I started this series a year ago…well, a year ago next week…with the goal of making myself continue thinking about sound in new ways. When I was regularly writing longer pieces for this site, that was easy to do. As I stepped back into more of a background role though, I found myself missing the constant motivation to evaluate the way I approach sound. So this was all about getting myself into the habit of thinking more regularly on a smaller scale, in the hopes that I would find ways beyond my daily work to continue developing my skills and aesthetics. It started with just exploring some ideas, and eventually turned into a weekly post-mortem of the work I had done or little inklings of ideas I had because of work, media viewing or even common everyday experiences. It’s made me be more aware of myself, the way I work, and the ways I want to develop further. The weekly posts here were an accountability system to keep me on track. So I think I was successful in what I wanted to achieve. I honestly won’t know until I take away that accountability system and see if I truly have turned this into a habit. It’s helped me though, so I encourage others to try it.
Now I think you’ve all indulged me in my ramblings long enough. I set the goal of one year, and this is week number 52. Last I checked, that’s how many there are in one year. So I’m going to turn this idea over to the rest of the Designing Sound team who are going to run with it how they see fit. Thanks for helping me change!