It was simple.
This morning, I was writing in my Eclectic’s Journal. [Click for sample pages from the journal if you’re interested.]
For my daily Idea Sandbox list, I decided on “Ten New Things to Do This Weekend” as my topic.
Here is the list:
- Listen to new music.
- Start a new book.
- Walk/Hike at a new location.
- Cook a new dish.
- Buy a new item at tomorrow’s Maker Faire at the university.
- Buy a dish from one of the food trucks downtown.
- Use a new app/computer program.
- Create web content with a new app.
- Use a new setting on one of my cameras.
- Add one or two new exercises to my resistance workout.
- Plant the new tomato starts I bought this week.
- Add a new chapter to my middle grade book.
- Create two more new blog posts this weekend.
As you can see, I didn’t exactly stop at 10.
I have a head start.
♦ I am now reading Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson. No, I’m not smart enough to understand most of it, but I figured some of his information would blow me away. [Hint: The first paragraph of Chapter 1 did just that.]
♦ And after work, I came home, summoned YouTube, and have now incorporated two new resistance band exercises.
♦ I called up Spotify for new music. Started with its New Music Friday [Latin] selections and moved on to Music for Perfect Concentration, which suited me perfectly as I worked through some pages of the Astrophysics book.
More later. [I’d better print out my list to keep me focused.]
The next post: A progress update on the list AND a realization spurred by this post.