Letter to yourself.

This small series of posts are suggestions from Jessica’s post Journal Prompts. I won’t be posting every ones of the 101 prompts, just a handful. This one is 21. Letter to yourself

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World of Warcraft on mobile?

It has been a number of years since I first started playing World of Warcraft, the great graphics, stories and large world.

This unfortunately not long after starting my adventure into the realm of Azeroth I could no longer afford to keep it going and when I finally got back around to playing it I found my laptop could no longer cope with the demand of the game.

Now it sounds like there is a possibility of WOW coming to mobile devices, something that has been asked for for a while. I know that with Apple and the new M1 chips, there really is no reason why it couldn’t be played on the iPad Pro at the very least.

The only down side is Blizzard has yet to announce exactly what is coming to the mobiles. Speculation seems to stand with a side game similar to Pokemon Go or the retired Minecraft Earth.

Time will tell, but it is definitely something I will be watching keenly.

Source: https://apple.news/AWKLSU4bvSiSMZAzMkVcUlA

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Back to Daydreaming

Growing up, I remember that I always had something to do, playing with toys, watching TV, outside playing with friends or family, drawing and even painting models. Failing that I used to stop and daydream.

Now as an adult, I am dependent on a sheet of glass with plastic and metal inside, that can quickly take my time and focus away.
Have you ever thought about or looked at what you use and do on your phone? While we watch TV we play on our phones only half watching this background distraction. When we go for meals you see people with phones in their hands instead of talking fully present in the moment. Heck even when we go to the toilet the phone remains in our hands. Even the idea of listening to music (through the phone) can quickly become a background noise as we need to be doing something on the phone. Day dreaming or being fully present is all but non-existent.

Starting here in November I am reducing my time spent on social media, games and devices in general. A first step to a Technology detox by setting up time restrictions, Focus and Downtime with my iPhone and iPad.

  • 2 Hours for Social Media: TikTok,Facebook, Discord, Twitter (not Tweetbot), Instagram, Snapchat and Pinterest.
  • 3 Hours for Games.
  • Downtime between 21:00 and 6:30: and hour before sleep and after waking up.

The idea is to spend more time being productive instead of wasting time watching TikTok videos and playing games when time could be spent writing, drawing or reading. Things that I used to like doing before technology took over.

The coming few months I want to spend re-setting my mind, get into better habits, removing time wasting distractions and trying to gain back a longer concentration again.
It is time to get out of this rut!


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I had an accident

Since the middle of last year I have been growing a beard. Sounds like I wasn’t the only one during lockdown made no effort to shave. I was proud of it! Until this morning, I tried to tidy it up somewhat. I had an accident, I took too much off on the side. In the end, it had to all come off.

My lesson from this, get a professional to tidy it up for me!
Emma was not happy when she seen it and told me off, then Harley seen me… and stared at me not looking happy. They both told me I need to grow it back.

I am waiting for Caitlin’s reaction now.

The funny thing is how different my face looks and feels not having a beard there. It is cold.

I can’t wait to start growing it out again.


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5 Short Term Goals

I haven’t set any short term in a while. I have yet to commit and complete any short term goals either.
I think it is time to change that.

  1. Move
  2. Stabilise
  3. Write
  4. Got to catch ‘em all
  5. Stop!


Move

Critically this is one area of my life that decreases all the time. I do less and less. I’m not walking or moving as much as I used to. Since this pandemic started things have gotten worse and I feel less motivated to do anything.
Half of my health problems comes down to the fact I do not move enough.
Now Harley has started school and we are walking him there I have felt better and my blood pressure has dropped.
A few times I have closed the exercise ring with the Apple Watch, the last week I have come close otherwise.

My goal is to get into the habit of closing all three rings by the end of the day.

Using the Apple Watch to track my movement and exercise, matched with Fitness+ I want to close the rings each day. Even if it means going for a walk after work instead of Fitness+.


Stabilise

Money has been in nothing but free fall lately. It has to get back in control. Nothing much else to say about it.

I use and app called You Need A Budget (YNAB). I have used it for years (on and off) and have found it the best out there.
The goal is double down and keep track of our budget and stick to our budget.


