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November 4, 2019

Seven Things: Where did the time go?

'procrastinating while reading'
01 |  Whatever happened to October? It's like it never existed. I had done nothing. Okay, maybe a little art. I might have slacked off more than I wanted to and procrastinated on more things than I should. I don't know why I don't have the motivation to finish anything. My enthusiasm or perhaps my brain's motivation, only last a few moments at a time. The year is almost over and I have yet to finish any actual work that I have wanted to finish. 'There's always next year' - I keep thinking but I don't know now. I guess I'll wait and see.

02 | Almost all of my favorite bloggers are now on Instagram or Twitter or somewhere other than their blog which is kind of sad because I'm on there and yet, I don't want to go there. I've tried to follow people through one of these medias but finds it a bit hard and I guess, maybe I feel like a stranger intruding on other people's space. I suppose even if I am on Instagram and Twitter (both I've tried and failed at), I would feel disconnected more than with a blog. I still think I'm too slow for these medias. Also, I hate using phones to interact with people unless it's a phone call or a text message. I honestly do not know how to use my (second-hand) iPhone. I've to look up how to end a call - that's not a joke, I really did looked that up. I used to have a flip phone where I can just close it and it end the call. It's sad how advancement just makes things more complicated than it should be.

03 | The October Blog Header Redesign Giveaway is cancelled due to low interest but if you've commented on this post, than consider yourself chosen and send me an email if you want a header redesign. I sort of knew there wouldn't be much interest but sometimes I like to try things out and then regret them but it's all good — nobody got hurt and I have more time to be lazy.

04 | I've returned my society6 shop to 'the rain girl' which I think it's for the best as it matches the url. Honestly, I'm thinking of closing the shop (well, you can't really close it unless you delete your account or delete or unpublish all the products), but I really think it's a waste of time trying to make it work. I've only made 12 dollars in all the years I've had it. I'll think on this more but maybe it's time to let it go.

05 | Did anyone remember to set their clock an hour back? I didn't even remember to do it until I saw my computer clock did not matched my analog clock. I don't think I have ever remembered to reset my clock before. You would think I can get an hour of more sleep but you would be wrong. The time change just make me wake up an hour earlier which is the hour I usually wake up so it's not a plus for me.

06 | I have decided not to check my work email when I'm not working because I keep getting emails about a job when I'm supposed to be off. This is the problem with being digital. Anyone can you an email at 3 in the morning (not that I ever wake up at the time to check email) and you can actually do the work because it's all digital and you can send files without leaving your house. I don't know why our clients seems to wake up at the end of the week as if Monday through Thursday doesn't existed. Like on Friday afternoon, they just up and suddenly realize they have something that needs to be done as if everyone works 24-hours. But now that I've stopped checking on email on my day off, I don't worry as much (maybe I do worry a tiny bit). Before, I would check my email constantly because I fear losing my job but these days, I don't care as much. If I have to wash dishes for a living, I'm not afraid to do it, I might hate it but I can do it.

07 | I've removed the sidebar from my blog again because... Honestly, whenever I see my blog, I just get this urge to change it, give it a new cover but somehow I seem to always ended up making it look exactly like it used to be. Maybe in my head, there's a constant thought that everything can be better or can be make more perfect. I know even if I get someone else to design my blog, I would then go and alter it because I can't help myself. I think it's one of those quirks  of be a graphic designer. Either that or I have too much time on my hand.

What are you thinking about these days?

18 comments:

  1. Time is an elastic trickster.
    I seem to have been frantically busy for the last month (at least) but cannot say that I have achieved anything. Which when/if I think about it makes me feel like a failure. Again.
    We put our clocks forward. Will I ever catch up?

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    1. I try not to think too much of the things I haven't done so that I wouldn't feel like a failure but like you, the feeling comes on anyway.

      Since you're in a different part of the world where you are a day ahead of me, I suppose an hour forward might mean you are kind of catching up, I don't know. I'm often confused about time zones.

