. I’ll shift my perspective on all four practices from “things I do sometimes” to “things I’ll do forever.”
–Goal: Integrating healthy sleep habits into my life. Plan: I’m currently studying the science of sleep and applying what I learn. I’ll aim to go to bed and wake up at the same time each day. I’ll also make daily rest non-negotiable.
–Goal: Improving my cooking skills to the point where I am able to cook three dishes I love for breakfast, three for lunch, and three for dinner. Plan: Later this year, after I finish my current creative project, I’ll buy the ingredients and learn the recipes and procedures for nine dishes I love, three for each meal.
-Plus creative goals and work goals! Of course, life is unpredictable, and these are just goals and plans, which are basically individualized horoscopes.
Last updated January 7, 2021