February 3, 2023

The cold fever appears to be about to break. Huzzah!

I have an orientation towards novelty – a lot of my time, I have a desire to be doing new and different things. The trouble with getting older is that you start to run out of new things. I referred previously to my ‘looking vertically instead of horizontally’, by which I mean that I need to get past a superficial level in my areas of interest – I am interested in a lot of things, but I don’t know a lot of them in great detail. So if I’ve explored the horizontal map, it’s time to spend more effort going up the floors of all the buildings and unpacking the items.

This seems like more of a tortured metaphor than it needs to be. Really, I just need to get good at the things I like. Go down more rabbit holes and become an expert. To do that, I have to get past my seemingly unending capacity to be lazy in my approaches. Detail requires diligence. Diligence has paid off for me at work, and I need to bring that to my home life.


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