      Thank you for visiting & have a lovely day.

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  2. Number 2 in your list is exactly how I feel about blogs being abandoned with many people flocking to Instagram. Many of my favourite bloggers have disappeared too. Some of them just gave up their blogs without any sort of announcement made, others gave a warning, others went private and their blogs are now only for family and close friends. So goes life, constantly changing and for some things, we preferred how they were before. Life is a constant flow of adaptation and acceptance. If we don't do that we are constantly discontent! Wishing you a serene month of November, lissa!

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    1. I wish I can be more adaptive but I suppose that's life.

      Thank you for visiting & have a lovely day.

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  3. #6; when I was out of work for three years, I went around to restaurants and cafes offering to be a dishwasher, but couldn't get a job because they all have dishwashing machines now. I eventually ended up being a checkout operator in a supermarket, it's the one job I promised myself I would never do, but in the end it was all I could get. So I stuck with it for twelve years then I retired.

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    1. The dish washing bit just came to my head, I doubt there would be jobs for that these days. Actually, I hope to retire like you so I'm sticking to my job but who knows. Maybe I'll up and quit or something.

      Thank you for visiting & have a lovely day.

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  4. Good thoughts today Lissa, I am adjusting to the colder temps.

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    1. I'm trying to adjust to the cold temperature but it's a bit hard.

      Thank you for visiting & have a lovely day.

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  5. I'm thinking I wish I could write a long blog entry. My brain doesn't allow me more than 5 minutes at a time to enter my entry into the blog. (But then I do spend 3-4 hours preparing it. I guess that counts. lol

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    1. I also spend a lot of time preparing a post, even short ones.

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  6. #1 Yes where did it go? It was October 1st a couple of days ago or ...?
    #2 And yes bloggers leaving - or only "living" at Instagran or twitter is bot my cup of tea either. I love the rambling, photofilled etc blog-format. ...
    #5 setting back the time? You bet I remeber. I abhor DST and cannot have it end soon enough. Our winter's mornings are dark enough at normal time.
    #6 only checking work mail at work - even when working from home is the only way to save your sanity. Washing dishes or even working at a conveyor belt, is better than the Go-go-go mentality of always being available.
    #7 I like your blog best as it is now, thanks ;)

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    1. I was really very unproductive in October and then it's suddenly over - kind of sad but we're have to move on. I suppose there's a really good reason for DST but sometimes I really just wish there isn't any.

      Thank you for visiting & have a lovely day.

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  7. Same here re: October- I wanted to savor it because I love the month and Halloween and all that, but it flew by before I knew it. And I forgot to set my clock back too lol.

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    1. I guess it's lucky that we have computers to tell us the real time. I honestly do not know what clocks to follow if I don't have a computer.

      Thank you for visiting & have a lovely day.

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  8. I agree, October just flew by. We are still unpacking and that seems like it will never end. I don't read emails after 6pm anymore, if at all possible. Being online too much is not good, at least I don't think it is. Keep blogging Lissa, your artwork and posts are always interesting. Happy weekend!😊

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    1. @ Geraldine: No checking email after 6 sounds good - maybe I should give that a try.

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  9. "I used to have a flip phone where I can just close it and it end the call. It's sad how advancement just makes things more complicated than it should be."
    Ha! So true!

    Sorry to hear about the October Blog Header Redesign Giveaway. I tried to advertise it on Twitter, (not that I have tons of followers, but still) and someone commented on the logo you designed for me saying they loved it, but I suppose no one feels like changing their header these days...Sorry about the shop, too. If only I had money...

    The email comment is so on point. The fact that someone would email someone else about a job at 3 in the morning made me laugh, but I suppose it's all too possible.

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    1. @Roberta R.: No need to be sorry. Honestly, promoting my art is not something I do well.

      Thank you for visiting & have a lovely day.

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