Writer’s block

I had an idea for something to write, but I decided it was too much work, and I didn’t want to put that much effort into something not fun.

I think that’s a good way to approach life overall: Don’t waste time with things that don’t improve you or make you feel good. And if you need to do something you don’t want to do, find a way to make it as enjoyable as possible.

So I’m not entirely sure what to write about tonight. I guess it’ll be a “light” night, referring to this post’s word count. I suppose the most fun option is to toss various thoughts out there and see what sticks.

One idea I was going to run with was listing a bunch of hobbies (both current and ones I’ve dabbled in). Then I was going to sort them into three categories: Bang (because I didn’t want to write “fuck” in the post title), Marry, and Kill. And while I’m not typically comfortable playing “Fuck, Marry, Kill” when it involves people. I thought doing it with habits and hobbies would be a neat way to sort my priorities.

Another idea was something I’ve done a few times before. I’d look up my old high school, find their class offerings (it’s a school in a town of 500 people, so it’s tiny). Then I’d pick the classes I’d probably have taken if I were still in school and compare them to what I’d take as an adult. SPOILERS: I’d take far less math and science and more things like “Digital Fabrication” (3D printing!) and “Food Science”. I’d still take Choir, however.

I had a bunch of other ideas I wrote down. But as I tried to think about them more, I realized that none of them really grabbed me.

But something will. I just need to keep writing.

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Every now and then, I’m going to post my reading list. I’ll update it about once a week or whenever there’s a change. I try to bounce between 3-5 books at a time, depending on what they are and what I’m doing.

Currently:

Reinvent Yourself by James Altucher

Ogilvy on Advertising by David Ogilvy

Pinball Wizards by Adam Ruben

Crash Override by Zoë Quinn