It’s not really my ROW I’m searching for, it’s my motivation. It snuck out in the middle of the night. Probably to party. I expected it to come slinking home just before dawn, shamefaced at abandoning me and ready to get back to work. Alas, my motivation has stayed away.
I keep standing in motivation’s yard, calling up and getting no response.
Right now, I’m working (not very well) on fumes.
Despite the drag I’m feeling from lack of enthusiastic motivation, I keep on keeping on. I’m sure, pretty sure anyway, that I can coax motivation back if I just keep going.
Here’s how I’ve been doing:
Instead of finishing TTG, I reworked the rework of MN. After starting the rework of TTG, I realized I was going to have to change MN considerably. I felt it was better just to do that and carry the flow through to TTG. I’m still working on TTG.
Finish reworking TTG.
My intonation is improving. I’m able to relax into playing a little more, though I still have my shaky moments.
I practices fewer hours than I have been and took one day off. I’m not beating myself up over it, as I suspect I’m probably in a regrouping phase mentally.
For the passage I’m currently working on (from O Come, O Come Emmanuel), I need to bring my speed up to match the indicated tempo. That’s what I’ll be putting the most focus on.
3/3 workouts. Didn’t improve intensity much, but didn’t back off either.
We had two family movie nights and enjoyed microwave flourless chocolate cake (I need to tweak the recipe a bit though).
We may shift our family night from Wednesday to Friday. The vote isn’t in on whether it’ll be a game or movie this week.
*ROW80, also known as a Round of Words in 80 Days, is an opportunity for us to set goals (for writing and/or other areas) and share them with a community ready to keep you accountable and cheer you on. If you’re interested in ROW80, you can find more info here and the latest check in post here.