520. The Frame

Around the Projects, which I described in the last post, is a Frame. In that frame are all the other needs of life, but which are not instrumental, as such.

For example, companionship in the form of friendships or romantic relationships: You may share some kind of life purpose or value, but otherwise the relationship is the end in itself.… Read more

490. The Experience Is First

As I grow older and continually try to fix my life to become more happier overall, it looks to me more and more like the key to winning this ‘game’ is to focus only on one single day at a time.

Sure, you should have goals and all but my point is this:

If you primarily focus on coming out of each day with the best experience, all things accounted for, you allow yourself to become happier overall – over the course of an entire life.… Read more

488. Cease

After much too much consideration, I think I feel more strongly than ever now that I should just give up … this struggle to ever make money full time from any creative endeavor.

You know parts and bits if you’ve read. Why I am thinking again about this.

But it really feels like it gives me what I want right now to just do my best at making business full time as a webdesigner and then taking every possible moment of free time that I need this energy to do some of my creative projects.… Read more

466. Stop

I have a really fucking long list of things to day that could keep me from doing something I really love, things that are Very Important – from cleaning house to searching for customers.

But I don’t do them.

I do the other thing.

And I realize more and more that this is what I have to do in order to get time to do that other thing – which I love.… Read more

383. The Right Motivations This Time

Char came home with Jay and they had had a good trip down south to the family, and the rest of the day was pretty much waiting and prepping for the other big trip this month – to my parents’.

Everything else is on standby, as expected.

I’ve been thinking about under what conditions a creative project equals stress, if I can’t work on it, like on a day like this.… Read more

375. The Problem Itself

Another ordinary workday on all fronts, so I felt it right to try to sum up how the hell I want to balance life and art – from now on.

Yeah, from now on …

This day. Not another day.

Well, I’ve tried for a few days with my new super-focused use of spare time (again – usually not more than an hour each day), and here’s the rhythm I have found to work so far:

During the day I can watch YouTube-videos but primarily on business matters, such as advice for WordPress freelancers.… Read more

372. Easy and Hard

Dragged an old drawer Char has inherited from her mum back down from the attic, because we don’t have enough space – even with our new mega-cupboard. Jay’s toys and clothes are already piling up, but I don’t think that’s so much of a problem anymore. In fact, it feels easier and easier to clean up and let go of our stuff, and also to decide which of his things to keep.… Read more

336. The Way Forward

A lot of driving, to fetch Char and Jay from family birthday down south and then go home and fall asleep very tired – after doing all the usual baby-stuff. But before noon I had some time to myself and even though I had to do dishes and laundry I got thinking about my vision again …

Yeah, about that story on a blog with all sorts of what-not-articles on it as well – mostly reviews of other articles.… Read more