To be frank, another reason for the lack of updates has to be put down to a recent slump I'd fallen into. After completing my honours degree, I came out bubbly and excited to finally be free to pursue exactly the projects I wanted to do without needing to worry about writing theory or following marking guidelines. Needless to say, this excitement waned as I met several creative roadblocks - and found it progressively harder to push on through to the other side. Thankfully I'm gradually emerging from this - partly thanks to getting out of the house to tutor at the Queensland University of Technology, and partly due to re-invigorating my routine. Formulating a new daily, hour-by-hour breakdown of when and what I'll be doing has done absolute wonders for improving my work ethic and morale. Knowing that if I stay focused for just another hour I'll be free to take a break and grab a snack keeps me from wasting time trying to mash work and leisure together into a mess of a day that feels completely unproductive.
Below are the timelines I set up to keep myself in order. Typically I try to get out of the house to exercise, and also need to pick my brother up from school. These tasks formed two immutable blocks that sleep, work, and leisure had to squeeze between.
Fingers crossed the next update isn't 5 months away!