I seem to spend an awful lot of time thinking about doing things rather than just getting them done.
Procrastination… for me of late has been an art form – in all areas of my life. I’d like to believe it’s just ‘of late’ but then that would be a self indulgent lie. So time to sort it out and get back to being productive.
Even as I’m writing this there are other things that keep distracting me – no more!
So I need to get back to:-
reading – working the grey matter
exercise – working the wobbly matter
art – or more rightly blogging/cartoons
work – got to pay the bills some how
This week I’m going to clear the decks of some things that have been hanging around and start with getting back into the exercise habit.
Partly the lack of beautiful blue ocean from my bedroom window
Partly not enjoying firepits with good friends
Partly the ecstasy and agony of a go-live in work
Partly…or maybe mostly going through Emily’s laptop
It’s a tough job – tougher than I ever thought it would be and something that has made me realise that we all should be responsible for curating our digital lives.
Also there was a complete mixup with the renewal of remission possible – something that again would be helped by thinking about the digital foot print we leave behind. Not that I’d want or expect Emily to have done anything differently – more that I should sort out my crap.
One of the projects I want to progress is taking the ideas behind satiricalblog.com and turning them into interactive games - still with the satirical twist but a bit more fun. This is in part to progress my skills from the drawing of cartoons and graphics to a bit of coding. To help my with this I've been looking at a number of HTML5 frameworks and in particular Phaser. So my first mini project will be creating a wheel of fortune style game for the Brexit campaign - based on the Phaser tutorial here.
On our time out in Cornwall I was determined to visit a few gardens as when we get back home that is one project I need to crack on with. So of the two places I fancied visiting (Eden and gardens of Heligan) the changeable weather meant we headed for the Eden project.
I was slightly worried that Isaac would get a bit bored with just looking at plants – but as the Eden project is an educational charity they really put a lot on for kids. The highlight for Isaac probably being a surprise visit by Mr Bloom where he was right at the front, singing and dancing along. Oh and a huge wall of old fridge doors with magnetic letters where he could practice writing his name.
It was a great day that also taught me a good lesson – always check
online for a discount. The ticket prices were steep (worth it but steep) but we could have saved 10% by booking online! How did I miss that!!!
Time away is always good and this year I’ve not doe enough of it so far – things have been way too busy.
The best thing I find away from the normal grind is that it gives time to reflect of things and where stuff is going. Maybe it’s the Emily thing as well, but there are too many days just passing on by and not being enjoyed to the full. I’ve always struggled finding a point of this blog, outside of just tracking my butterfly like interests from one project to the next but it’s time to start taking things seriously – time after all is fleeting, Isaac is growing up and my memory is starting to get selective.
So here’s to reflections from Looe – designs for life and general motivation for the months ahead…