3 things that have stopped me from writing of late

3 things that have stopped me from writing of late

I’ve been neglecting my writing of late. Every time I decide to put something together I start and it remains unfinished. Here’s a few reasons why:

  • Marathon training – I’m training for the Gold Coast Marathon this year. It’s about two months away and it’s safe to say it’s going to be a huge challenge. I’ve been pretty consistent with a beginner’s training schedule, and the amount of running I’ve done thus far looks a bit like this:
    Marathon schedule
    For the last few years I’ve always been pretty confident with my long-distance running, but this has definitely taken things up a notch. It’s been a hardy challenge. One that I’m glad I’ve undertaken, but my legs, my poor legs!
  • Another course – I’ve also taken on one of Ramit Sethi’s courses Earn $1k on the Side. It’s been a methodical course separating what you want to do versus what you should be doing in starting a side-business and I’ve been going through the course. The freelance job I’m validating at the moment centres around presentation design, and I’ve been approaching industry contacts around this area and exploring options. I was originally going to do a blog write-up on this, but want to leave it for now until I progress a bit further with the exercises.
  • My day job – I just clocked up a year working at Facebook. It’s been a great journey so far and I’m incredibly grateful for the experience I’m getting and the fact I get to work in Melbourne doing it.

But I’m stil here. I’ve got a few ideas swirling around about where I want to take my ‘online home’. Here they are:

  1. Keep it running as is – using the site as a vehicle for dumping my thoughts about what I’ve learned of late, what I’m finding interesting, and what I want to do
  2. Use it as a vehicle for my side business – I’m doing the course on side-business and am thinking about developing this site more as a portfolio
  3. A new learning project – I’m currently reading Mastery by Robert Greene, and it’s really been resonating with me. Part of me wants to dedicate my page to learning something huge – like coding – and documenting the process. A bit like a blogger I like – Scott Young.

Just bubbles of thought at the moment, and I’m hoping I can refocus in the coming months and establish a bit more of a web presence in some way, shape, or form.