Compassion vs Improvement: Adventures in Growth

[Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Eighty Four]

Photo by Daria Rudyk on Unsplash

That title is what I wanted to write today, but then First Minion started throwing up around three this morning and, well, it’s another rough night.

But first the news:

I’ve already done yoga, studied languages, meditated, and now I’m writing. If only I could manage the protein smoothie, but that involves the blender and First Minion is currently back asleep on the couch next to me.

You can’t always get what you want.

But back to $TITLE, yeah?

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Just Do The Things

[Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Seventy Seven]

Part of why the morning productivity has eroded somewhat is that I get lost in the ‘Tubes. Not just the internet – twitter, facebook, insta – but checking email / slack for work and browsing YouTube / Twitch / Periscope.

I *need* to dive directly into morning pages as soon as I get down here, but did I figure that out in time to do make this morning as productive as it can be?

Don’t be silly.

But first the news:

Yes, I’ve already been awake for over an hour and I’m just now getting down to this writing thing.

Damnit.

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Prepping For Today’s Stream And The Rest Of My Life

[Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Seventy Six]

Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash

I saw my colleague do something yesterday that I’m totally going to apply to all of my YouTube streams and, frankly, it’s brilliant, so I’m going to share it with you as well.

(Hi, M!)

But first the news:

Also I’m super jealous that he’s earned the pretty little short link [https://www.youtube.com/c/Rawkode] and I’ve got [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs4OeYtPTy-PkZmPEceEsdw/]

Only seventy-nine more subscribers to go!

We can DO this!

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The Path Less Travelled

[Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Seventy Five]

I spent yesterday experimenting with mmhmm, StreamYard, iMovie, Free Music Archive, and Unsplash.

The more I know, the more I know I don’t know.

But first the news:

I’ll talk about all the things I learned, but first, do you want to see the video I posted?

First, lower your expectations.

And fill your heart with joy, support, and encouragement.

Now, LOOK!

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Vlogging Scares Me… A Lot

[Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Seventy]

Photo by lan deng on Unsplash

First I want to take a minute to acknowledge that this is totally NOT a post about how I got up at five in the morning and is, instead, focused on vlogging, but DAMN RIGHT – I have officially made it a whole week of waking up at five ish in the morning and we’re keeping it going into a second week.

How long will this last?

#NoOneKnows

I want to tell you a secret.

Something very near to my heart that I haven’t confessed yet and it’s kind of … personal.

But first the news:

You already kind of know what it is – it has to do with vlogging, but it’s something… well, let’s stop with the build up and rip the band aid off, shall we?

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