Last year didn't turn out the way I expected, despite meeting most of the goals I had set for myself.  This year will be quieter.  I need to refocus and realign my life.  A turn of direction.  Repentance, if you will.  Less extravagance, more saving.  Less getting to know new people, more developing existing relationships.  Less outward exploration, more inward improvement.  And, hopefully, by the 10th year since my graduation from the FTTA, I will have gotten 80% done with reading the Life-Studies, which would still be 5 years behind when I should've already finished them.  Better late than never, I guess.  It is time, once again, for better discipline, in spending and living.

Additionally, I am once again attempting to grow Wasabi plants.  Whereas the first time was characterized by unpreparedness, the second time, by overengineering, this third time is just a simple setup.  I have a plant in potting soil, in a pot, in a shady place in the house, and a spray bottle.  I spray the plant two times a day - when I wake up, and when I go to sleep, taking care to aim for the soil, and not the plant, hence hopefully avoiding the disease problem that killed them with the last attempt.

Written on January 2, 2019
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