A. Progress, not perfection.
A. Living by the seashore and spending nearly all my time reading, writing, or exercising.
A. I'm a little hard on myself, and start a lot of days thinking that I haven't done enough or done it well enough. (This might be part of my obsessive-compulsive disorder.) Once I get into the day's activities, the mental hamster stops running around in that wheel.
A. "actually" and "or something like that"
A. Playing the violin or fiddle.