Time for another of my infrequent updates:
I have not been playing many FIDE-rated games, but my appearances in the French League and 4NCL have been reasonably successful so far, and I hope to cross 2100 by the end of the season. My French team, Cavalier de Neuilly, has secured promotion from Division IV to Division III with a round to spare, but my British team, West is Best, is currently struggling.
My study has been inconsistent of late, with my failure to establish regular habits partly due to shift work. I have now left my job, and will be moving to Paris in the next month or so to study programming at 42. I do not anticipate this giving me more free time overall, but it will give me a great deal of flexibility with my schedule, which I believe is important. Going forward, my approach to chess study is going to be based on habit formation, aiming to establish a consistent routine rather than the study binges and burnouts I have been guilty of in the past.
Wishing you all chess success, and a happy and prosperous Year of the Dog!