It’s been slightly over a week since I started the 21 Day Challenge, but man, it feels like it’s over two weeks! I wanted to write a quick post to update you all on my progress.
Wake up early:
Achievement: 7 days out of 9 days, averaging around 7.30 AM.
This one has not been much of a struggle since I put my mind to it. I usually try to get to bed around 11.30 PM, and have been mostly successful in doing so.
Waking up in the mornings is made easier because of the promise of the fresh smoothie that I have made a practice of making every day now. I also go for a walk every day and sit in the small park behind my apartment for a couple of minutes, taking the time to feel grateful about the things that I have in my life. I also spend those minutes observing nature: birds flying, chirping, the white clouds in the royal blue sky, the buildings.
On that note, I wanted to share with you all a not-so-clear picture of my cute neighbor, The Squirrel!
These days I spend a lot of time at the table, studying and I observed The Squirrel sit on a specific branch around 9 in the morning for two days! The sun is usually bright at the time, and I like to think that The Squirrel likes to sunbathe. I guess for me it is so exciting because I usually see the squirrels moving so fast on the trees that watching them rest feels like such a delight! I hope I see The Squirrel tomorrow as well!
Find a career purpose:
I have made good progress in this as well. I have been working as an analyst for the past three years and have taken on many multidimensional roles in this time. However, currently, I am in the services industry, and I realize that I miss out on the excitement of building a product that I had in college working on small electronics projects. So, I wish to get back to the product domain. I have been studying to build up the relevant skillsets and also opened up towards new opportunities.
For at least my 5 year plan, I hope to get to a product manager role, which require quite a diverse array of skill-sets ranging from tech expertise to eye for design to sales attributes. Eventually, when I feel I am in a position to do so, I might open something of my own, so I can apply my career learnings there and enjoy the excitement of building something of my own.
Taking this 21 day challenge has enabled me to think in a specific direction and put certain behaviors around them.
Okay, time to head off from the blog now. I’ll see you all in another post, soon-ish! 🙂