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Living on Finland

Sun Oct 2, 2011

It’s been a long time. More than 100 days since the last time I posted something to this blog. But my lack of writing was not the only change. I also got rid of my camera after 8 years, my sound recorder, my office in Berlin, my bank account and my cell phone contract. I sent four big boxes by post to Finland, where I live since three months ago. I wonder why I didn’t post here… I’ve had a list of posts I wanted to write for quite a long time, but somehow I was lazy and usually micro-blogging. Writing takes time and gives back an increasing visit counter on a web site, but what else? :)

For two months now I have focused in creating videos. I started on August 1st. I had heard that if you do something every day for 21 days in a row it becomes a habit. So I decided to create one video each day of August. It’s now October and I’m still motivated to continue. I feel good sharing what I’ve learnt with others. If my videos are useful for at least for one person, then it was already worth my effort. And it is an effort. I work on it several hours per day, and often think about the next episode when doing something else.

At the same time, I enjoy learning. I learn about speaking, recording and editing videos. I use my imagination thinking of ways to explain concepts and making exercises up. I learn about Processing and I practice having ideas in my head and converting them into programs. It brings back the fun that programming used to be when I was a kid.

It’s nice to receive messages from people around the world once in a while saying that it’s helping them. I got some e-mails from Aaron, an 8 year old kid from the States who is interested in programming :)

So now that creating videos has become quite automatic, it’s time for a new challenge that starts tomorrow. I will do some adjustments in my life and stick with them during October. And they will bring positive changes :) 

Categories: text video Tags: observations Places: finland

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