Another year has passed and my age has increased (yet again). Rachel blessed me with a safety razor shave setup. Merkur 34c, badger bristle brush, and shave mug. I am trying to relearn to slow down and take time to do things with care and precision, and hopefully learn that the best things in life aren't all just flash in the pan. Giving myself a certain amount of time each morning to get cleaned and dressed helps me set a calming regiment to start each day. Even such mundane things as shaving can be done in such a way to help mentally prepare yourself for the day.