Those memories countless of innumerable days-idle
Lost in distractive circling-screw, app to app or magazine to book to brew
Net dependence unweathered, seeking of The Magic Bullet for one’s ills and failings
Goalposts forever shifting, as projects multiply, mutate, fall aside, recycle
Interpolation of self-help pointers and cure-all systems, all seeking ever, something to tie together more than ephemeral progress-process
Naught! Never yet came the day..
Perseverance, they say, is key, goal to sandwich, sober to studious, job hunt to dating game –
Yet no system will save him, no method can quash that which impels him
To tie together, finally, one day, a victory, to knot the cord again the next day and next –
Limit permutations. Yet also note new ideas [not to plunge headlong that instant though, keep eyes on structural glue]
To each there is a way and a season, and mine is not yours, nor any others’ mine
To each there is a way.. To structure. To reduce. To accumulate those 10,000 mile steps
No more to fall to circling, circling, circling, whether of the Feeds-reading or the many substitutions –
To cut that which stops you for days on end and after – & …
Thinking of assembling a scheduled posting routine, Monday and Wednesday mornings, to replace the flurries of daily posts followed by long silences. Cutting, thereby, time pressure on other writings, enabling me to progress better on submissions goals & so much more. Hopefully, this will allow me to also check all those quality and completeness boxes and promote each item a bit, as well as seeding more print-worthy verses &c, easing urge to post the first thing written, …. Yadda yadda yadda. Also considering doing one of the two more along the lines of ‘art-of-life’, something topical to current events, or another thing I have insight and experience to, and the other weekly post more pure word art. But since I don’t really control what I sit down to write, and have been notoriously bad at sticking to things all my life, we’ll see.. I think the habits I’ve devised may work this loop of the merry-go-round. More on which, perhaps Wednesday. YMMV, and of course to each his own. Wish me luck! I’ll need it I’m sure, however well aligned and confident I feel right now.
Note, if you struggle with smartphone problems, guess what, *there’s an app for that too!* .. Currently installed here, BreakFree, Quality Time, Habits, I Can’t Wake Up!, and IFTTT .. Currently not installed, Facebook, Twitter, Hacker News, & Wikipedia. Added Tumblr back yesterday for a reason.. As always, YMMV, and I am overtime on this post. Best wishes! Resistance is never futile – & …