it’s a little difficult to decide. ultimately i guess there’s no “getting it wrong” no, “fucking this up”. but i do want to have an objective, a goal, a something… how then does this differ from my personal journal entries? should it? does it have to?
as i write this i’m reminded of the title of this blog, “nai guy’s daily blog” (which as of typing on 11/20/18 at 1054, actually says “nai guy’s daily vlog“…smh). so i’ve already decided. it’s just daily. and as the post prior yammered on about–all the art (is this considered “art”?) i make isn’t always for you, sometimes, often times, it’s for me. whew.
so that said– today’s struggles eddy around overwhelm.
there are so many silos, so many buckets i need to fill. better financial practices. more social media research and engagement. more time honing my core film skills. making sure i protect and preserve those habits vital to my continued growth (meditation, running, journaling, this, and all the rest of it). reading more– in my book bag at various stages of completion are: This is Marketing by Seth Godin, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, Crushing It! by Gary Vaynerchuck, Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke, Rising Strong by Brene Brown, The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey, and Healthy Gut Healthy You by Micheal Ruscio–WHEW! setting aside time for loved ones (thanksgiving is in a few days, a bday lunch another day, and a reunion another). not to mention i’m also DP’in on my boy’s short film (shoutout j-cut [insta] [vimeo])–it’s a lot. and i’m sure i left some crucial items off of the list.
but talking here helps. laying it all out helps. knowing what my priorities are helps. so let me share that before diving into today, i have a feeling that will help put things in perspective. i have an acronym for my priority list: STAMPE.
Sanctums – family, best friends, and main support circles
Temple – my body/health
Art – art
Money – financial awareness, business, etc
People – secondary support circles and humanity as a whole
Everything else – everything else
it’s good to see it all laid out.
and i’m already having a reaction around the things i’ve been neglecting (health…my food choices specifically.)
shoot. after typing this i’m even debating the rank order of some of these categories– on second thought, naaaaa.
anywhoo. this is my stop. i feel a bit more at peace.
so what’s next? right in this moment…? pushing publish on this entry.
as always, thank you.
love you universe.