Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Interruptions Reaction

So I'm working today at the Ops Center putting together training for our new computer system at work. I've got the music going and headphones on and I'm into the zone. Excellent feeling. I like that focus on a task that keeps going.
And I get an email telling me how I'm going to be responsible for coordinating a survey at work on top of all the other stuff I have to do! What bothered me most was not that the survey needs to be done, it was my reaction to this additional task. My reaction still bothers me. I should be embracing the opportunity to track how we're doing and get to focus the staff on this new thing.
My reaction really indicates a core problem with the embracing technology to allow this to help be grow in more ways than one. And I'm watching What the Bleep tonight and I hear this person talk about how our positive thoughts are mostly just surface to underlying negativity. I'm recognizing the importance of getting to the core of who I am.
(side note) I get to go to the Dr. tomorrow. I've not been taking care of myself physically and I can tell. My HA1C will be high, I'm sure. I'm eating better and keeping my suppliments going well. (end side note)
Back to the issue at hand. My reaction to this new task. What does it mean? Any suggestions? Please just let me know in a manner that I can receive and understand.
Knitting will be discussed tomorrow!

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

The Beginning

I've spent a lot of time allowing technology to overwhelm and distract me. Ain't the internet a fun replacement for the endless and mindless TV watching I used to do back in the 80's and mid 90's? Email can be overwhelming. Reading websites gets to be a bother. here's the switch....
I've continued to look at these technologies in the same way I've looked at everything else. I've not allowed myself to embrace these tech advances and incorporate those into my daily work. and I can manipulate technology to work with how I am. I don't have to change. I get to change my tools.
As an artist I remember that the first time I pick a new medium, it doesn't work always well. parts of it can work well. I can work with this.
So here's my adventure in embracing technology in documenting who I am, where I've been, and experiences I expect to have in the future. If, along the way, I get to share some of me with friends who are far and near, then my existence has been enriched.
Expect to see knitting. Please comment.
Expect to hear me grumble a bit and work through the daily struggles that hone my skills of existance.
Expect to learn a few things about me that I'm surprised to learn about me.
and hey, jump in and help me out. comment as you want. :)