Why not Wednesday?
Wondering, hmmm, why not do that thing today?
See this post to find out what I'm talking about.
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Last week's why-not: timelining.
On March 30, Facebook was scheduled to change all pages to the timeline format.
That was last Friday.
So, Wednesday I was wondering:
Why not go ahead and make that change instead of waiting for Facebook to do it to me?
What was in my way?
Well, the belief that, before I published, I needed to have some lovely graphics that were in progress at Stellarvisions (like the one for 'Meet Your Project' that's up on the page now).
Plus, one of the pages in question was the brand new, unpublished page for Kindergarten Mind.
I was sure that getting all those milestones and adding posts and such -- that it would take forever, and I just didn't have forever to devote to the task.
But by Friday it would be out of my hands, so why not?
So I decided to go ahead and finish up the Kindergarten Mind page. I'm not sure how long it took, but it went quickly. Much quicker than forever.
The Secret Play Date page was even easier, since I didn't have to add anything except a cover image.
So, done and done!
Today's why-not: the cloud.
I've written before about using the Sketchbook app to practice playing for its own sake, and to challenge my irrational belief that, for me only, digital art doesn't count for Secret Play Dates.
Well, I have an iPad now! And I want to use Sketchbook in this larger format. But I generally like to start with my own photos as a ground.
Unless I want to store tons of photos on the iPad, I need to actually start using iCloud.
Why not now?
Well, actually, now would be a good time.
Because I've already been thinking this would be an excellent why-not -- that's as good as penciling it in for Wednesday.
And knowing it's okay to devote time to this non-business task makes it less likely that I'll rush through it and screw it up.
That's really what's been keeping me from doing it:
Believing that screwing it up was inevitable, and would make an even more time-consuming mess to clean up.
So that's it: give some time to putting my photos where I can easily retrieve them for art-making purposes.
It's like taking care of Future Me.
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Why Not Wednesday?
In the spirit of Why Not Now?, I'm asking myself about the little things, which generally lead to big things, and asking, why not do them now?
This is not about just doing it already! or plowing through or getting my ass in gear.
It's about being curious about those things.
Having a loving wondering why.
As in, huh. I'm not doing that thing I want to be doing, that one little thing.
I wonder what's going on with that?
Maybe I don't need a whole free hour to devote to it.
Maybe all those preparatory steps aren't actually needed after all.
Maybe there's no reason not to do it.
Or maybe it doesn't need doing at all, and I can cross it off my list.
Even if it doesn't get done, I'll have more information.
Is there some little thing you could wonder about, and maybe even do today?
P.S. Total permission to have a Why Not Thursday or Friday or Saturday, if you're not reading this on Wednesday.