Week 14/2023: A slow, painful week

Week of 3 April 2023

A slow down

This week I was going to try out Laura Vanderkam’s idea of creating backup slots in my week to allow for unexpected things that might derail me. I didn’t end up doing it because Friday was a holiday and I didn’t do any planning at work.

We had guests over the weekend, next week is another short week, and I’m not really in the mood for planning.

And all I seem to be doing at the moment is making or attending medical appointments to try and work out what’s going on with my back. That’s overtaken my shoulder as the thing that’s giving me the most trouble.

Lots of excuses.

I didn’t go out for any photo walks this week so I don’t even have any photos to share.

I did go to the beach one afternoon. That was nice.

The beach at sunset with some pink tinged clouds in the blue sky, and rocks in the foreground
Afternoon walk

Week 14 summary

What was the best thing about this week?

Kramstable’s school drama class presented their class play this week. It was excellent, a fascinating story, and all the more impressive since they’ve only been working on it since the start of term, which meant they didn’t even have nine weeks to prepare.

Something else cool was seeing one of my photos from my Hobart Street Corners project published in this month’s The Hobart Magazine. (It’s on page 47 of the April issue.)

A road lined with mid-20th century buildings, one with a complex mural
Sandy Bay Road & Davey Street, 22 October 2022, 10.15 am.

What did I learn this week?

Aestas is the Latin word for summer, which comes from a Proto-Indo-European word meaning “to burn, or be on fire”.

What I’m reading this week

  • A Guide to Eco-Anxiety by Anouchka Grose
  • The Secrets of Summer House by Rachel Burton
  • The Last Party at Silverton Hall by Rachel Burton

Habit tracker

  • Morning ritual (Goal = 7): 7
  • Move (preferably before 3 pm) (Goal = 7): 6
  • Morning writing (Goal = 7): 7
  • The Little Red Writing Book exercises (Goal = 5): 0
  • Listened to writing podcasts (Goal = 2): 0
  • Mental health break outside during my work days in the office (2 days): 2
  • Finish work by 5.30 (Goal = 4): 4
  • Shut my computer down before 9.15 (Goal = 5): 4
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