Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Shifting the Focus

There has been plenty going on of late, and we all know when times get busy, it means less time to do the things that we love.

I love playing APBA, but I have not been able to play much in the past few months.

My wife & I went to a wedding on June 28th, witnessing two of our friends tying the knot. Around that time, I purchased the fairly new APBA Hall of Fame Set, I played 18 games in the next 24 hours, then summer happened and since then have played about 30 games total in the last 82 days. This coming from a guy who was playing at least 24-30 games a week back in the year 2013.

During the summer, the wife & I have done a lot of prep work on our restaurant job, we work 5 days a week, often with Wednesday & Thursday off. We average 36-40 hours a week, give or take, in which our days can range from 8 am to 4 pm on a average-sized day to short days in which we get prep done by 1 or 2 pm -- to long days (usually Fridays) from 8 am to 6,7, or even 8 pm. Prepping, standing in one spot for 12 hours, during hot summer days, can be torturous, so when we get out we usually don't have the energy to do fun hobbies, usually we kick back and watch Netflix or Hulu.

I have watched more Baseball than usual, and I watch Quick Pitch every morning... so that's good.

The wife & I have watched our shows, since June we have watched the recent seasons of Orange is the New Black, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Stranger Things on Netflix, while I got her into Seinfeld, in which we have watched (most of the) first 7 seasons together in this time. She finally wanted to understand the Seinfeld-isms at the Baier Family dinner table that get quoted in the same likes of scripture.... everything from shrinkage, to sponge-worthy, to yada..yada...yada!

We also watched plenty of Elementary from time to time, while I feel like I am leaving a few other programs. 

We also did some beach time, barbecues, trips downstate (my Grandma's 90th Birthday) & a Detroit Tigers game.

With everyday life and every year going by quicker & quicker, I need to dial back on blogging on every single APBA game in my projects, and blog more about the projects in more minimal detail, and on Baseball in general... It does not mean I will not go into detail on my APBA games, but I found myself putting pressure on doing a blog piece, and then would not have the energy to blog or even play a game... It seemed like too much energy, and I found myself suddenly not having fun, and that's alarming for me, so now I plan to blog in different ways, in which I the blogger and my blog followers can all have fun.

Think of a camera zooming in and then zooming out, that's how I plan to go about the projects, from time to time, I will zoom in and give much detail and then I will zoom out, focus on something else from a glance, then eventually zoom in on that, or zoom back out onto something else.

I'm finally focusing on my down time, and to enjoy that down time, on my own terms.

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