Life is breezing by
I feel like I could blink any second and my twenties will have gone and I will be 30 and looking back being like “how did it all happen so fast?” Worried I am not taking it in enough. Days have been blazing by and it doesn’t even feel like it’s been a half year since I started full-time work. Feels like I still belong in college or something. In another week it’ll be exactly 6 months.
Work is good. Learning a lot and I love the people I work with. They’re all so smart and kind. I was going to attribute it to the average age at my company being higher (so the overall level of arrogance is much less / empathy for younger programmers is stronger) but I actually suspect it’s the individual people. Maybe we made a point of hiring mostly nice/humble/intelligent people.
I’ve been spending a lot of time on the keys lately but I haven’t really come up with anything I think people would enjoy listening to. Lyrical music is difficult for me to come up with. Music meant to accompany words requires me to be okay with repetition, and since I play mostly for the nice feeling I get when my fingers generate unique, interesting sounds, repetition feels boring. I don’t know how to come up with a catchy repetitive riff reliably, and the few times I do I always forget to record them and then they slip my mind.
Nice 27 minute run today. I wore a hoodie the entire time — I think this was the first run I did wearing a shirt in a month. Normally my core gets way too warm for upper body clothing but the past few days have been too damn cold. And by the time I felt warmed up the run was pretty much over. I was going to hit the gym for some foam rolling, core, etc, but got lazy and messed around on the keys instead.
The week is pretty exciting, I have events planned every night from tues-friday including a dinner on Wednesday that accidentally got kind of big. (I pretty much invited anyone I hung out with in passing or otherwise.) Alexey and Mari might bring instruments so we may have a fun little jam session!
My Cajon is getting here soon. Oh yeah, I ordered a Cajon cuz it was on sale and impulse buying is a thing Kev and I poorly defined.
I think I might have something I need to do on Saturday but I keep forgetting what it is.
Planning on taking at least a half hour each day to do some reading. I picked up Wuthering Heights on a whim last weekend — an old friend really liked the book and it caught my eye as I was perusing the literature section at BookBuyers. Looked up a summary on wikipedia, seemed okay and not too depressing so I think I’m going to give it a go.