Eight months ago I deleted the content from this blog in an attempt to create space in my head. This blog was becoming ultra geeky and needed to be put on ice.
Unable to sit still, I then threw all my energy into a novel. My third unpublished-and-never-will-be. I always get stuck at the 1st revision. One day I will get through that but as you can imagine, my work on genetic fractals naturally worms its way to the fore. But even that work only moves ahead ever so slowly as I scrape the barrel of spare time.
One of the cool things about being me is that my mind always finds some crawling space or cracks that will take it to new and exciting places to hang out and explore. This tends to go hand in hand with the ability to quickly get bored with a good thing. It’s an ENTP thing.
Back in 2013 when I started this blog I was without employment. I then managed to get a job as a consultant and I’ve been commuting between Amsterdam and Geneva since then. It’s a good thing but it’s becoming a drag; I don’t actually unpack my bag anymore, I just swap the shirts and underwear out and adjust for the expected weather in Amsterdam.
Long live the Euro Commuter. But me, I’m bored with a good thing.
Last weekend, my wife and I went for a walk along lake Geneva and just as the sun was about to disappear behind the mountains, it lit up the haze on the lake, veiling the majestic Mont Blanc. I stopped and took this photo.
Island by Rolle, Lake Geneva, Switzerland
That’s when I knew I had to re-inflate this blog again. You see, such beauty is ever present but if we see it at all, it tends to evaporate the instant that we do.
I couldn’t let that happen, because that is exactly the inspiration I’m seeking. This is the anti-boredom remedy. This will get me out of Euro Commuting into something truly exciting. This is why I’m studying genetic fractals. Hell, this will even get me past a 3rd revision!
It’s good to be back. Good to see you again.