I'm reading less, and I don't think writing is helping that. What usually would have been my time to read before bed is not used to practice writing on here. I tend to read before bed because it helps me get to sleep. Now though I'm writing towards the end of the evening and I find myself getting tired towards the end of writing. This means that one of the purposes of reading is being fulfilled by writing instead now.
A lot of reading progress has significantly slowed as a result of this. Sure there are plenty of other times to read or write, but I have now formed a habit for each which is clashing slightly. I will likely continue as-is for the remainder of this one hundred day challenge, but will take this into account when laying out my future writing plans beyond this initial challenge.
I haven't been to the sea for a while. I have been to the seaside and have been on a ferry within the last 24months but have not experienced the vastness and danger of the sea for some time. Not something I long for having a preference for the mountains, but I do miss it nonetheless. We often skip the sea when we (used to) travel. Opting for flight or some ginormous sea-faring vessel as a preference. This makes sense a lot of the time, an Atlantic crossing that would have taken weeks now takes hours and the safety factor alone makes it a no brainer.
Why do we appreciate neatness and tidiness? I for one feel much better when the flat is in order. Everything in its place, no strain on the eyes, and no doubt where things are. But on the days I don't make my bed as soon as I get up, or the days where I'll leave the dishes on the kitchen counter instead of putting them in the dishwasher, I feel different. I feel slow, narrow-minded and lazy.
In my few posts on De Brevitate Vitae, Seneca talked about (and I sympathised with) spending time more frugally, in particular when it came to people. Seneca wrote about us being unaware of people that essentially put a drain on our lives for little return to what we hold dear. Where I have failed to make a distinguishment is with regards to 'down time'.
A wee while back I wrote a post about my local Kingfisher. You heard me correctly, I have a Kingfisher that visits a spot near where I live. I very occasionally see this Kingfisher on my lockdown lunchtime walk but haven't seen it for a fair few weeks now.
I have recently been working with some of the adobe creative packages. Which has been quite a fun thing to learn quite rapidly, though I don't envy any of you creatives reading this who have to do this day in day out! It's quite a tedious thing. That being said, I found similarities to something mentioned in my dev-as-you-go post.
I stumbled across this sentence when trying to select a font for a project I am working on. What's neat about that sentence? The first thing is that it manages to use every letter in the English alphabet at least once. This is called a pangram, which is kind of like an anagram but you can use letters more than once.