Summed up

The tagline on this website is there for a reason.  For a very very long time previous, it said something about Falling Down, and while that Something is still true, it’s not entirely relevant as an introduction (and warning) about what goes on with this site.

For those who know me (and who inexplicably choose not to flee as soon as they figure this out) it’s a familiar joke – wondering aloud about whatever my current obsession might be, or how one of my nigh-on-neverending projects is going.  (My obsessions change often, but I am constant in my affections.)

Paul Tevis (whose podcasts I’ve enjoyed for quite awhile, but whose blog I’ve only just discovered) summed the whole problem up very nicely in this post, in which he inadvertently reveals that we share the same brain.

Time is a problem for a dabbler like me. When I want to do something, I want to do it well. I’ve learned enough to know that if I want to do it well, I need to do it regularly. There are only so many hours in the week, which means that if I want to do something, I need to not do something else. The problem is that I want to do everything. This inevitably means I want to do more things than I can do regularly, and thus I end up clinging to things that I do infrequently, taking time away from things I could do well, and spiraling into an overbooked and yet unproductive schedule.

Yeah… tell you what, Paul: whichever one of us figures out how to deal with this first, we’ll let the other one know, deal?

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