05 January 2020

Creature of Habit

I always tell people that my favourite hobby is eavesdropping. There are few things I enjoy more than being in a coffee shop or restaurant and listening to conversations at other tables.


I bought a house last year in a new-to-me town. One of the habits I've developed is going to the local sandwich spot on Saturday afternoon for lunch. The cost of a tuna melt and a bag of chips provides cheap entertainment while I listen to a group of 70+ year old women talk about "hookers," to old friends catching up to the restaurant staff sharing their joys and sorrows.

I usually take my bullet journal with me, and as I engage in my aural hobby, I review my accomplishments from the previous week and build my schedule and goals for the upcoming one. There is a certain satisfaction in the predictability of it all...from the food to the buzz of tables to the personal organization. I suspect that most people have their own rituals that keep themselves centered, with or without tuna.

This year I am posting a tweet a day from a previous year and expand on it a bit as a way to get back in the habit of sharing via a blog. You can see my full list of tweets posted on this day, or start seeing your own by following On This Day.

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