Playing around

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This week marks the first of three consecutive weeks where I am off work, so it also means three weeks to play around and try things. The firsty of these is in front of you now, I’ve covnverted the site from using wordpress as the backend, to using Hugo to generate a flat file static site, for which I just upload the files after editting using markdown. It majkes for a speedy site on a shared hosting server, and really for what I am doing, I don’t need the hit of a number of database queries every time a page is loaded, so we’ll chalk it up as a win!

A weird epiphany of sorts...

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So yesterday I was in the garage, untangling some tie down straps for the ute and packing them away properly, like a grown adult, and my mind wandered as it does in times like this. I’ve been a little bit stressed about my diabetes, and how well I’m going, and it occurred to me that I was sufferring a osrt of imposter syndrome, that I couldn’t accept that I was doing as well as all the proper scientific tests were telling me I was.

Finding a voice

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I’ve always found it hard to write, I mean there are ideas in my head all the time, but the actual committing them to writing has always been a challenge for me. I had something of an epiphany today, that it may be how how I was trying to write. I was trying to force my self to write from the third person perspective, separate to the character, and it wasn’t working for me, the words wouldn’t come out.

Beginning to explore the fantastic

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I’ve been listening to the audiobook by Neil Gaiman, The View from the Cheap seats, and it has made me thing about my own introduction to the world of reading. I grew up in a small country town in Australia, we didn’t have much money, and my only real avenue to books was my school library, and a mobile library (basically a mini library in a semi truck trailer) that visited once a week.

Not knowing yourself...

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Just before Christmas 2018, and I mean literally on December 24 2018, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I’d been seeing some signs for a while, and there is a history of it in the family (I’m a fourth generation diabetic) so the diagnosis was not unexpected. Indeed it was kind of a relief to have something that explained why I had not been well for a while. Turns out I’d probably been diabetic for about a year before I was diagnosed, things crept up on me, and I just blamed it on getting older (I’m currently only in my early 40’s), so I just did my best to manage on my own, but towards the end of the year I was getting more and more unwell, and push came to shove.