What I'm Working On Now

This is a 'Now' page. I love the idea of nownownow.com and so here it is!

Last update: May 21, 2024

The personal habits I'm focusing on

After struggling with getting back on track with my personal habits, I decided to practice what I preach and create ridiculously tiny habits that are impossible for my brain to find excuses for. Reading one page a day? I can't use the "I'm too busy today" card for that! 😉

  • Meditate for 10 mins right after waking up
  • Read 1 page
  • Play 1 song on the piano

My business focus atm

  • Enjoy my 'low season': There are times for setting business goals, and there are times to just go with the flow. As my client work is on the lower end this month, I decided to focus more on personal goals like resting (yes! This should be on your goals list, too!), rehearsing new songs, or helping out a friend. I'm open to onboarding a new client, but I'm also mindful of something exciting that's coming up... My 4-month trip to Europe!! Not only will I visit my family in Belgium, but I'll also visit friends in Spain and Norway. European Summer, here I come!

What I'm still not doing

  • Recording podcasts and journaling sessions ✍️ I'm not feeling the recording vibes lately, and that is A-okay. I got separated from my partner recently, and I accept that I need more downtime to process these life changes at the moment. Again, there are moments of inspiration to create new content, and there are moments to just enjoy the fruits of the work you've put in so far ;)

I'd like to push myself to ...

  • Write 50 songs: I want to get over the fear of 'getting it right' when it comes to songs. The expectation of creating 1 song and LOVING the result is ridiculous. I'm challenging myself to write 50 shitty songs with simple chords, just to get those creative juices flowing. No expectations, no end result, no perfect melodies. Just do it.

What I'm reading right now

  • SOLO by Peter McGraw: I've always felt happier being single. Before starting my last relationship, I could even imagine my life without ever having a monogamous long-term partner. I'm reconnecting with this idea, and I love how this book talks about being solo instead of single. Being single is not a temporary state in-between relationships, it's a way of building a remarkable life of your own. Highly recommend!

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