Back in the day – that day being December 21st 2018…
I had the wizard idea to select a few items from my Kettle/Bucket/Bristol List and focus on getting them completed. With 13 outstanding items on the 40 x 40, and pretty much ALL of them from the Kettle List, it seemed like a plan was in order. I was trying to concentrate on too many things.
It is with no small irony, that I have been neglecting my blog, to, of all things, write, but I thought I would look at consuming with you today, as it was a subject that was touched upon in one of my earliest Pondering’s. Can we really create in a void? Is there such a thing as ‘new ideas’?
When I got my Spotify round up at the end of last year, one of the things it offered me were a selection of taste breakers; a collection of tunes that you wouldn’t normally listen to, but that the algorithm thinks you might like. Now, I literally play my Hyukoh list to death, but there are some hidden gems that I could share from some of my other lists, so come check them out.
Inspired by a particularly riling twitter thread the other day, I have been pondering the concept of sharing, guilt, and whether it is a learnt behaviour. In particular, I wanted to look at how we were taught as children to share, and how this, in turn, impacts what we then teach our own children.
So is ‘sharing caring’, or does the lesson come with a cost?
That last week of January was the longest of my life – and it ended with very deep snow that I had to trudge for 2 hours in to get to work. I say trudge, it became more of a hobble after I slipped on the ice and landed on my back. After realising I would not actually be able to sit down at work, I was allowed home to wallow in pain. Welcome to February everyone!