As per my new schedule, today was again an “off” day from my work project — the one with an office — so I was left to do everything else: pay the bills, do some laundry, go to the gym, shop for groceries, clean up the house (that last one I actually did)… and work on all the other projects I currently have or am working on launching. Because I always gotta have something incomplete on my plate, or else I feel incomplete.
And the day started off well: I go through my “easy” morning tasks, checked a few admin emails… then decided to tackle my new/upcoming project, another blog (I know, it’s stupid to have that many, but I still have ideas), albeit this time on serious, societal questions. The topic is arguably current. The thing is, though, I kind of told myself it would be my “last” project. At the very least, I don’t have any other pending great ideas (except ones that would require millions of dollars), so that’s it for now, as far as I’m concerned. For now being the operative expression here.
Since it is my “last” project, I pay even more attention to the little things than I usually do, and that’s saying something: I’ve been known to brainstorm for years before doing anything (and by brainstorm, I mean play video games). That’s why the name took ages to determine (I think I now have), then the URL, the angle, the tone, choosing the template, setting it up (still working on that, otherwise, it would already be live)… my latest topic is also one of my all-time favorites (because you can spend months on it and not actually launch anything, what they call “over-thinking”): branding.
The interesting caveat is that the font I’ve been using on my soon to be live website is great, but it comes with the platform: I don’t actually own it. This morning, after a little bit of research (i.e. frantically typing the name of the font on Google plus “free” and going through pages of results), I found a way to “rent” it for an hour — not keen on buying it for the sake of a pictogram, although I might eventually rethink that position, give it time… So I did a bunch of iterations in sizes, shadows, colors… until I checked the time: 11:52.
My gym subscription, which I got when I was “working from home” (i.e. watching Youtube videos) only works during off-peak hours, that is before 12pm or between 2 and 5pm. The good thing is Iive about 3 minutes away and it was cold anyway so I practically ran. The point is, though, that I practically missed gym. Next, it will be lunch…