Last Set of Classes Scheduled
Finishing up finals for my 6 classes, and just signed up for the last 6. Free MPA by April almost in hand. I got a few in-person informational interviews at a couple places here in Miami, and one in Vermont. Nothing thus far out west. More outreach e-mails needed.
Dating Outreach Fun
Day game is still pretty fun. Today I met a pretty 26 yo walking her dog and got her # to reach out to tomorrow. Opened with "that's a cute dog, *pet pet*." lol. The cool thing is that it's becoming super obvious when a girl is interested/available. If they stay and talk rather than inputting a polite excuse before bailing, that's a good indicator. If they ask you questions, you're on the right track. If they say yes when you ask to escalate, that's a pretty good indicator. If they (actually) respond to the day-after hello text, that's pretty good too. And of course if they routinely show up to more dating-like activities, you're doing great. Just don't be negative nor text them more than they do you. And don't tell them "I love you" before they do.
Aside from her, I also met a 24 yo at a cafe. Opened with a comment-turned-conversation about a book she was reading. This day-game business is actually pretty easy. Takes more effort and skill-acquisition than the friends of friends game that college was, but it's eons away from the online dating nightmare, and the women tend to be prettier too. Currently have three fwb from these shenanigans, so yay. Fuck wearing braces part 34249387.
Trying to get a road-trip crew for mid Dec- early Jan. I figure I should drop the 1-2K needed to rent a car for a few weeks as I drive around UT, CO, MT, NV, and AZ. Necessary sacrifice :>
Quitting Habits and Adding Others
Put a blocker on my phone and computer. Anxiety and depression has decreased significantly since, on top of using the SAD light. Youtube has fallen so far from even a few years ago. So many of the videos are influencers telling you you're doing everything wrong. Seriously. The other day I was recommended a video on TONGUE POSTURE. wtf. Others are fancy people in fancy houses telling you you're lot isn't enough. Ads often pop up despite ad blockers. I've started to hate the medium aside from handyman videos and one or two subscriptions. SoundCloud for music works just fine. Places like Reddit also aren't that helpful/end up being super distracting. Putting a blocker on porn also is good, means you end up using it less and enjoying in-person physical interaction way more. Barrier of entry increased.
To replace all that I'm gonna purchase a Kindle Oasis or Paperwhite (not sure which yet) and a subscription for unlimited books/audiobooks. If Youtube and influencers are candy, then books and well-researched authors are a well-balanced meal. Will probably also get some other fun items, like roller blades and one of those electric kick-scooters.
I started running around and stretching again, and it feels good. Now to figure out how to stop doing work in bed when I don't have an office to go to in the morning.