Weeknotes 100 - Professionally patient
- I had my first one to one guitar lesson over Zoom. It was deeply embarrassing, because it was the first interaction with a complete stranger, giving me notes, and I’m painfully aware just how under-developed my sense of rhythm and musical skills are. Luckily it’s my teacher’s job to be professionally patient, so when the lesson ended I felt excited for the next one.
- The teacher gave me guitar homework, which provided much needed goals and structure to my practice. One of the homework exercises was timing myself doing different chord changes, making use of my favourite mind-hack: using my competitive spirit against myself.
- But most of all it’s just really fun.
- I was thinking recently how much more interesting it is to work in a larger organisation, where there are more people you can look up to. I feel very grateful that for every skill I can think of there is someone at work who does that thing really well. I get to learn from such a wide variety of people. It’s really cool.
- Apple Photos started asking me who’s in the pictures of me in drag. I miss going out in drag with my pals, getting tipsy and nearly losing my fake lashes.
- A friend shared a photo of a pair of socks she knitted and it made me realise my sock-knitting skills need more work. Coincidentally I’ve just finished knitting a pair of socks, which is a huge win for me. Usually I knit the first one and abandond the project. Oh you mean now I have to do the exact same thing again? Booooooring.
- It’s been nearly two years since I started weeknoting. In my notes for these weeknotes I wrote down “two years compound interest”. I assume it was meant to remind me of a joke I came up with, but I’ve already forgotten what it was. Why not use your creativity to construct your own joke with the material provided.
- And that’s my weeknotes in a nutshell.