#A little explanation
Here it is, for all of you waiting for a continuation to the [Waste](http://forgetsanity.com/?p=1013) post that I posted a while back. Before we get into it , let me explain that post was the precursor to a series of posts about things we waste in our lives. That sounds silly and the first thing in most peoples head is food and money. But there are so many intangible things as well. For instance talents that were never developed, opportunities and like we will get into here ideas. With that said lets get on with it.
How many times have you been out and a great idea pops in your head for a story, a project a riff or anything else. You finish dinner and go to flesh out the idea only to find it gone. Like it was erased from your mind and replaced with sheer muddle.
I am sure if I took a poll a lot of us had this happen to them several times. These wasted ideas are valuable to you but they could also be valuable to future projects why do we let this happen?
There are so many solutions to this problem and most of them are super easy to employ. Steve Johnson lays out an idea here:[The Spark File](https://medium.com/the-writers-room/8d6e7df7ae58). The great thing about this it allows you to keep the idea and cultivate it over time. All you need to get started is a way to capture the idea,a place for it to grow and to be sure to revisit it from time to time.
Wasting ideas can be just as bad as wasting the other obvious things. Ideas can grow up to be what puts that food and money on your plate. We need to cherish these ideas and grow them.
Until next time…
#Sometimes the things we want to do don’t come easy.
When it comes to writing and this blog I have really had to fight for it. I wish I could simply say I am putting up a good fight and we could all hold hands while I tell you the secret to my success. Truth be told. I am simply getting my ass handed to me.
Not only do I struggle to put away my procrastination and just do it. I struggle to find a clear path or in this case a clear topic to write about. Those two problems simply feed into each other making an enormous mountain to climb.
#Just Give Up
I can hear a few of you smattering in the back ground. Why bother? Apparently when you try to give up on something you really care about doing it you can even fail at that. I have said forget it several time only to be able to stop writing for a short period time, then it returns to the forefront of my mind. The truth is I really want to do this. All the self analyzing and questioning whether I am meant to write or not goes out the window, at the end of the day its simple I want to do this, I want to write!!
When we were kids we were encouraged to go after our dreams, as adults the game changes it becomes twice as hard with twice as little encouragement. But what doesn’t change is these dreams and ambitions are just as important and are worth putting up the fight.
Until Next Time
Sometimes wanting to do something isn’t enough. Sometimes you have to look in the mirror and say no one is going to stop me from reaching my goal. Including you!
This week I have a mid term in my networking class. I used to be the type that could walk in on the day of an exam unprepared and do well, these days I tend to over prepare and study far more then I need too. Call it lack confidence, focus or just plain age catching up. It amazes me I don’t feel different but starting school up again at 39 is different this time around. I don’t retain things or focus on things nearly as well as I did when I was younger.
So this week, I work towards my midterm. Since my professor didn’t give us any kind of study guide or suggestions, I will be walking in the most unprepared since starting back up in college.
Maybe this a good thing, maybe it will sharpen my mind, lets hope.
Until next time
Qute will convert markdown to the screen as I type it. What I mean by this is after I hit enter it will change the line converting the markdown. Kind of like the preview pane but in the same screen.
Qute will also do split screen, I have an image of this below as well. The first thing you notice is the markdown preview is on the left. Not quite sure if I like this, it seems backwards. Here is an image of the split screen:
Another draw back I just noticed is no word counter. I am going keep messing around for now, this wasn’t meant as a review just a trial run.
The winter months, its dark, its cold , driving is a pain, and to top it all off its flu season. When I wake in the morning and see the snow come down I don’t feel excitement, I feel like someone punched me in the stomach. I should think about moving south. Maybe its age I don’t know. Oh well enough whining, time to go out and do battle with roads.
This particular posts serves as a test for me to see how pictures come out using my iPad mini and poster. It took a bit to get them to show up right but that was mostly a permission issue. This particular picture was taken inside of poster, using the insert image > take photo option. I didn’t play with any settings or do any altering to the photo. It is, as it was taken. I kind of like it.
The title? Yes I admit I have some addictive qualities I can’t seem to give up the soda(or pop depending how you say it). Maybe that will be a future challenge to myself, we will see.
Until next time
I am going into my third week of school. I originally thought the hardest thing for me would be the homework load. It isn’t near as bad as I thought it would be, but we’ll see when exams, projects, etc… come into play.
The thing that I am struggling with, the thing that frustrates the crap out of me is what do you do when you have a crappy teacher? No, I don’t mean a hard teacher, a teacher that makes you work your butt off but one that lacks in communication, and doesn’t seem to understand the material he/she is teaching. At times in this class I have no idea what is even expected of me, she is unable to clearly communicate the simplest of things, even after questions ad nauseam.
Yes I could go to the Dean but would that solve anything? No!, At best they would send in someone to observe the class. At the end of the day it still wouldn’t change anything. I guess my only choice is grind my way through it and hope I don’t fail.
Thanks for reading my whine session…
I know other guys have done this but watching him play the guitar upside down just amazes me. Although to him its probably normal.