PS:348 – Tech Burnout?

I’ve done tech forever. No really. Even as a kid it was taking apart this, or that – then it was computers. I like to really just fiddle and work with things, I may not have a degree – but honestly? I could probably get one just for the fact that I’ve used things for so long, I probably know them just about as well as someone who studied, because I have – daily.

So here I sit typing on a computer I built, it’s not supposed to be able to run this OS, but it does. OSX home built machine and it does the job. But lately, tech has started to honestly bore me a bit. I have dived into a world of creation using 3D Printing, looked at laser engraving, screen printing at one point, and photography both land based and aerial based.

Video editing is a newer joy, I can still edit a mean photo – but honestly lately I just feel so adrift in the world as to what I’m going to do, and I know some of it is simply I’m exhausted and burnt out, not a real “break” in ages, doing the family man thing doesn’t always leave room for “me” time to just chill. It’s: change a diaper, clean a potty, give a shower, get meds, take temperatures, go to class, pick up this, go there, etc. so while I do have a job, my other job is Dad/Husband.

Some moves coming up soon which are going to leave me missing my space here. I have a TON of room, but the space I’m moving to will soon be smaller for about a year or so if all goes as planned, but it means even less room for trying to have “my space” and that’s a bit to swallow for now. Sure its a “year-ish” but how I wish it wasn’t.

I need to find a way to recharge on a regular basis. Some more me time, so time that isn’t all family or all work because 90% of the time that’s what it is. I need to draw some more boundaries with customers, get some more clients growing, and really just find a day to really rest. Not just say I’m resting, but actually unwind, unplug, and do my best to be me vs. always on, always connected, always working on no sleep and high stress – Me.

Maybe then, the burnout will slow and I’ll find a passion and a greater desire for tech again, as it is, I’m thinking tonight I’m going to clear off 80-90% of the random apps I don’t need on my iPad, and maybe same on my phone, and maybe breathe life into my Nexus 6 as maybe more of a daily driver vs. the iPhone – then again, I may just go to bed, it’s nearly 2am.

PS:20 – Relaxing

Not something I have had a lot of these past few weeks. Work has been just plain insane. I just woke up from a big nap (all I know is it was light when I laid down), and now it’s 9 p.m.

Tonight my goal is to continue picking up my office space, already cleaned my desk, but that’s already helped me relax some as I can once again move my keyboard back and have room for my notebook.

I read an article once about creativity and getting outside to do things, and I’ve done that some. Not to the degree I’d want to mind you, but I really would love just to get out and take a huge walk. (note to self, new pair of walking shoes needed) An outdoor adventure would be great. Meteor shower is out till April, with the pending job, and a pile of work, the long trip may not be ideal till spring break.

I have a lot on my plate at the moment. A lot going on in life, and a lot that I’d love to write about, but probably shouldn’t until it’s a tad more evolved – but hopefully, Sunday/Monday relaxing will occur, I have wanted to take a camera or two and film the sunrise tomorrow morning or Monday morning.

For now, going to finish a few things, then see if my eyes will close again and let sleep come.