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Less Keyboard

The end of the year has forced me to collect my thoughts and score how well I've done during the second half of this year.

I'm probably spending more productive hours behind the keyboard these days, but I'm only measuring that by output, not by how I actually feel. While more productive these days and still focused on my work, there are some obvious drawbacks which have been catching up with me.

My writing has always suffered, but I can honestly say that I haven't missed it as badly the past few months as I usually have. Also, this fact alone does not worry me, since worrying about not writing has never done me any favors in the past.

Health-wise, I'm a bit more concerned. A few more sleepless nights, cutting corners on diet and exercise-- people tell me this is normal when you're married and have a kid on the way, but I refuse to believe that this is just par for the course. After all, these factors must invariably impact the level of happiness and satisfaction of the rest of the family, no? Better to keep good habits now than to make the extra effort later to adopt them.