I took a new job this semester. It’s a leadership role in a school and it’s intense. Lots of new learning for me, more responsibilities, and time spent at school. Obviously, I have not had the time to be creative that I have had in the past and it is getting me down.
There is always a constant longing to create.
It has, at times, become quite a problem in my life causing my mental well-being to suffer. I really don’t want this. So, a mindset shift is needed. For me, that means deciding not to be creative. Intentionally deciding that I am going to consume rather than create.
However, I am going to consume all the things that will directly relate to the projects I want to work on but limit myself to handwritten notes and Evernote clippings. I have a long list of books, films, and games I have wanted to explore over the last few years but haven’t because I haven’t guilty, I am not writing or working. The brain is weird, huh?
I think just writing this highlight some of the pressures I put on myself, sigh.
I’m actually very excited about just consuming a bunch of stuff over the next few months. I know I’ll blog and tweet about them, so be sure to keep on them.
What am I gonna eat up? Well, here’s the list so far.
Liveship Traders Trilogy (again)
Uncanny X-Men graphic novels
On the Beach
A Canticle for Leibowitz
Elden Ring (again)
Fallout 2 (again)
Mutant Year Zero
Righto… So, I havethis book. And I am going to work my way through as many of them as I can.
Plus whatever my wife and I decide on.
Expect weird blog posts.