ntang (ntang) wrote,

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...there be changes afoot.

I've been a bit unhappy with things recently, so I've decided I need to make some changes. I'm not sure what changes yet, but I will be making changes. I'm going to start going to sleep earlier in general (like, I plan on hitting the sack in ~20 minutes tonight, and I just got home at a little before midnight), trying to get a little more organized, trying to clean up, etc. I've slowly been making changes in my life, and they're a pain in the ass but they're good overall. I've been doing my finances more regularly and more carefully, which has helped. I've been watching over my money more carefully, and have been trying to avoid even more unnecessary expenses, which has also helped. We've started doing timesheets at work, which interestingly enough has probably helped me a little bit - I'm more aware of what I'm spending time on, so I try to limit the things that are less important and shoot for the stuff that's more important. It's all basic, simple stuff, but a little here and a little there makes a difference.

I think I'm going to make some changes in here as well as out here. I don't like the look of my journal; I think I'll change it. I'm not going to spend a long time on it, as I think that's a waste of time, but I'd like to spiffy it up a little. I look at my friends page every day, and while I've tweaked it to be a very efficient page, it's not the best looking one. I suppose I ought to make my main journal page a little nicer looking as well, although ironically as I look at it less it matters less to me. I think I may be changing the content as well, too. I'm not quite sure how yet, but I will. I was pondering ending it earlier today, but I think I'd rather not get that drastic. This is actually my 2nd livejournal, and while I don't regret starting fresh with a new username and a clean slate, I think I'm more or less happy with what I've got here, now. I may lock some entries, though, and unlock others. I think I'd like to post fewer stupid posts and post more meaningful posts, although it'll take a while. At the very least I want to post more meaningful posts, which may just mean I post more in general. I'm tempted to carry a notebook with me and just jot down thoughts and quotes as I go through the day, and then record them in my livejournal in a more cohesive form later - although that will require a new level of discipline that my journal's never had. Might be a good exercise, though.

I'm also pondering opening up formerly closed parts of my image gallery. I love showing off pics of the kids, for instance, but I just worry about them - spewing all about myself in a public forum on the internet is one thing, but exposing the kids, even by posting innocent pictures of them, is another story. They'll probably be friends-only entries at the very least, if I do post any more.

I dunno. I've just felt like the time has come to stop fscking around here and get things in order. I don't like the way things are going, or at least, don't like them enough. They've improved o'er the past year, but I want them to be better still.

"Come, Watson, come! The game is afoot. Not a word! Into your clothes and come!"

(That sounds really dirty. But you know what I mean, and Sherlock Holmes was straight, anyways.)

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