1887 Hrs – Happy Days
It’s been a good day today, I’ve done a solid days work on the boat and I’m planning to do the same tomorrow and Saturday, I really want to pick up the pace.
The weather is being kind as well, really good for the time of year, light winds, lots of blue sky and warm sunshine and the clocks change this weekend as well. Really feels like the dark days are behind us now…. love it!
To mark the occasion I dusted off the video camera and shot a short video blog for you all, and in particular Eric, who quite rightly highlighted the lack of them a while back. If you like these videos then please subscribe and give me a thumbs up on the Gleda Project Video Channel and I’ll keep them coming. Don’t hesitate to give me a shout if there’s something in particular you’d like to see in the vids.
Talking of Eric, thanks mate for the great comment on my ‘It Is As It Is’ blog post a few days back. This is what he said:
One thing that has stuck with me when it comes to practicing the piano is to every day, touch the keys. Literally. If I just sit down for 5 seconds, and play one note, that is success for the day.
Not sure what that would be in your case… a couple swipes with some sandpaper? A quick push of the broom? Or maybe more directly, just ‘touch the boat’. Walk out there, and put your hand on the boat for 5 seconds. Then go about your day.
It seems silly, but man can it be a good habit.
Well talk about spot on! Since the start of the year there has been a development on my work front (more on that another day) which means that I’m actually spending a lot of time at the barn even on days when I’m not working on Gleda. I’ve noticed a huge change in my motivation. I see Gleda virtually every day, I spend a few minutes looking at her, walking round her, thinking about what’s next. Doing this makes me keener than ever to crack on. The difference from last year when weeks went by between visits to the barn is amazing.
It’s golden advice and I’d heartily recommend applying it to anything that’s important to you. Thanks again Eric.
Anyway here’s the new video: