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Diary of an artist, Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Woke up 5:30 am
Another time of the year when I’m struggling with finding enough time to publish what I have written.
I think I could make it a little bit easier if I decided to simplify the process and remove certain parts of my usual diary entry (like for example the ‘what I’ve watched recently’ section and the image). I think it’s a good rule of thumb to make things more manageable if you find it difficult to do them the “normal” way. You can always make things more manageable by doing away with certain parts or by making a shorter version of your “normal” thing. The world will not end or collapse because of that and you will still manage to do something.
I’m thinking a lot recently about making content for YouTube or podcast (or both). Something which would be a video equivalent of my writing. I don’t know if I want to do this (continually), but I think I can finally give it a try and see what will come out of it.
Meanwhile one of my older diary entries (one of those I didn’t publish yet)
Mid June 2020
Just decided that I will do a furniture restoration course. This is something I could like doing, I guess. And this is something which could offer me a chance to earn money long-term. Plus I can do it anywhere in the world I guess (or at least anywhere in Poland). AI could eliminate people in this field but I guess this will take a lot of time. Found a person who offers such courses and will get in touch. This whole COVID-19 situation can make it a little bit problematic, but we’ll see. A lot of guesses and question marks, but at least I’m going to give it a try. Quite excited about it. Also, I noticed that there are many online courses like that, but I’d prefer to meet a person who does it and get a hands-on feel of the workshop.
Stuff I’m currently reading:
Pol Pot: Anatomy of a Nightmare by Philip Short (on Scribd).
POPism: The Warhol Sixties by Andy Warhol and Pat Hackett (on Scribd).
Audiobook: Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937–1948 by Madeleine Albright (on Scribd).
The Unabomber Manifesto: Industrial Society and Its Future by Ted Kaczynski (free PDF)
Audiobook: How to Lose a Country: The 7 Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship by Ece Temelkuran (on Scribd)
Audiobook: Mao’s Great Famine: The History of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958–62 by Frank Dikötter (on Scribd) The farther I am, the more I like it.
Audiobook: Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine by Barry Strauss (on Scribd)
Kafka: The Early Years by Reiner Stach (on Scribd)
Music for this writing session: Frederic Chopin (on Spotify).