I mastered a new form of procrastination. Start on a project which inspires starting another, which inspires another and so on and so on. Next thing I know; I am overwhelmed and close to a mental shutdown.
Step one; acknowledging my insanity and breaking the cycle.
This website was (in my mind) the original project. The definition of project (as follows):
An individual or collaborative enterprise that is carefully planned and designed to achieve a particular aim.
The mental light bulb goes on. This was not carefully planned. This was created in hope; as in “I hope people read this” and “I hope people like it” and “I hope this can become something great”
Writing for me has always been the path of least resistance. It has been the easiest thing for me to do in order to get to wherever I wanted to go. The disadvantage of this; it is so easy for me to put words in print, I did not have to do the work. I could fake it until motivation kicked it.
This was not a project… it was hobby. A hobby that has the potential to become anything I want it to be. For now, it will remain a hobby. I am removing the pressure and guilt I placed upon myself and converting it into completion of actual projects.
The next edition of Mixtape will be released the week of July 15.