Hoppin’ John

Hoppin’ John – a Southern New Year’s Tradition

2020 is almost here, and I am feeling great. I stopped making New Year’s Resolutions (verbally) years ago, and instead, silently just made a few commitments to myself.

The biggest one was to get more serious about fitness, specifically weight lifting and going to the gym. This month finds me at the top of the “Leaderboard” for the 6th month in a row. That far exceeds my expectations. I also avoided what I might have done in the past and that is set a weight loss goal and after many months on a plateau just give up completely.

I decided this year the goal is fitness, regardless of weight loss. I’ve burned almost 1000 calories more than I’ve taken in on a daily average, and I’m going on 3 years riding my bike to BART to go to work. It’s worked and it’s a new way for me to look at things.

The fitness “practice” is the cornerstone which led to perhaps the most moderate year I can remember. I crossed the moderation line only once – when I got into the KWS-1 project, but I easily counter balanced that by going QRP. It’s a funny dichotomy, but it did remind me to try to stay balanced.

I did very, very well working on household projects cleaning and fixing things up.

I also did very very well sticking to playing music.

Work was excellent, and measured and successful, but I am taken aback over what I feel is the IT Industry being in serious “CCPA Denial”. I’ve been preparing for it since July, but have felt like I’ve been 8 months ahead of the pack, so that has felt a little off kilter. A lot of hurry up and wait.

I’m still going to bet 2020 starts with a bang and CCPA panic. I expect the first quarter to be crazy busy – so it’s been nice having some time to chill before the coming storm.

Beyond the first quarter of 2020, I haven’t thought much about it.

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