Being on the road and living out of a suitcase is great but there are limitations. There were many times when what I needed I didn’t have and I had to make do with what I had available to me. It was an ethos that helped me look at the world in a different way. What can I repurpose in order to do what I needed to do? These sorts of questions drove to the core of my existence as they made me look at myself and my life in a new way. They made me realize the value of things and they made me appreciate what I did have. It helped me understand myself a lot more and when I finally did settle down I would pursue this new wave of hobbyism and embrace it.
Ever since I got here I’ve been making stuff either from scratch or restoring or assembling. It’s been very gratifying seeing things come together and fit. There is still a lot more that needs to be done but for now exploring these new worlds of technology is fascinating. The interesting part of it is that it is finally accessible in a way that it wasn’t before. With computers themselves there is a level of technology that can’t be recreated on the desktop yet. But assembling or using different technologies allows a level of precision and finish that can look quite professional.
The ability to create and manufacture things that exist in the mind is a liberating experience. I’m churning over ideas. Whatever I make will be to add value to the things we already have. I have a couple of things that I will tackle first. Incorporating this into my life will be a challenge but it is a way for me to grow personally. As these days in that shop progress I am hoping to figure out some longer term projects and a direction to move towards. There will be many things to consider as we build our life together. Chrl will be busy with her schooling. I have my job but I also know that I have to also develop a social network of my own. Who knows what opportunities that will provide.