So let's get this part out of the way.
I am drafting these weeknotes on a Friday afternoon of what feels like a lost week in what is turning out to be a lost year. Anyone reading this in June of 2020 will completely understand why.
Time seems more fungible lately. I'm simultaneously experiencing dilation and compression of this notion of a "week." I blink, and it's Friday; I get up from a long session at my desk, wondering how it could still be Tuesday morning in June and not December 2021 already.
This week, a colleague told me that she had a numb feeling of floating. When she said it, I immediately understood this exact hovering sensation I'm finding impossible to ignore. I'm in a slow-motion freefall in a bottomless pit.
So this might be the worst moment to be kickstarting anything new.
Unless, of course, it's a perfect time.
I've been helicoptering over this intention to write weeknotes, revitalize my website with essays, maybe a newsletter... just making something besides quarantine-bread and anxiety.
I've been here before.
Hours (or weeks? or seconds?) of thinking and researching and reading and notetaking and consuming and studying and envying other peoples' making...
...then the snapping: A loud proclamation to nobody in particular that, "Enough! It's my turn. This is the time. This time I will get in the practice of making things, and I will stick to it!"
Then writing for a few days or maybe weeks.
Then not, and I'm not sure why.
This time, though. This raging rapid molasses time, it feels different. We are in a pandemic, after all, so nothing feels like quite before.
There's been an itch. I'm scratching.
Writing as salve.
Writing as zeitgeber.
On to the weeknotes:
And of course this one that ultimately got me out of the nest:
This felt good to write, for what it's worth. I'll probably spend some more making hours this weekend doing some writing or tinkering here. (I'm noticing links in bullet points above aren't getting styled, for example.) I'd like to figure out how to crosspost these to Medium so maybe I can join the weeknot.es community.
The clock has officially started. #momentum
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