“Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.”
For someone who looks like he should be pretty darn good at math, I was actually pretty horrible at it. When I was in university, I spectacularly failed my calculus exam with a score of 80 out of a possible score of 200. Pretty bad, huh? I worked my butt off for the rest of the semester just to end up with a C+. So it surprises me to say that the reason I haven’t written anything in about a year is due to simple mathematics. Last June, I was offered a job that required a certain amount of time per week. And if you add something to your life, you have to be prepared to subtract something too. It’s simple mathematics. Looking back now, I wasn’t well-prepared. With an already tight schedule, some things eventually had to go to accommodate the new demands. Regretfully, writing was one of the first to go. Hence, the abrupt stop in writing.
It certainly doesn’t mean that I don’t believe in the lessons I’ve shared in this blog. On the contrary, the year-long break has given me the opportunity to see if the lessons on simplicity I’ve been writing about would stand the test of time. Would they actually stick around in my own personal life? And it’s nice to be able to say that for the most part, they have. Much of the stuff that I’ve discussed in this blog are still present and active in my life today. In fact, I have found myself going deeper into simplicity as time goes by.
Now that I’ve been able to rearrange my schedule and redeem some time, I’ve decided to pick up writing again—a skill that I want to continue developing. But more importantly, I want to continue exploring and discussing about simplicity and all the facets that go along with it.
P.S. For those of you who are new to this blog and the ideas of simplicity, start here.