BUSY != PRODUCTIVE.
Lately I’ve been struggling with the difference between busy and productive. Best laid plans of mice, the IRL (in real life) catches up with all of us from time to time. This past weekend, I had grand plans for making some more epic progress on working ahead on the magazine. No such luck.
Though I got some of my to-do list items done, I spent most of the time working around the house and doing family stuff. There’s nothing wrong with that, by the way. I did multiple loads of laundry (suck!), loaded the dishwasher, brushed the dog’s hair, brushed the dog’s teeth, and watered the yard. I also spent a lot of time with my daughter, best of which being when she fell asleep in the Baby Bjorn as I was working on Digo’s interview.
It feels good to get things done, ya know? Even if the biggest thing you accomplished was being helpful to those who matter most in your life.
SINCE WE LAST MET
Here’s how my to-do list fared over the weekend:
- wrap & schedule Digo’s Evo & Michael’s Defender pickup for next week
- got Digo scheduled, Michael not so much – this week, though!
- finalize a couple additional stories
- didn’t happen – I thought about ’em though!
- email follow ups!
- just a couple – wanted to do so much more
- take my daughter to the zoo
- her second trip in 5 months – was a good time
- get my father-in-law’s 86 Volvo 245 on Craigslist
- done – “parked when ran” wish me luck!
QUESTION OF THE DAY: UTOPIA?
A gearhead who goes by Sqweak on Twitter told me this morning that “the Internet is not Utopia.” Stark reminder, as I think the internet is as close as humanity’s ever been to Utopia. Think about it for a minute. You can go just about anywhere, say just about anything, DO just about anything. Ignorant, useless trolls aside, we tend to make friends all over the world online. I know this is a little heavy for a Monday, and odds are good nobody will bother to discuss this with me here, but it’s worth thinking about. If the Internet isn’t Utopia, should it be? Could it be?
What do YOU think?