Uncollecting Update November 2021

As always, let’s get started with the numbers …

Media consumed # (remaining/total)
Physical Comics Read: 38 (6/57)
Digital Comics Read: 0 (472/539)
Trade Paperbacks/Graphic Novels Read: 5 (36/74)
Books Read: 0 (114/174)
Movies Watched: (101/146)
TV Seasons Completed: 0 (90/101)
TV Shows Completed: 0 (28/38)
Podcast Episodes Remaining: 229

What cracks me up about the podcast number repeatedly going up is that I keep finding new podcasts to listen to. I guess I’ll never be done with all of my un-listened to podcasts? Ah, who knows.

But on the comics front, this was productive. I still have to write reviews of the books I’ve read–maybe I’ll get to that this week–but I’m back into the single digits with what’s left. And honestly, I think that might be slightly inaccurate? I have a pile on my side table that is only about 3-4 comics deep and yet this says six. I’ll be re-counting at the end of December anyway, as I do a complete re-tally/purge before the New Year starts. I’ve also got to start taking stock of the things I was writing about last week, which is going to be the topic of several posts this month.

One thing I can say that I’ve already taken a more serious look at is the way I keep track of my habits. I went on Pinterest and looked up “habit trackers”, which sent me down the bullet journaling rabbit hole. Which is where I got the original format for my habit tracker; however, I’m not the calligraphy and pretty handwriting type (my handwriting can be barely legible at times) and the effort it would take to create a new “BuJo” (as they say) each month is already tiring. But I do have Excel! So yes, I created a color-coded Excel spreadsheet that I printed out and put into my daily planner. I did the same thing with my budget/bill tracker. It’s nerdy as hell, I know, but I enjoy not having to re-create everything around when the first of the month or the first of the year rolls around.

The focus shifted a little as well. The sheet I was using was focused on not doing certain things–mostly eating and spending money. What I did this time around was try to not just focus on some of my bad habits, but also consider what would be “good” habits. So, like, is there something I need to to each day in addition to not doing something or limiting something? It’s an easy concept, I know, but you’d be surprised (okay, you wouldn’t be) by how quickly I can get thrown off by just one bump in the road. And so far, so good. Granted, it’s December 4, but I’ll take what I can get.

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