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elizabeth  ·  140 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 16, 2020

Had a rough November mood-wise. Nothing particular happened, just my mood in the dumps due to the continuous self-isolation. Ordered some vitamin D, I heard it can be a game changer for seasonal mood regulation. The final push was hearing about Vitamin D deficiency in Cumol 's podcast yesterday. Let's see if it helps!

December has been better already, my friend hired me for a 4 day work contract on a live streaming set, and it really made my week. She's worked on a big international music tour the past few years, but has obviously lost her job. She started a live streaming prod. freelance company, bought about 40k worth of equipment, has done virtually no marketing and is booked solid with many contracts already. It's super cool and impressive. Seeing her work and give pointers on how to properly lay wires, schemes to connect equipment etc was fun. The work itself was mostly monitoring a few zoom screens, but it was nice to be out of the house, hanging out with a few friends eating gross hotel food on set. It's also cool to be a low level tech with basic responsibilities and no high level planing stress from time to time.

My last year's resolution was to find meaningful paid work - it's been my struggle ever since I've graduated university. I have done a lot of very interesting and diverse things and have a wide range of skills in many areas. The hard part right now is finding something at the crossroad of what i want to do, that pays well enough and also has enough flexibility and free time. Right now, it's looking more likely to be possible as a patchwork of different random projects - I currently have 5 ongoing work engagement, 2 unpaid - but I'm way closer to my goal since most of these opportunities I was not involved with last year.

Started messing around with Notion this week, just to up my organisation game. I've steadily been getting more and more organized over the years, and I've decided to migrate my personal lists like the "movies to watch" stuff into this database from the notes app. I find it's a good platform to learn, and if it sticks could become a really cool way to track many aspects of my life and project plan.

Going into hardcore isolation mode, because my parents decided to go against local regulation rules and do a small Christmas dinner at the country house. I'm not super worried since both my sister and her husband work 100% from home, and my mom only leaves the house to do groceries once a week. So the most likely propagation vector is myself. If i say I don't feel safe going, it will be basically admitting I don't care enough for them to isolate for 2 weeks. I've tried going the route of "maybe we shouldn't do this, what if the neighbours snitch and we get fined?" but have been labeled a party pooper. I'm a bit uncomfortable in the situation, but also they are adults. The family consensus has knowingly accepted the risks, so i'm going to roll with it. It's not like I've been perfect in that regard - see working on a 5 people set last week - so I can't really justifiably complain.