Looking for a Routine

"Cameras, Instax, and Fuchiko" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/50 sec, ISO6400
“Cameras, Instax, and Fuchiko” Cedar Park, 2017

こんばんは!How’s it going?

The rain is coming down pretty hard tonight, ⛈ and while I love the sound of the raindrops on the roof, there’s always a part of me wondering if our roof will leak. I guess it’s about time to get our roof inspected and I can put my mind at ease, huh.

Anyways, lately I’ve been trying to rework my schedule to find time for Japanese study. I’m kind of torn between the “old way” of doing things, which means looking at the schedule and figuring out a consistent time each day, or the “new way” of doing things, which means being flexible, but making sure to do it every day.

For the past year, I’ve taken and posted at least one photo per day, and I’ve also posted to this blog each day. I didn’t have a set schedule for doing these things, but they usually happened in the evening, or close to bedtime. After a few weeks, this just became my normal routine and I didn’t feel any stress to do it. In fact, I missed a day or two, and then doubled up the next day. Not worth beating myself up for not being perfect, right?

So I am thinking that I would like to incorporate my Japanese study into that same type of routine… but that means maybe staying up a little later, or perhaps trying to study at lunchtime at my office. I actually thought about doing that the past couple days, but I am already in my routine there where I just work straight through lunch and get my 8 hours in.

I guess this week I’ll just keep an eye open for times when I am free, for instance when I get home and the kids haven’t returned from school, or even when they are doing their homework or practicing piano/percussion. I think there will be plenty of time, I just have to commit to it and get it into my mind that it should be part of my daily activities. I’m excited!!!

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Today’s photo is of a shelf that we have in our house that I keep a few of my cameras on for display. The Nikon and Minolta actually have film in them and my friend Matt (who is also camera-crazy) has taken a few photos with them. I’m curious to see what he took!

I hope you had a nice Tuesday!

おやすみなさい!

– B Barron Fujimoto

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