So it’s May 6th and it’s time for my annual birthday review…three months late. Crazy how this newsletter has evolved since I began it eight years ago as I left college. What started as a quarterly update turned gradually into yearly intentions, and not it’s a struggle just to keep that afloat. Entropy is crazy persistent, but the destruction of old habits opens up space for new ones. I have so many habits these days it’s hard to breathe straight, but all of them are well-intentioned and I hope I can keep perspective.
I’m thirty now. I can say I’ve spent ten years pursuing creativity in earnest. I’ve learned so much and still feel humility at my narrow scope of understanding. I think that’s where you need to be to get somewhere good.
I wonder if this creation will continue. I could see s way to make it stop now without leaving me devastated. That might be the age and a changing brain, or it could just be hitting the cap of creative experience. The momentum is too powerful to stop presently, however, and it’s impossible to forecast what form the pattern interrupt will take.
The city is not especially hospitable to awareness. For those that don’t know, I left the nursing home to work at a video game company, and now I live here all the time. I go from job to personal project and back again with little reflection built in. I hope keeping the course generally positive will protect me from the dangers of such wanton auto-piloting.
Anyway, let’s do this! A review of 29′s goals and milestones for the new decade: