I finished the first phase of my record. It has gone very well.
Then I took some time off. This was good for a day or so, then quickly become boring. So I tore down part of a wall and made a bed that floats in the air.
I am not really a fan of time off, it feels like wasted life in a bad disguise to me. So I stopped doing it, sat down and listened to all the things I had made. Then I put them in a list.
There are many things, so it is a big list.
Then I made a little stream of some of them and played it to Jen, who sat up on the new floating bed (I know it doesn’t really float, but it sounds cool) like a benevolent Queen and called out: ‘That’s good…That’s good….I like that..’ and other encouraging, vaguely proclamatory things.
Then I had to make some decisions about what I was going to do next.
Weirdly, these are the points I find hardest. The transitional points. It is so much easier for me to do the work again and again each day, than it is to surface and make fully conscious decisions that have long term impact. I’m not totally sure why this is. I think it has something to do with fear, and the act of taking full responsibility. But, I don’t mind hard, and I don’t mind fear, so make decisions I did. Now I will commence exploration of the pieces I like most, which is a beautiful thing.
In other news, I have been physically training quite hard and have put on about a stone in muscle which I thought (with much proudness) was a good thing, until I lost balance doing a one-legged squat today and fell thru the wall.
(It’s a good job my D.I.Y. skills are still sharp from the bed-making.)
I wish you well.
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