March '23 Roundup
March was also busy — and nostalgic.
I didn't get to climb in Brasília — all three of my climbing partner leads were injured (from falling off a motorcycle, moving, and playing soccer, respectively, not from climbing). It almost made me reconsider believing in karma. Fortunately, they're recovering well (and I still don't subscribe to karma).
I didn't mind not climbing as much as I thought I would, though — I spent lovely Saturdays with Granny and lively Sundays with Dad's family. This is important.
I walked a lot around the neighborhood where I grew up. The most surprising development was the private monitoring of public streets — I won't be surprised if, next time I visit, some of these streets will be gated.
My presentation at Yolo Coworking Brasília went well — great discussion afterward, tons of constructive feedback, and one more client!
I have started a treatment for my digestive discomfort with a Chinese Medicine therapist Dad offered to pay for. I must admit I'm intrigued by the results so far. I'm not sure how it's supposed to work (or not), but I guess it won't hurt to keep trying her recommended changes to my diet — most notably, to favor stews and soups over baked, fried, or raw foods. I will reflect on it at greater length in a few months.
Coming next on the newsletter
When I started writing down my current approach to budgeting, I decided it would be fairest to begin with my underlying assumptions — I realized this is something I never made entirely explicit or at least public, unless perhaps when they've changed substantially. I'm taking the time to process and collect them.
I'm also looking forward to publishing a guest post by a friend of mine who's a fiction writer and a Thanatologist — yay for talking about death!
By the way, if you have something to say about money, death, or anything else you find essential and neglected in public conversation, please feel invited to reach out and pitch it to me if that's something you might want to have published here ;-)
Coming next in real life
I'm back in Campinas, the rainy season is fading out, and I want to use as much of my non-working hours on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays to climb outdoors. I don't have enough people in my life with such desire and availability, though, and this has been a challenging opportunity to develop my social and shamelessness skills — since climbing is much about managing risk and ego with people you trust to varying degrees, this should also be an excellent opportunity to practice setting and enforcing boundaries!
On the business side, I want to commit to my landing page and submit it to the YNAB Coaching Directory.
At the local level, I'm processing the feedback from my presentation in Brasília to pitch another round of presentations at various places in Campinas and São Paulo.
How about you?
What are you up to? Are you creating and sharing something online that I can look at? What are you looking forward to?
Comment below or write back — I'm curious to read about it :-)