Back to normal diary-ing – even if Jay first starts daycare in March, but I have to see if I can make it work. Even if the posts become shorter (and perhaps they could benefit from that!).
There’s plenty to catch up on, although nothing earth-shaking has happened while I was ‘away’ …
But since this is going to be less ambitious, probably for at least another three weeks, let me just for today share one very tiny, but uplifting, bit of life – of my life.… Read more
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
Not much noted in my calendar today, so I think we prioritized getting out of the apartment (while the usual pipe-work was going on) and to the second house we have borrowed in so many months. And then what?
Since there is not much in the calendar, as said, I think I probably chose to focus on Jay and Char for some reason, but it was likely a good one.… Read more
Didn’t get much done today because of logistics – packing the borrowed car and going from our own apartment to the borrowed house. We had been staying at our real home in the weekend plus Monday to get some chores done, and now I had to drive a baby and lots of stuff to B without going crazy.… Read more
I tried before Jay’s birth to limit my internet-use – to internet detox.
I realized that I had begun using the net as a kind of TV, just zapping through channels, numbing my mind: Facebook, emails, news, repeat.
It colonizes my mind and makes my experience of life … less. I don’t sense as much, feel as much.… Read more
Now that I’m about a week into my (second) internet detox-run this year, I’m truly beginning to appreciate how addicted I have been to the Internet. (And how ironic it is that my best medium for conveying this addiction to a larger audience is … the Internet.)
As noted elsewhere my goal is for 30 days to NOT view anything on the Internet which is not “vital” or related to my personal goals – such as: strengthening certain friendships, helping my webdesign business with concrete tasks, helping me with concrete problems about writing and publishing.… Read more
I awoke with my head full of rampaging thoughts, about everything from work to sex to trivialities and I hated it. It’s not as if it happens so often anymore, but it is a reflection of a larger issue:
I still use woefully little of my mental capacity to actually drive towards the goals that mean something to me.… Read more
Yesterday and the day before that I felt the first effects, I believe, of my Internet detox.
To reiterate: No internet, except 15 min of mail in the morning, two quick news checks and perhaps looking for another blog to comment on.
+What is absolutely necessary for work, of course – but nothing else.… Read more
First day on my new social/news media detox.
I also exited the insurance system completely today, by the way. Rely on finding clients for my company in the future. Strange … doesn’t feel like such a big deal now, despite all the uncertainty that goes with it.
Maybe in some months when I am a father I might feel more worried about money, but for now it feels like it’s … okay.… Read more