Weeknotes #32 - Drift edition

2 minutes reading time

27 Aug - 2 Sep 2018

This week has been about getting back on track. When you have those little breaks that disrupt your routine, I always find I have to work hard to make sure I don’t drift back into poor habits again. I wrote an article about it—The Drift.

We had our monthly book club call, discussing When. We generally agreed that it was a well-written book but, while interesting, it didn’t have any earth-shattering discoveries. In part, it may be because we’re all constantly reading and engaging on these topics so many areas covered in the book were not new. There are certainly several takeaways I got from the book. I just need to find the time to write up my notes.

At the weekend, I got my LEGO fix after almost 2 weeks of having no time to build anything. It was the Black Country Brick show, relatively close by in Brierley Hill. We decided to make it a day out. We went to the LEGO show and then headed to the Black Country Living Museum for a few hours before rounding it off with a quick stop at Ikea to pick up some items for work.

The Brick show was good fun, some amazing builds and I met a few more people from our LUG. I may also have bought some more bricks… The show was in aid of Birmingham Children’s Hospital and I found out later that almost £2,000 was achieved.

Reading Progress

I didn’t make much progress on Profit First, I was half-avoiding reading it because I wanted to implement it as I went along but I’ve been so busy I’ve not found the time to do the setup needed.

I’ve made more inroads into a book I started on my kindle a while ago, Secondborn, and as we decided on Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig as our book club book this month I’ve also made a start on that.

A week in Stoicism

A continual area of struggle for me, this week we were exhorted to stop procrastinating. Ironic then that I was struggling with The Drift as the week began. This is definitely an area I need to work on more, as the stoics say, “if it needs to be done, do it with courage and promptness”.

”You get what you deserve. Instead of being a good person today, you choose instead to become one tomorrow.“ Marcus Aurelius


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