So, what I realize is that often when I get a set of instructions to do something, I read them, and I get them wrong. Or remember them incorrectly. For instance, in the “Edit a Photo Album” exercise, I went through all the steps that were taking me towards isolating one of the small photographs on the page, and as I reached the end of the exercise, I realized that the exercise ACTUALLY asked us to isolate one to 10 small pieces from all the photographs on the page. So, if I want to do things according to instructions, I have to re-orient myself and do it “right”. It’s so curious to me how I make these mistakes. Often. It’s not as if the instructions are not clear, it’s more like I seem to get the general idea, and then my own imagination takes over. So…for this one, I’m going to restate the assignment first:
perform and document one of my real life routines. Document it 10 times, over a day or days. Can be simple or complex.
So, my first thought was: I don’t want to do this over ten days. I’ll forget a day or two in there, or I’ll have to skip the routine I’ve chosen and there will be a break in my documentation, so I had to think about something that is a regular routine within a day. I didn’t want to create a new routine, because I knew I’d probably forget about that. I wanted to chose something that I do, and that I won’t forget to do, and that I won’t stop doing.
I decided to select checking my $ balance in an app that I use to buy and sell crypto currency. The app is called WealthSimple, and a few months ago my grandson encouraged me to invest some money in crypto. I thought that sounded like an interesting idea, mostly because I wanted to learn more about crypto currency, NFTs, Defi, blockchains…etc. I really didn’t know much about crypto at all, and I thought it might be interesting. Investing some money in crypto stocks would be a good way to get to know this part of the world, so I did. I initially invested $200 in a variety of crypto stocks, purchasing through the WealthSimple app, and am able to check the value of the stocks 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And I do…keep tabs…on what is happening to my $200. Here is today’s story of my crypto investments.
At this point, I decide to check the instructions again. I see that I am missing the mark. I’m supposed to be performing so I guess I should show myself checking my stocks instead of just taking screen shots from the app. I’ll re-orient this…
As I review this project, and realize that I have to put it onto BBL, I also realize that I don’t want to share this at this point. So, I will do the third option, Lab C, Grapefruit.