It’s kind of fun to take one day each week and write about something I thought about during the week. This week it was time to buy a new car for travel. Our last car had been on the road for over 5 years of trips.
This is our new car, a KIA Sedona.
I had no idea cars had become not only so innovate in the last 6 years but also so complex. It is taking LOT of time to figure out the features. Then to decide can they work for us or not. Like the GPS is not up to date (we have to pay too much to update it) and it doesn’t work as well as our existing GPS + using google maps on my phone for navigation. But I can see some advantages.
Our seats are much more comfy, but we lost a lot of storage. This car is used for travel. We’ve both noticed we’ve become used to things in ways we didn’t remember doing years ago. Or maybe we bring more things or have more stuff. Either way, it’s a change. Where to put the phone, where to put all the equipment we bring, where to stick my coffee cup.. which is VERY important.
Has this happened to you lately, something you are used to, changes. And then you spend quite a bit of time figuring out things. Do you like figuring it out? The jury is out on this for me, I need to be very enticed and excited to learn something new lately. Car navigation systems didn’t seem to get a 10 on that scale.. more like a 4. Leave me a comment on what you are learning right now.
Observations & Goals
For a LONG time now I’ve wanted to take a day every so often to go out to the stores by myself. I’ve done this all my life, starting in elementary school when we moved to Germany. I could walk into town to the department store and look around. I could walk to the bakery. I’d walk to the candy shop.
Spending time looking at things makes me really happy. I love looking at new color combos, at marketing of products, and displays for stores. ALL of that feeds my soul.
But I’ve not been taking time to go browse and fill my creativity. This week it hit me again as I rushed into a store, hurried to get what I needed and left. So my goal is to start making time to take a break. I think the holiday decorations are my favorite thing to see in shops, so it’s perfect timing to set this goal and meet it!
What I’m Reading This Week
I want to add this section as I read bits and parts of a lot of books. Sometimes I finish the books, sometimes I don’t. Each article I’ll share something I ‘m reading, you can leave me a comment on what you are reading!
Designing your life is a book for everyone at every stage of their life. If you have even one teeny tiny little thing you wish you change, this book has rock solid says to think about it. With lots of examples
Written by BILL BURNETT, the executive director of the Design Program at Stanford, and DAVE EVANS, an adjunct lecturer in the Product Design Program at Stanford, they crafted a college course to use Design principles to craft your best life.
I read all books on my Kindle. Text is how I learn best. But if the book has photography, I buy a physical book. I love holding a book with photos.
If you read my articles, you are mostly likely a quiltmaker. That means you understand how good design really enhances things. That is the appealing part to me. There are examples from small changes like ‘How to recreate a space from your old home in the smaller new home’… to do ‘ I need a new career’… to ‘What do I do that is full-filling when I retire?’
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