I look at the 5-day workweek like this, where five days out of the week, I’m working on maintaining my lifestyle as it is, whereas the other two days are where I can work on building larger projects out more. I try to apply this mentality to many aspects of my life, but sometimes, I forget to apply those lofty infrastructure changes to the maintenance portion of my life. When I do, however, it’s interesting.
I’ve been a fan of the Pro Crastinators Podcast for going on two years now for one main reason: here is a collective of creative people that, weekly, give earnest criticism of each other’s work. They’ll criticize each other’s actions and perspectives but they’re friends. That sort of hardball mentality is sorely lacking in society where we have to be safe and formal with everyone. They’re also highly critical of slacking off on working productively.
There’s a line from Big Trouble In Little China where the character Jack Burton soliloquies about a situation he was in: ““Have ya paid your dues, Jack?” “Yessir, the check is in the mail.”” After sending some important emails over the past few hours, I found myself anxious for responses. I should, instead, wait for those checks to arrive in their mail. Why worry about anticipating all possible scenarios? Act once you’ve received your mail.
I have many items around the apartment-mansion I want to sell, more to get rid of than to turn a profit on, yet there will be weeks at a time where I won’t post anything to sell. The biggest reason for that is just the lack of motivation toward getting out there, being social, and experiencing new situations. The question becomes, then, how many more weeks can I afford not posting anything new to sell?
I’ve loved the Lupin III series for longer than I knew why. There’s just something about a gentleman thief and overpowered crew getting into wacky hijinks before always seeming to make it out alive that’s appealing in a world so stifled by insufferable formalities. What happens when an anti-hero from the past arrives in the present laden with smartphones, drones, and everything digital that could usurp his throne, and cause his reputation to lay prone?
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There’s a certain satisfaction in achieving better in life. You have some situation that’s good enough, but maybe something is terrible about it. Work, money, people, life, or anything, really. When that better thing hits you, you can tell: yes! Part of it, for me, is when I remember that I earned it through all my hardships. The other part is the person I was five years ago couldn’t have achieved this, and that’s OK!
I started the decade working at some gig and I plan to end this decade either at a concert or at home. Regardless of where my decade ends, I’ll be in a much better place than the previous, if only because I’m more fully self-actualized. It isn’t all positive, and it wasn’t all progressive, but the regressive elements have just added character and helped me endure life more than I could have ten years ago.