Wed, 06 Aug 2014

I don't necessarily have anything important to say. I just want to practice saying things.

Getting anything written and published (I'm talking blog context here) is actually pretty hard. So is building complex systems out of software. The ability to learn and maintain complex activities depends on your whole schedule. How you feel, what you have time to think about, WHEN during the day you have what time available.

I have so many things I want to learn, change, and work on. But they say you can only change one thing at a time. Well I'm hacking that -- I'm going to change only the practice of DOING SOMETHING every day towards one of my goals.

There are enough things I'm aware of about my environment and habits that aren't in line with what I want to be moving towards. I have ample supply of projects to choose from each day. And I know (from experience) that the hardest thing is choosing what from that long list to do when you abruptly find yourself with some free time. But I have to start somewhere, and so the start for me is a public commitment. That's one of the most important things, they say, to do when you want to change something.

Refining and making more concrete what exactly I'm committing to count as things to do.

Warning: All change is hard. If you follow this project, you might be exposed to discomfort, including but not limited to:

  • verboseness
  • complaining
  • pointless comments
  • bad humour
  • mushy, embarassing soul-searching
  • recalcitrance, reluctance expressed in tone of writing
  • bad writing
  • relapses (gasp).

I hope you'll stay, though, I need you! Do you want to change anything? Maybe we can help each other stay on track.