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Every Day is Equal

Yesterday was Christmas. I spent it in New Jersey with my parents, sister, aunt, uncle, and three of my cousins. We played board games (Scattergories!), ate Christmas dinner together, and I "helped" my cousins play with their new toys they got for Christmas.

And then, in between those events, I did two hours of Japanese practice and also spent time writing content for Life Nomadic.

I have a lot of good habits as well as a lot of bad habits, but one of my best is that I treat every day equally.

Scared of going to sleep...

On SEBASTIAN MARSHALL

I woke up at 4:30AM this morning, and went for a run in the dark and empty streets of Kuala Lumpur.

It's peaceful. I walked at the end of my run, and I could see delivery trucks getting set up to start the day. On my way back to the little place I'm staying, I picked up a coffee and some water. The first light of day was breaking over the city, and men were loading large stacks of newspapers onto the back of trucks.

14 hours later, I'm starting to get tired, even though it's only the early evening. Some part of me wants to sleep, but I'm in a highly creative state right now. Right now, I'm making all sorts of connections and I'm seeing things really clearly.

I just did an exceptionally good half-hour of work. I solved about five hours worth of bang-head-against-wall type problems with some efficient, elegant work. It flowed smoothly and naturally.

I'm tired. I want to sleep.

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