What do I want to learn / know / do, and how can I get there?
The thing is… this is such a broad, deep topic that I don’t really know what I don’t know. My overall educational goal is to become a better curator so I suppose today’s desire to learn falls somewhere between “knowing nothing” and “being excellent”. So that narrows it down.
(Somewhat ironically) I think the best path to that is a blog. Not a uni one – although it’s alright – but a personal one where I can discuss anything that interests me and seems vaguely relevant to my professional interests. And to find that content, I need to read more, watch more, absorb more. I cleaned out my crap and excavated a stack of unread books nearly as tall as I am (so not really very tall). Maybe I should read through all those and blog about them. I should read other blogs. I should watch those YouTube videos. I already listen to a heap of podcasts but sure, I could listen to more. I’m too much of a passive spectator of media, which can’t continue if I’m serious about being a media practitioner.
That’s all a bit grim and harsh but unfortunately I also think it’s very true. I’m good at fudging my way through and talking nice-sounding nonsense but I can’t maintain that forever.
Ah, I meant this to be a nice clean list, and without even noticing it’s turned into a word swamp. I have a lot of thoughts to detangle on this topic, evidently. Also I have to pick up that prescription and get my earrings mended and buy new tights and write that essay for cinema and keep working full time and sort out my enrolment and cook and clean and tidy and also maybe get a massage but who has the time but also remember your career and keep your marks up gotta get into your master’s and how are the travel plans and buy new socks.
I need to learn how to meditate.
Think; blog; meditate.