Week #03 of 2023, half of January is left.

Week #03 of 2023, half of January is left.

Another week has percolated through the thick veil of our understanding of time. (the universe is weird!)

Time to stand up, walk over to your 4K Weeks poster, and fill in the next square.


Here are some bits of leftover holiday candy for you to savor.

(I know this email is sent to people across the globe, and sometimes that makes "weather" talk difficult, but the metaphors still work, and I am squarely in the middle of the US, where winter is real, we all know what they are, winters, and we all have them occasionally, so here goes...)

It's cold, and windy, and gray, and the sun is short in the sky.  It has been for a while, and we haven't yet hit the midpoint of winter... so... there is more to come.

Some things are to be endured.  Winter is one.  Merely Endure.  Not merely as in something small and insignificant.  But "merely" as in "without complaint" which isn't small, and IS significant.

The podcast I mention below in "This Week's Quote" is one of my current favorites...

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Remarkable Weeks
  1. Week #03 in the year 1978 , Harvey Milk Became the first openly gay elected official in the state of California, and one of the very first in the US. He was 2485.43 weeks old. (47.66 yrs)
  2. Week #03 in the year 1968, Johnny Cash Took the stage at Folsom Prison amidst a personal depression and a faltering musical career. The concert and live album launched him back in to the charts and revived his career. (No word on what it did for his depression!) He was 1872.14 weeks old. (35.9 yrs)
  3. Week #03 in the year 1975, Phyllis Diller got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She was 37 years old and a mother of 6 when she began her career, and she paved the way for female comedians who followed. She was 3000.14 Weeks old. (57.53 yrs)
This Week's Quote

"If you wish to be a writer, write." -Epictetus


It's so simple. That's why Epictetus is my favorite Stoic. There is no digging for the meaning.

I chose this quote today because of last weeks discussion about Process Goal setting

Often when we say something like "I wish I was a writer." when what we actually mean is "I wish I was a rich, famous, and well-respected writer", which is entirely different.

I don't know if you will ever be a rich, famous, and well respected writer. Neither of us can control that. But I know you won't be if you don't first decide to be merely "a writer" today.

And if you really become a writer... a person who writes everyday and loves every second of it... you might really dislike all that comes with the rich and famous part.

There is an interesting, short anecdote about Bruce Springsteen and this topic buried in the middle of Episode #95 of the People I Mostly Admire podcast.  It is surrounded by a great example of the improbabilities of "success".

What I am Thinking About This Week

Doing my work... There are a lot of things I am interested in. 

As I have gotten solidly into my 40's, I have made a point to lean into my weirdness. (I mean, I'm not Egg Boxing but still, "I'm weird!" more on that phrase in a later email)

That means I have a lot of projects and ideas...  And that means my to do list is long. Which is good, I guess...

I know I won't get to all of it, but it is nice to always have a list of things I am at least kind of motivated to do.   

So this week I am less introspective because I have my head down, and I am trying to plow through some work. Which is strange... I need to plow through some work I am interested in so that I can... get on to more work I am interested in.  As I mentioned last week... "the flat tire is part of the vacation, enjoy it!"

Everything has it's season.

Thanks for being a part of the journey with us! Please let me know if you liked/disliked the content this week.

Talk to you next week.

-Spencer, Owner of 4KWeeks.com

Dad Joke'o The Week

Why did the obtuse angle go to the beach?  Because it was over 90 degrees!

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