I think have time-anxiety. That’s not a clinical term, if you’re wondering – I’m pretty sure I’ve just made it up. But it seems an accurate description. I always need to know how long things are going to take, and if I don’t know (or can’t make a good guess), I get anxious that I’m
Four ingredients: Basics – Pay the rent. Plan – Expand portfolio. Fold into Basics and leave to set. Motivation – Sprinkle with expectations and nudging emails. Compulsion – Scratch brain-itching ideas onto paper. Makes fuel. Mix haphazardly.
I like finding out stuff so I’m always researching something. And I love learning. If there was such a job as a Professional Learner (outside the upper echelons of academia), I would be doing that. Imagine my glee when I discovered FutureLearn. This is an online education site, globally accessible, with free courses delivered by
Tickable, cross-out-able, tear-up-able, burnable ( unless the list is on an electronic device – blow-up-able?) – very kinesthetic. Procrastination enablers – especially if the list is colour-coded, frequently rewritten for neatness, or annotated with once meaningful symbols to be puzzled over. Everyone does this, right? The illusion of industry – it looks like you’re working
This peaceful, serene waterscape in Kyrgyzstan holds for me at least two interesting facts. Not that the water is said never to freeze, despite the lake being surrounded by snow-capped mountains (although that is kind of interesting). Or that the shores of the lake are full of health resorts (although this will become ironically interesting