Thoughts: Overall the day went well. After a morning spent recovering from a sleepless night, I got a respectable amount of stuff done. Most of the time was spent rethinking this journal and how to best use it as a tool for improving myself. I also got a little bit done in the shop as well as the studio. There is more to be done, but I feel like I’m heading in the right direction.
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- What Happened? Spent time working on how I wanted to approach this journal as it relates to goals.
- What Went Right? Journal is a lot better and will work better with breaking up goals into achievable parts.
- What Went Wrong? Journal design was not fully fleshed out.
- Why? I didn’t consider how to apply it to my goals.
- Lessons Learned: I need to approach the journal as a road map as well as a daily accounting of my thoughts and progress. This isn’t just an accounting, it’s a tool for improvement.
- What Happened? I spent a little time in the studio, working on the Garden Path painting (that never ends).
- What Went Right? I’m happy with how the painting is developing.
- What Went Wrong? I could have made better use of the time.
- Why? I’m not sure about the original design and whether or not to move forward with the implementation.
- Lessons Learned: Having a clear design in mind for a master work will probably help with the final appearance and mood of the piece. I’ve spent a little time thinking about the design and I believe I am, in deed, heading the correct direction.
- What Happened? I also spent some time in the shop, fixing a jig.
- What Went Right? I managed to get the miter sled fence pulled off and cleaned the surface where it was glued on.
- What Went Wrong? I was a bit too impatient when trying to remove the miter fence, which, caused damage to the jig.
- Why? Probably feeling the pressure to get things moving.
- Lessons Learned: When I start to feel the surge to push through, it probably makes sense to take a moment. In the end it’s not a big deal for this case, but that isn’t always so. Every day is filled with opportunities to practice being a better person.
Areas of Action
- Work on the journal.
- Video and Journal entry.
- Study some garden photos to see whether my design fits with what I imagine a garden path to look and feel like. How’s that for artsy!? 🙂
- Repair damage to miter sled.
The Path Forward
This area does not change on a daily bases. Rather, it serves as reference to help guide daily actions and provide a unit of measure to track progress.