It is no mean feat to balance multiple ambitions at once. It is something which I am currently striving for myself, and a lot of the posts you will find here discuss some of the methods I am currently using to get things done.
And done well.
You can read some of these things here (in no particular order):
- The one that surprisingly keeps me most happy and motivated
- This one that helps me figure out what I am supposed to be doing (goals, to do lists & priorities)
- This one which helps me keep things in perspective
- This one which makes me more positive and generally a nicer person to be around
- This one helps me to chill (because I let myself get really wound up sometimes)
It is a messy learning process, certainly. Rather than focusing on one thing, I am the type to put on several (very) different dishes on the stove and cook all of them at once. (And some of them even turn out edible.)
That’s just the sort of person I am. I love the challenge, the complexity.
And, I sort of believe I need the distraction. Else I will end up sabotaging my own work irreparably under the intense focus on learning, boundary-pushing, and creative experiment.
But perhaps, that therein shows that I am missing the point. Surely, the whole point is to be hyper-focused on your craft, push boundaries and discover and invent new possibilities under the spell of curiosity and drive for more?
As such, I am going to again minimise my “distractions” – the wild assortment of projects I enjoy working on simultaneously – this coming week.
I had been learning about branding, having come to the conclusion that the branding for this blog is a bit… scattered, feeling.
I would like to complete just something, soon. I enjoy the feeling of completing something, the satisfaction, no matter how unperfect it may be.
So, if I am to complete something, let it be the main project.
Let me apply my new knowledge to the freelance work as well as the odd and secretive “other project” I may have mentioned here or there in the blog and elsewhere.
I look forward to being a bit more guilt-free working creatively and on my blog when the odd and secretive “other project” is completed.
I have so many blog posts planned. I look forward to fleshing them out and sharing them with you, with the new branding in place.
Hopefully, it will look nice and read well. Perhaps it will even be useful to you? That would be nice, I should think.