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One of the first things I learned on the road was that it would be impossible to maintain any kind of routine. The time I woke up varied day-to-day, the methods of physical activity I did changed in each state and climate, and I don’t think I ever ate the same meal twice (except when I did a brunch tour of Colorado and tried at least five different versions of Eggs Benedict during my time there).
Before I left, the exact opposite was true. I had streamlined so many processes that my life almost felt like it was on autopilot. I woke up at the same time, made coffee, ate the same foods, worked the same hours, took the same days off and spent them with the same people. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with this – in fact, it’s incredible how quickly I’ve slipped back into my regular life, since coming home, and I’m grateful for that. It took years to create this and I’m happy to be living it again.
But there’s one routine I ditched on the side of the road that I will be happy to never pick up again: tracking things on a daily basis.