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What did you do this week?

As part of a weekly series, these topics are a place for users to casually discuss the things they did — or didn't do — during their week. Did you accomplish any goals? Suffer a failure? Do nothing at all? Tell us about it!

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  1. [4]
    DougM
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    I’ve spent all semester really excited for my internship this coming summer at a startup. Got news that it wasn’t going to happen due to COVID-19 and eventually was told I could still tag along as...

    I’ve spent all semester really excited for my internship this coming summer at a startup. Got news that it wasn’t going to happen due to COVID-19 and eventually was told I could still tag along as an unpaid intern. Essentially everyone I know had their offers rescinded so I figured an unpaid internship is better than no internship.

    Feeling really deflated by it but it’s pushed me to work on coding challenges and take a couple Udemy courses to help improve my chances when I graduate next year. I’m going to try and use this time as wisely as possible.

    On a more happy note, I fell back in love with reading again. I forgot how much I actually enjoyed it. Rather than looking at the book and thinking about how much more I have to read, I’m enjoying the process of being in the moment and taking in what is being read.

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    1. [3]
      kfwyre
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      This is me too! I hadn't sat down and read a fiction book for pleasure in... months? Over a year, maybe? Now I'm rediscovering how nice it is to dive into a book and live in its world and with its...

      On a more happy note, I fell back in love with reading again. I forgot how much I actually enjoyed it. Rather than looking at the book and thinking about how much more I have to read, I’m enjoying the process of being in the moment and taking in what is being read.

      This is me too! I hadn't sat down and read a fiction book for pleasure in... months? Over a year, maybe? Now I'm rediscovering how nice it is to dive into a book and live in its world and with its characters.

      3 votes
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        DougM
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        This may be a strange connection, but what I think helped me get back into reading is running. I started running and training for a longer distance run before the virus hit and initially I hated...

        This may be a strange connection, but what I think helped me get back into reading is running. I started running and training for a longer distance run before the virus hit and initially I hated it. After some time, I began to enjoy the adventure and stop counting the miles.

        I used to read and always look at how many pages I had before the end of the chapter, how many chapters before the end of the book, etc. Like miles, I began to enjoy each page and engross myself in the story. It took a little bit but I really started enjoying reading again because of it.

        I've started to apply the same logic to other things in life such as school work and my relationship and I realized something - patience was never my thing but once I embraced it, my life significantly improved.

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        1. kfwyre
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          Oh, I definitely know that feeling of being hyper-aware of reading progress! For a while, I had to put a small strip of tape on the bottom part of my Kindle screen to cover up the progress bar for...

          Oh, I definitely know that feeling of being hyper-aware of reading progress! For a while, I had to put a small strip of tape on the bottom part of my Kindle screen to cover up the progress bar for the books I was reading. I seemingly couldn't escape focusing on what percentage of the book I was at. It was constantly breaking me out of my "flow" state. The joy of reading for me is when I no longer realize I'm reading and instead the story is just sort of happening in my head. Unfortunately, that can be a hard state to get to, and it's easy to get jarred out of. Nevertheless, when it's right, it's right.

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  2. ThatFanficGuy
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    Wrote about my TTRPG system for the first time in any coherent fashion. Most of my efforts have been keeping myself up from a major ongoing shift in sleeping schedule.

    Wrote about my TTRPG system for the first time in any coherent fashion.

    Most of my efforts have been keeping myself up from a major ongoing shift in sleeping schedule.

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