Write

I keep a journal that I try and write in daily, however not everyday is there anything to write about. All hand written with fountain pen. The analog process I find helps me slow down and think more, a form of meditation in and of itself. A lot of my posts are first hand written.
Despite my dyslexia (which does affect my writing), I enjoy to write. My struggles comes from not knowing what to write other than post ideas or journal entries.

My goal is to start writing in my quiet time each morning. In that stillness before everyone wakes where dreams mix with reality.

I use an app called iA Writer because of the simple interface and aids. I want to fill this app with short stories, dreams, brain dumps and rants. What ever takes my fancy that morning.
If I can do this each day, practice and build up my skills, I would be happy.


Got to catch ‘em all

I have been a fan of Pokemon since the first game came out. I have played on nearly all the games since, currently that is Pokemon Sword. This game has defiantly been the best so far and I have enjoyed it, enough to be determined for the first time to catch *all* of the Pokemon in the game.
Then I found the Pokemon Home app both on the Nintendo Switch and mobile… you can put every Pokemon from 3DS, Switch and Pokemon Go on there!

This is my determined goal, to catch, trade and gather all the Pokemon, their different genders, variations, and Regional forms. If possible their shinnies.

Image by Thimo Pedersen through Unsplash

Yes, my geek moment, not sorry.


Stop!

Image by Melissa Askew through Unsplash

The other thing I need to start doing is stopping. Spend more time doing nothing at all, more time in my head and with myself.
I find my self trying to fill gaps with something. Whether it is my phone, tablet, games, tv, anything that stops me from sitting with myself


My goal then is to have at least 5 minutes each day, stop, do nothing, no music, no distractions and stop. Sit with myself and listen to what I have to say.

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Sometimes I hate my brain!

Sometimes I hate my brain. My mind does not slow down, it is always too busy, too turned on with sleep seeming the only off switch there is.

Ideas, projects, thoughts, feeling… things are constantly coming and going in my mind.
Sometimes ideas stick in tirade of thoughts to start to develop into… oh, never mind it’s gone again.
Even if it stays I have no doubt that my dyslexia will filter it out. It always stops me putting the ideas into physical form.

So many things half started before the interest is lost dues to frustration, lack of time and resources, or a better idea comes along. Is it lack of discipline or concentration? It could be something else like ADHD or something?

Give me a job and I will do it. Mass Production? I’m your man! Projects? Okay, give me the details and its done. However, try to get me to do my own work, project or anything that is all me, forget it.

Even writing this, I have got half a page written and lost interest in what I am doing.


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Update – September 2021

I have not been keeping up with this website as much as I wanted to. So I thought I would write an update post, let you know what I have been up to, what I am currently working on and future plans.

Where I have been

I haven’t been active here sine about May. I was working on a series called “All I Own” and I was in the mix of health issues as well.

I was finding that trying to write a series was too much of a commitment so soon and I couldn’t keep up with everything, doing the work for the post and writing the posts in time.
In the end I lost interest in the series, it is something I will pick up on at a later date, just not yet.

Because I was was feeling disappoint in that, when it came time to start blogging again I felt I had to carry on with the series and in the end didn’t write anything.

In the middle of all of this I found out I have high blood pressure and got put on medication for that. It did not agree with me to start with and for almost a month I was not well enough to do much more than function.

What is the plan now?

Reading back to my first post, I stated that I wanted to write random posts, things that interest me, thoughts and funny things. I am going back to this. While writing the “All I Own” series I felt trapped into having to write and continue that instead of posting something that interested me.

Going forward from that, I’m going back to my original plan and posting one off posts that I enjoy instead of committing to series.

I also want to push this website for myself with a bigger commitment. As such I want to spread into Social Media more and try to get my name out there.

I have also got a small list of posts that I have been working on or thinking about the last few weeks and will be delivering over the next few weeks.

Recent Changes

The “All I Own” series has been taken down for now. It has been an ongoing personal project, but it has been put on hold in my life for a minute. This will be something I will work on in the back ground for now.

I have added and changed pages on the website:


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