Five things for the week

    1. The above video is something I took (via iPhone) yesterday afternoon. I remember looking up from my school work and watching the snow come down at a fairly rapid pace (it wasn’t cold enough to stick to roads, but enough to blanket the grassy areas). It was beautiful, so I though a nice slo-mo video would be fun. I also had some fun adding music to the video… perhaps this is something that I need to dabble more with?
    2. It’s all a good reminder that I do like to create, and I simply do not do that as often as I really should be.
    3. I’m not a big fan of snow and east coast winters. This California kid really, really misses Southern Ca. But it’s not just weather; there’s so much there that I miss.
    4. I have a great system for organization and productivity… my issue isn’t a lack of system. My issue comes from a lack of being able to consistently put in the work to make the system effective. This is something that depends on me being able to (re)build some routines that I have strayed from.
    5. I know who I want to be but, it’s still going to take a little bit of work to get there.

 

Five things for the week

I like writing these. I want to get back to writing these on a regularly. I used to write “Five things for the day” as a daily journal prompt, and want to get back to doing this.

  1. I “postponed” my efforts of putting together a newsletter. Most of my hesitation is not having enough to write about. More accurately, not having enough to really want to share.
  2. I have been trying to break some bad habits and start some good ones. Most of it stems from me trying to be more in the moment. To enjoy life more. But it’s more difficult to follow through.
  3. I need to be a better person. It’s not that I’m a bad person. It’s just, the world. Everything happening now. We can all stand to be better. And it starts with me.
  4. I watched “Rotten” and, have so many more questions. And feel a bit powerless as a consumer.
  5. We humans are capable of more. And this is both good and bad.

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  1. The “SWTLO Weekly” experiment has ended. I wasn’t sold on the format and delivery of it. I still am working towards starting a newsletter for 2018. I just need to work on the formatting of it all.
  2. We… no, I. I have to become more comfortable with change. I want it. I seek it. I’m just not as comfortable with it as I would like to be.
  3. I’m starting to use the iPad Pro more and more as an all around device. This is to say that I am seeing where it fits into my workflows, and am slowly adapting things to accommodate it (not for the sake of accommodating, more for the sake of convenience).
  4. Write, read, photograph = more.
  5. I’m slowly working my way to replying with actual sentences on social media (in addition to liking or favoriting). It’s all in my effort to just converse more. Less passive, more active.

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they like the purple ones

  1. I had planned to begin my weekly e-newsletter by now (September). Things got too busy and I just didn’t have the time to do the initial setup. Perhaps I’ll table it to begin at the start of 2018? Gives me more time to work on formatting and content (think it through some more).
  2. This long weekend (wife and I took a few days before and after the three days) was telling. The thing I have done the most? Sleep. Our minds needed rest. We zoned out all of yesterday (Sunday). All this to say, I need to do a better job at listening to y mind and body, and taking better care of both.
  3. I have non-work projects that I want to work on… I have done a horrible job at writing them down, let alone pursuing them. Here’s the beginning of doing both better. That notebook is going to get busy.
  4. Here’s to also cutting out the noise.
  5. Travel is picking up later this month… looking forward to it but, more so, I’m looking forward to getting things done. I’m in my forties and there are hundreds of things that I want to accomplish… time to get crackin.

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  1. During Prime Day, I took advantage of the discount and upgraded to a Kindle Voyage. The Paperwhite is close to as perfect as you can get but, the finishing touches on the Voyage (e.g. auto light adjustment, flush screen with bezel, and the page turn “buttons”) really make it worth it.  #treatyoself.
  2. Currently reading Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee. I don’t want it to end.
  3. I have been working from home a little more often, lately. I’m getting a lot more work done. But the biggest lesson learned? My cat sleeps like, 22 out of the day’s 24 hours. I envy her.
  4. Watch: Chasing Coral. Just do it. Please?
  5. I need to add more pictures to this blog…

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More life goals

  1. We spent this afternoon at a 3 year old birthday part for my friend/coworker’s son. It was nice to be out and socializing even if it was hot out.
  2. I have to rethink the pay I embed photos into my posts, here. I currently embed from Flickr but, am starting too get a little shaky about it. What happens if Flickr goes away (or i stop using it) for some reason? So many blog posts with no photos properly mapped…
  3. Slightly related to above: I need to rethink my blog. I want to make it a central hub for everything, that then shares out to different places. I also am considering self-hosting (instead of wordpress.com). I also have this weird thought of “do I really need a blog?” festering in the back of my mind.
  4. This is going to be a very busy month. I don’t expect much travel, just a lot of work.
  5. Finished The Hundred Year Flood by Matthew Salesses. I enjoyed it and confidently recommend it to you (reader). I have liked all of Matthew’s works (that I have read) so far. He’s a really good storyteller.

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Sunday breakfast tacos
  1. “We are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not.”  – Joan Didion
  2. “If you can fall in love again and again… if you can forgive as well as forget, if you can keep from growing sour, surly, bitter and cynical… you’ve got it half licked.” – Henry Miller
  3. I’m working on re-establishing a photo hub. Somewhere along the line, most likely because I got lazy with my photography workflow, I moved away form having one. My photos are all over the place, mostly in cloud storage. This needs to be cleaned up.
  4. I love what Kristyn Leach is doing.
  5. Spark” by Violents & Monica Martin.