Weeknotes 83 - Just for me
- My phone is totally fine after spending several days in its ricy coffin post-unintentional-toilet-dunk.
- I heard that the majority of people working from home right now struggle to find boundaries between work and home life. The Thick Of It’s Terri Coverley should be everyone’s inspiration: “I turn off all my work devices at six. After that, it’s me, the Kindle and Jodi Picoult.”
- I almost went in to a bookshop yesterday, before remembering that I haven’t been able to read a book since lockdown started. It’s not like I can’t pay attention to something for an extended period of time — I can — but I’m enjoying being alone with my own thoughts, not someone else’s words.
- My dancing has visibly improved recently. I can learn the choreo in one session now. I used to need two or more. I’m starting to see that I’m making actual progress, and it feels hard-earned because I’ve been doing this for almost exactly two years now.
- We watched School of Rock which is a fantastic lesson in management. Dewey Finn initially thinks he can bring total vision and control to the band, only to learn that true quality can only be achieved by empowering individuals to play, invent, and work together.
- My partner is very patient in answering all my music-related questions I come up with as I’m learning to play the guitar. This week I found out that rhythm guitar isn’t a special kind of instrument! Fascinating, isn’t it.
- Even though nobody knows whether I ironed my trousers or not I still do it. The ironing was just for me all along.