Last week was the inaugural edition of this post apocalyptic golfing saga. In today’s short instalment we meet our second contestant, Ken Beaufort. Ken lives out of a transit van in the city centre with his family, and his task today is to head out to meet more survivors and find some food. Simple enough? Not when you’re in the middle of the zombie apocalypse.
I’ll see what interest there is in this before I sink more time into preparing the rest of the episodes in this series, especially now that I have access to dictation software!
What I’ve been learning through this process, is that creativity has many faces and I have been able to move between them which has, in turn, been able to fire my imagination in many unexpected ways. It has taught me that I need to be disciplined with my time management, as wanting to do too many things can mean that some avenues are left untrodden for long periods of time.
Getting good at a thing means practicing a thing, and that means doing it regularly. I have wondered recently if having too many interests means that I am becoming a jack of all trades but master of none. Currently I am okay with that assessment, although I reserve the right to change my mind at some future point!
This decision may be taken out of my hands if my health deteriorates further, for example, I can already tell that my ability to hold a pencil is being affected. If I lose the use of my one remaining ‘good’ hand, drawing may have to go bye-bye and dictating may be my one and only option.
I don’t think I can do nothing. I can’t argue that some days I feel like just sinking into my chair in front of the TV and falling down a YouTube rabbit hole and doing very little else, but I’m trying to accept that that’s the way it is sometimes. It’s hard doing nothing. Try it. Frustrating is a better word. Knowing that there are things to do but your body is saying ‘don’t be ridiculous’, is tough.
I think that’s why I’m trying to fit everything in to the limited time I have. That’s the thought I’d like to leave you with: If you want to do something, do it. If it fails, chalk it up to experience and move on to something else.
That’s far too much seriousness. Onto this next episode of post apocalyptic golf commentary…
My question to you:
Do you ever find yourself conflicted in what you’re doing?
How do you handle it?