Sunday, April 21, 2013

16/15 Weeks to Go: Time's Flying

If you're wondering what The Impossible Goal is, you can read about it here.

 photo RDJsleep-1.gif I'm tired and not trusting the calendar in my brain.  I've taken to looking at my Google Calendar app on my phone every couple of hours to remind me what day it is and where I need to be next.

I had a good time at the Ohio Court Reporters Association's annual convention last weekend, even though it was my first time being a vendor.  My hat is off to you who are vendors.  I THOUGHT I knew the LightSpeed and Stenovations inside and out, but by golly, I know more now!

So with regards to The Impossible Goal, progress has stalled the last few weeks, probably because I've been running around the country, and won't stop until at least mid-May.  This Friday I'll be presenting a seminar on CART for the Illinois Emergency Services Management Association, and the weekend after that I'll be representing Stenovations again at the Tennessee Court Reporters Association's annual convention in my old stomping grounds, Knoxville, TN, where I went to Johnson Bible College (now Johnson University) before my court reporting days.

How many links and tags can I get on one blog entry?

In a few weeks, my major life whirlwind will hopefully settle down a bit, the semester will be over, and I can ramp up my practice to many more times a day than I have been getting.  On a good day, I can get four practice sessions in, and five on weekends that I'm not running all over creation.  I am REALLY looking forward to that.  I've not made progress, but I've also not slipped, so that's good.

And I'm REALLY looking forward for the challenge to be over.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

17 Weeks to Go: Still Plateauing

If you're wondering what The Impossible Goal is, you can read about it here.

I'm still treading water, it feels; not much progress when I test myself each week.  I wonder if I should up the speed again.  Seems like when I feel I'm in a plateau, bumping up the practice speed helps -- even if I'm not getting the practice speed as is.  500 wpm is really fast, and I'm not getting it by any stretch, but I'm starting to HEAR that fast.  My fingers of course aren't going that fast, except when a few good phrases pop up.  So I'll push it up to approximately 525 this week and see how it goes.

I'm probably not going to get to a blog post next week, since I'll be coming home from Columbus, OH, where I'm going to represent Stenovations as a vendor at the Ohio Court Reporters Association's state convention.  Maybe I'll see you there!