Time just creeps by and you forget what your plan is for your life. The term the military sometimes use, Mission Creep, seems apropriate.
I haven’t done one of these kind of posts in a while. I’ll just free-associate, drift back and forth for sometime, see what emerges.
I’m working on something for Futurefest. I’ll be ‘in conversation’ with someone as well as designing a multimedia exhibit about future cities. It’s difficult work because it has specifications and I can’t go wherever my imagination takes me as I do with my fiction. It is fun, though, trying new things, collaborating with others.
Came across a nest of woodlice and some unidentifiable slug while cleaning my shed. I know they are not harmful, but I could not control the sense of revulsion that I felt. What is it about creatures that live in dark, moist underplaces that fills the human mind with disgust? Or maybe I’ve just got soft. As a child this sort of thing wouldn’t have bothered me. I’d have scooped up sand, buried them all in it, then scooped them away, while whistling a jaunty tune. Heck, I even tasted some insects and, on one occasion, a python (tastes like fish).
I’ve fallen out of good habits again. I need to return to certain simple, but effective productivity hacks:
When you wake up, get up
Light exercise every day, heavy exercise four times a week
Eat (only) when you are hungry
Fix your oxygen mask first, then help others
Draw every day
Read an hour of non-fiction every day
Don’t go to bed angry
Learn a language
Try to learn a new thing about people you know every day
Do it now, not next time
Review these hacks regularly
I’ve made a lot of progress in many areas of life when I’ve done these things. Time to reboot.