Wondering About the Future

Sorry for the recent absence from blog posting. Here is an update about my current situation:

Three Weeks Without an Apartment

As I mentioned in my post about the past year’s journey, one of the main reasons I got a regular job and came to Europe was to free up time to work on memory. It hasn’t been working out very well though. My life is still a bit too crazy, and I’m not sure what to do about it.

My apartment is under renovation at the moment, and I’ve been in an unstable situation for about three weeks. The construction was only supposed to take one week, but the workers don’t show up on some days, and they seem to be wasting time.

I went to Budapest for a week, and now am living in a shared dorm room at a hostel in Vienna. The logistics and stress of not having a stable place to sleep, cook, or relax are taking up a lot of my time.

Budapest photo

Memory Training

At this point, I don’t know whether I will be able to achieve Grand Master of Memory this year. I haven’t had much time or energy to focus on it with everything else that is going on. It is difficult to concentrate when I’m living in a dorm room with three strangers and have no quiet place to go. I’ve been working on numbers, but not cards other than to create a set of 26-stage journeys for competitions. I’m going to have to think about my long-term memory goals as soon as I can work out the complications here with my work and housing. More news soon.




Avlor 10 Nov 2021

Fund raising sites like indiegogo and kickstarter seem to be popular and working. just my $.02.

Josh Cohen

Josh Cohen 10 Nov 2021

Thanks -- I will look into those. :)


Hype 10 Nov 2021

Yeah, on the topic of kickstarter. Us bronies raised over $300,000 to have a documentary made about us. If you can get people behind your cause, you can make a serious amount of money.


Renee 10 Nov 2021

Thanks for keeping us updated!

Josh Cohen

Josh Cohen 10 Nov 2021

Thanks for the tips on Kickstarter. I'll have to look into how it works, and what people would get back in return for their contributions. I'm still working out the situation here and will know more about the future on Friday...

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