Brad_Hurst 168 Posted October 5, 2017 Share Posted October 5, 2017 Hey again.I'm committing to writing in this journal everyday from this day onwards.It's definitely something that I need to do as I will be able to monitor the progress that I make through-out my journey which will give me the opportunity to be grateful for what I have accomplished. (I'm very hard on myself and tend to ignore anything I have achieved as I'm always after the next big thing!) An update of my current situation:19 years oldWorking Full-Time as a Junior CAD Designer at Triumph MotorcyclesTrying to get into CAD freelancing to give me the opportunity to work location independent (A goal of mine)Currently feel pretty lonely (Have one good friend from a young age, even we are beginning to separate)Tend to be quiet in social situationsAm quite confident when speaking 1 on 1 however (Strange). I struggle to banter/have fun conversations though. All I seem to be doing is listening and making comments on what they're saying (Which keeps them engaged and interested) rather than talking about my experiences and stories. And when I do, they lose interest very quickly!Started doing Martial Arts. NUDDA (Mix of boxing, muay thai and grappling)Train 5 times a weekMeditate daily (Using the Headspace)Cam is my coach No experience with girls (although SUPER close 2 times)Crashed my motorbike 2 weeks ago (Needs fixing)Currently reading "The Power of Habit"Still sometimes play games on the weekends when I have nothing to do (PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds)If I slip into playing games then I pretty much always open up porn after. (Talk about habits...)That's all that I could think of for now. I will probably update and cross out things as I go through-out my journey.I will post on my journal every evening before going to bed.Wednesday 04/10/2017 (Starting from yesterday as I went to sleep D:) -One of the things that I am implementing into my life is the use of a calendar. As before I based my actions off of my emotions.By using a calendar I am being proactive rather than reactive!The common issue I had was that I'd be sitting at work thinking of all the great things that I can start working on as soon as I get home. But as soon as I walked through that front door, BOOM "Damn, I feel exhausted... Lemme grab some food", oh lets have a scroll through my news feed, yeah I'll start on my side business after this video. I was a procrastination master!I often felt so overwhelmed by all of the different things that I wanted to do because I had no structure to my time.Anyways, today was the day where I dedicated a whole 2 hours on my calendar to FINALLY start working on my CAD Freelancing skills.My first little project is to model up my room using SketchUp (I cant use the software I use at work due to very expensive licenses!)It hits 6:30pm, my phone pings me to start working.ALRIGHT, THIS IS IT LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. I'm finally gonna do this!I load up the software and begin to build the foundations of my room and it immediately hits me. "Oh shit, I need a damn tape measure". So I walk down into the cellar fully confident I'll find one. I'm searching for a good 10-20 minutes... I'm searching every room of the house high and low and I just can't find one. I tell myself, "nah I don't need dimensions I'll just guess". I walk to my computer, sit down and then think. "Nah, that's fucking stupid.. I NEED A TAPE MEASURE."Determined, I head back down to the cellar, scan the room and there in the middle of the room is a small little toolbag that I didn't check properly.I look inside.FUCK YEAH, I finally found one!"It's only 3m long (about 10 feet), it'll do!"So 20 minutes later than intended, I can finally start.I start to walk the tape measure the length of my room and all of a sudden it gets stuck...I look down at the tape measure and I see in big red writing. "DO NOT EXTEND PAST".Fuck me I've broken it.I type into google. "How to fix a tape measure"Urgh, I can't be bothered to read through those articles. So I go grab a screwdriver and proceed to unscrew it.Without thinking I pull the case apart. What a mistake.The tape springs out at my face scaring the shit out of me. Oh and now it's all unravelled on the floor, BRILLIANT.Turns out I broke the spring by pulling it too far.I throw that bitch in the bin, hop in my car and drive off to B&Q to go buy another tape measure (5m this time!).Practice my small talk on the cashier lady.And now I can finally work! Only an hour after I intended to start.In the end I made some decent progress, but I have ALOT to learn if I wanna start freelancing.The moral of that story is: Preparation is key!Also read the damn instructions... I look forward to writing in this journal each day - Brad. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Create an account or sign in to comment
You need to be a member in order to leave a comment
Create an account
Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!Register a new account
Already have an account? Sign in here.Sign In Now