- What did you most recently leap over (or past)?
I tried to purchase my first pack of NBA Top Shot moments. Leapt ahead to position 57,000 (I’m rounding) in queue of 300,000 eager buyers. With 67,500 packs available, I was definitely going to get one! But I got distracted by work and forgot to click back to the tab for about forty-five minutes and I missed my turn! Ack.
- When were you most recently forced to crawl?
I got a new Rush Blu-Ray, a concert video from their R40 tour. I dropped the stupid disc while trying to load the player, and had to get down on my hands and knees to retrieve it from beneath my TV stand. I think it was last Thursday.
- What are you sprinting from?
Debt. For several reasons mostly related to the lockdown, I’ve got more money to apply to some debt. I’m doing my darndest to pay it down as quickly as possible, this past year. It feels pretty good to see the numbers going down more and more quickly. It’s like I’ve gained some kind of momentum.
- What has recently required you to step carefully?
The Asian hate issue in the continental US is very real, but Asians in Hawaii don’t feel it the same way. I’m definitely privileged and I know it, but I can’t pretend to feel what my Asian friends are feeling elsewhere. I feel something profound. It’s just not what they’re feeling, and I am doing my best to respect it.
- Where is your next finish line?
I get my second shot Monday. Two weeks from then, I’ll be about as immune as I’m going to be after a year of staying away from friends, coworkers, and loved ones. It will be a huge relief, but I am doing my best not to get complacent until I’m actually over the line. I may cry.
2 Replies to “Friday 5: Obstacle course”
Our sprints are identical and I carry a not-insignificant amount of guilt for being able to improve my financial situation while others are scraping to get by.
Hooray for the 2nd shot. I, too, might cry when the 2 week period is over.
Oh yeah the guilt thing is real. I’ve been horribly lucky and so have my parents and I haven’t forgotten it for one second even when I’ve been miserable.
Here’s to an uneventful two weeks for you, and a joyful reunion in the stacks! <3