- Holiday market in Fairfax City
- Krispy Kreme treats from the neighbors
- The wife and daughter made cookies
It struck me this morning how you gain a certain level of intimacy or familiarity with your neighbors. I live in a townhome community, so I literally share walls with neighbors. With so many people in close proximity, you're bound to see and hear things you wouldn't normally. There is a level of thumping you become accustomed to with neighbors that have young children, for instance.
I also have a dog, and don't really give it a second thought what I'm wearing when I need to take her out. I'm always dressed, don't get me wrong; but I have no problem taking her out in my PJs or in grungy work (or work-out) clothes.
I was standing in the common area chatting with a neighbor I know while our dogs ran around this morning when this thought dawned on me. We're both standing there in our pajamas at 0730 and just having a nice conversation about the holidays, weather, etc.
It's kind of nice to get to know your neighbors a bit, isn't it?
I'm using the end of the year to refocus on my task list, my routines, and my “productivity”. Not really a resolution thing, just an opportunity for me to re-evaluate and decide on what's working, what isn't, and what I want to add or change. One of the things I tell myself that I want to do regularly is write or blog. I even set up my main blog again a couple years ago to help facilitate that. Yeah ... that went so-so.
So now I'm going to try to just free-form write a little more using write.as. It's a minimal interface, and I'm banking that it will help me sit down for at least five minutes and just write something ... regularly. Might be crap. Might not get read by anybody. But it will help me strengthen my writing, help me strengthen my thinking, and maybe help me reflect on stuff more often. All goals I have for myself.
Once I'm done writing this, I'm going to go back to planning and preparing for 2020. Time to revisit my goals and decide what to continue working on and what else to add to the list. I'll probably talk more about that in the next few days. :)