Chad Moore

Just finished the first season of Ted Lasso for the second time. I can’t wait for the third run through.

When in doubt, iterate faster. I like this for all decision making processes, not just the ones around software development.

Story spine rough draft.

Last night we had a family movie night for the first time in too long. It was great to be together, without distractions, and revisit our old friend Jack Skellington.

I installed and tinkered with the MacOS version of Fraidyc.at this morning. Wow. A totally different take on reading the internet. Thanks for this @kicks

“A Day In The Life” of a micro.blogger. About 4pm local time near Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A cold and rainy fall day.

I didn’t realize you can animate in procreate on the iPad. This is a bit out of context with the items on screen right but it was a test to show a friend. Procreate is a pretty powerful animation app as well! It’s been a long while since I animated anything …

Weeknotes 2020 Week 40

Sunday, September 27th to Saturday, October 3rd

This week I was struggling with “recharging my battery” and finding time to work on my practices.

My work week was more hectic than normal. Long days with more context switching and cognitive load than usual. Plus, my anxiety with where the world is right now. Oh yeah, just that…

I didn’t make my goal of finishing an illustration I have in progress, but I did make some progress on it, in a round about way.

I’m subscribing to this technique from Ness Labs:

Once you feel familiar enough—which means that you can grasp the concepts and can articulate them, but still feel very uncomfortable using them—you should start creating something bigger

So I did manage to get a lot of practice in to grasp the concepts, and I’m still feeling uncomfortable.

Speaking of that practice, here are my Doodles for the week

I drew a simple illustration for work, that was a timeline of the upcoming quarter, and we used that to read-out some planning to stakeholders. I can’t share that here of course. We’ve done this process in other ways until this time around. I’m looking forward to feedback to see if everyone involved found value in the altered process.

The relentless optimism of Ted Lasso is intoxicating, in the best way possible. This show is the perfect escape for me in this moment. More optimism. More defining success through positive relationships. And more laughs. Yes, please!

Speaking of relationships, I’ve watched this a couple times this week. I find it fascinating. I’ve been a part of some research projects, but nothing with the duration and meaning of this one.

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Gratitude

In no particular order

  • I’m thankful I was able to help my son navigate some relationship challenges of his own
  • I’m appreciating my new practice of morning pages. I find letting my monkey mind chatter on paper early in the morning is helping me all throughout the day
  • I’m thankful for a great conversation with a small group of creative people on Monday night
  • I’m thankful for a good text exchange with a dear friend. A good kick in pants for me. Time to get moving on a project!
  • I’m reflecting on a nice outdoor dinner with my extended family on Sunday
  • I’m thankful for some financial advice from a professional
  • I’m grateful that I learned what is helpful for me from my past week of missing health goals. So that I can put those things into practice.
  • I’m thankful for someone taking time to distill their years of experience and expertise into small actionable chunks for me to explore
  • I’m glad I was able to share the silly band The Electric Six to a friend. We had a lot of laughs.
  • I’m glad my wife and I went to the farmers market Sunday morning, and spent an entire afternoon cooking slow food.
  • I’m glad for fantastic professional assistance with my anxiety.
  • I’m thankful that I have the ability and means to express myself like this

Some 20 Second doodles from the past week.

Roy Kent! He’s here, he’s there, he’s …

Fascinating study - duration, participant groups, and outcomes. What makes a good life?

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Just unboxed some new versions of my favorite tech, you guys. Mash those like and subscribe buttons gang! 🤪

From the bowels of the dumpster fire last night, the Commander in Chief gave a direct order to an armed right wing extremist militia. Wake up, America.

Test

Dinner done, dishes somewhat ignored, wine poured. Will visit Schitt’s Creek for a bit.

Note to self: “Action creates inspiration” Do warm ups to get into the creative process; to move from the work “space” to the creative “space”. This may help recharge the battery and enable you to inhabit the space where you flow, and you can bring the output out of your process to share with the world.

I was writing something like this in my Morning Pages today. To allow yourself to inhabit your space, to work on your process so you can generate output. Hiding, as Godin calls it, is what Pressfield calls The Resistance, and it’s a killer.

What we each hide is a potential gift to the world, and ourselves.

Imagine all the things that would have benefited the world if all the humans who hid their work didn’t?

Thank you @macgenie !!!

New to me coffee roaster in Portsmouth. Great cuppa

Overheard: Sleep is when your mind gets washed.

Something I facilitated didn’t go as I expected yesterday at work. I spent far-too-long in the middle of the night dealing with The Second Arrow. Blaming myself, self-doubt, etc. Looking forward to reflecting on it today to understand the issues (and myself) a little more.

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Contemplating The Second Arrow a lot today.