Thoughts that were in my head on September Seventh that I desperately needed to get out of my head where each line is probably a whole post that will never happen. These have been reorganised to make sense for the future and fix spelling.
Materiality. Mass. The weight of the digital. Japanese aesthetics. New job. The kindle. The weight of digital reading. Flows. The broader picture. Scaling out.
Actually working. How to work. The act of working. How best to organise the time of a group of people so that they can be productive but also bring in money. Integrity. What is the point of working if the work is not very good. Wearing new clothes. Not exercising. running a bit. Getting soft again. Work Life balance. The idea of actual balance. How to fit it all into your life. The idea of sacrifice. Doing one thing means not having the time to do something else. Finally understanding how time is a valuable resource.
Understanding cycles on life. How long these cycles last for. What they entail. What cycle I am in now, when will it end. How to deal with clients that need to have their brief rescoped. How to broaden the problem out. Having the cognitive free space and depth to "get" this, but then also, how to fit in the time, and to convince the client to go this route.
Shoes. How to define and describe shoe trends, particiularly the shoes that I am wearing right now, and the shoes that I want. How to use this as a way of looking at trends.
The monastic traditions of the Franciscan monks. Rule of Life. Live values. How to construct a good life. Forma Vitae. The form of life. Reflecting one one thing learned each day. Using that as a way of marking time. How to reflect various form-lifes through digital and analog objects, products.
Not thinking about how to embed this into work I create. The finer details of interface design. The rough details of interface design. Perhaps I will do some weights this afternoon instead, or after all.
How twitter makes me unhappy. How it creates massive spikes of FOMO and not using it is the only way to counter this. How this is a shame and even if I'm mindful of using social media it will still cause these feelings. How having this coffee and typing right now makes me really want to have a cigarette and physical activity or the passage of time is the only way to counter this.
Blogging like nobody is reading. How the aesthetics of a light and airy japanese cafe is influencing my thought patterns. Moving up in the world. Speaking to new people at work and havcing the vague notion of a career trajectory. Not having the time to do this anymore and what it means for my mental health. Could a lack of reflection be a good thing for once. Being surrounded by people and working almost kinda with them. How this differs from working alone. Just remembering that I used to be trapped in here all the time and now I am now. How weird that kind of is. Not being in this room for a long long time.