I'm having a harder than normal time focusing. I can't bring my thoughts in to order or dedicate my energy on the things that are important to me for longer than short bursts of activity.

This is not a Big Long Term problem, this is a small, right now problem. I can solve this problem with focus and discipline, or with a vacation, or with the support of my coconspirators.

I'm restless. That's really all there is to it. I'm not sleeping well, and I'm worried about the future (not my future, which is well in hand at the moment, but *our* future.)

When I ran Analog Revolution, we did a weekly meeting of our writers and artists.

I used that time to make an agenda of our current projects, to delegate, to plan, prioritize, brainstorm.

A lot of it was just Ryan and I shouting at one another in half sentence, too excitedly.

We used this time to manufacture things, to plan for the future, to write, to record, to listen to music, to eat pizza and be a community with one another.

I miss that. It's possible that re-establishing this kind of an on going, regular gathering (physically or digitally!) with a focus on The Work, and The People, with an energy half way between a classroom lecture and a wild party would be valuable in helping me feel less drifting and directionless.

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@ajroach42 I've found organizing these kinds of gatherings really hard, post-college. Maybe it's just the people I meet to write with, but people tend to override the meetup for other things on their schedule, or don't really focus on The Work, and/or we just don't have enough people to reach the critical mass needed to feel like a real community thing where it's okay for a couple people to miss any given week.

Not sure how to overcome that yet.

@hummingrain I mean, it helped that we had a Big Group of people we were working with, and that there would always be at least two of there on wednesday nights.

Some meetings were only three or four people, but many others had so many we had to split in to smaller groups.

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