My how time flies! (get it?) #obligatory #planewing at #sunset from #30000feet
I'm on my way to TN spend some time with my nieces -- oh and also my sister and her husband 😁 I'm currently in the ATL airport eating @officialpandaexpress and listening to the Frozen 2 theme song 🤣 There's an automated napkin machine here that only lets you take two at a time. It's nice when capitalism lines up with environmental conservation.
I woke up in Anchorage this morning at 4am. It was 0°F out 😳 I got much better at driving that front-wheeled rental car, but honestly they shouldn't have rented that to me given the road conditions. I can't believe I didn't wreck it 😬 I didn't get very much work done this week; I did however get to meet up with lots of friends I don't get to see as often anymore since I moved to Juneau which was great!
I've got lots of goals for this trip, some personal, some professional. People say that #travel changes you, but does it? Or does it just provide a new context in which to transition from your #pastself -- like a cocoon. Though I guess that's a bad example -- I'm pretty sure the butterfly or moth does not put a lot of conscious effort into thr metamorphosis.
In the book #stopdoingthatshit, the author, @garyjohnbishop, flips the #selfimprovement script around and proposes that instead of trying to "fix" #pastself, we instead envision our #futureself, then take stock of which traits are present or missing in #presentself, and either remove or add them, bit by bit, like Michaelangelo carving his Statue of David.
In #start, the author @jonacuff points out the absurdity of our brain's rationalization of embarking on a journey of either self-improvement or #entrepreneurship -- where it says "You're not capable of achieving this goal, but if you're going to try anyway, it has to be absolutely perfect, no room for mistakes." I've got these next steps that I know are the right ones to take, but I'm so afraid of failing that I just sit here, watching the days tick by, envisioning that #futureself that I know I can be, but never picking up my chisel to start chipping away. And that's no way to be!
So I'll get to work.