I don’t know if you enjoy reading my to-do lists as much as I enjoy writing them, but “publicly announcing what I want to prioritize” is becoming an essential part of planning and structuring my week — so here’s everything that was on my to-do list from last week, with notes on what actually got DONE:

  • Freelance work (obvs): DONE
  • Memorize the last movement of Stravinsky’s Les Cinq Doigts (I did that this morning, will need to confirm that it is memorized tomorrow [and reconfirm that it’s still memorized the day after that]): DONE
  • Record/post Les Cinq Doigts in full: DONE
  • Record/post Mozart K332 in full: NOT YET DONE, HOPING TO DO THIS WEEK
  • Continue La Valse detailed section work with L: DONE
  • Continue La Valse metronome work with L: DONE
  • Visit YMCA to see if I want to join up (I loved the Cedar Rapids YMCA; now it’s time to see if I can love another one just as much): DONE, ALTHOUGH I ENDED UP JOINING A DIFFERENT GYM INSTEAD
  • Book spa day (we aren’t planning on taking a vacation until the very end of August, so I’m all “okay, am booking spa day for upcoming weekend, mani/pedi, float pool, hot stone massage, facial, everything that fits in my budget and can be completed in six hours”): DONE/IN PROGRESS (I booked and completed a float session)
  • Continue chess study (at least one lesson per day and two games per week): DONE, SORT OF (I did four lessons over seven days, no games)
  • Continue Gödel, Escher, Bach study (I’ve been reading a few pages every day, which is about all I can handle at once): DONE
  • Try to fit music composition back into my schedule (ummmmmmmm but I want to): DONE, THANK GOODNESS (I was worried that this one would get bumped)
  • Write two lengthier blog posts this week since I should have time (and last week’s posts were pretty short): DONE

This week I’ve got freelance work, a new developmental editing project, getting that Mozart K332 recorded, continuing GEB, chess, and music composition, continuing to hit the gym for Stronglifts 5×5, and…

I hope…

at the very end of the week…

if I successfully get the entire Mozart sonata performance-ready…

(and record it)…

I can finally…

start devoting the majority of my piano practice time to…

La Valse

and…

the Ricercar a 6. ❤️

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