The music has stopped for tonight. My wonderful P5 headphones are lying beside me, but I think the warm bed is a better choice past 1AM. It’s what I tell myself, after whisky and a relaxed evening.
I’ve spent the evening reading and contemplating, with a few short discussions on Twitter to break up the longer and heavier pieces that were sitting in my Instapaper queue. It’s a nice way to spend an evening, I enjoy it, and always wonder why I don’t do it more often. The answer to that is obvious, of course: It’s not productive.
One of the pieces was about coworkations, I think I found it on Matt Mullenweg’s blog to begin with, but I’m not sure. I guess it matters little, Matt’s got enough readers and (warranted) cred already. Let’s instead point us to levels.io (not his real name), who’s getting a lot of exposure for his 12 startups in 12 months thing. Much like the aforementioned piece, levels.io is all about the so-called digital nomads. I find that term somewhat flawed, I’d personally have a hard time consider myself, or anyone else with a fixed point in their life, a nomad of any kind, but that also matters less. The whole concept is interesting, and for the limited amounts of time I’ve tried it over the years, I’ve actually found myself to not only be productive, but also more attentive and involved with the world around me. The latter might be attributed to being in love though, so unless you’re in such a position, you might not be so lucky.
I haven’t thought about working from across the world in a long time, but I find myself musing over that fairly often these days. It might be because Odd Alice is growing, or it might be my need for a quiet place to write, I don’t know, but something has rekindled this notion. Interesting to think about, but what really matters is what you do with your conclusions. I have none yet, so I won’t bore you with more words on this topic.
Let’s talk about the lack of updates instead. I’m constantly struggling with my presence here. I enjoy writing these posts, the essays and the short commentary alike, but I also have a lot more to do. It’s a constant struggle to find the perfect mix between the Odd Alice work, the fiction writing, this site, and whatever catches my fancy in the little free time I have. Add a number of projects – that’s what I do, after all – and you’ve got at least an inkling of what weighs on me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m certainly not complaining, I’m just saying that it’s a balance, and sometimes it’s off.
This site hasn’t been the playground I expected. Back when I ran Kong, I used to change things up all the time. I even did that with some of the sites I ran for Splashpress Media back in the day, just because change is good and refreshing. Here and now, I’m held back by time constraints. That’s good, it’s easy to get caught up in the new stuff, forgetting that you already have the tools you need for the job. Or the post you want to publish, to speak frankly.
It’s Easter, which means a few days off. I intend to spend mine drinking whisky and writing, either in some sort of order, or simultaneously. I might end up playing games instead, or listening to music, and that’s OK. It’s where I am right now.
I think there are things I’d like to say about being overly organized and outlined. Later.
I’m on Instagram again, which makes me feel dirty, but it was necessary. And by necessary I mean that I was bored and needed yet another pitiful outlet, as well as curious as to what other people were doing. The usual.
It is now 1:30AM, and I’m going to do something I rarely do: Hit publish without letting the post sit. It’s sort of a personal journal kind of thing anyway, and besides, I can always apologize tomorrow.