When Modifications Were Fun 3


Flashback - 2009

Flashback – 2009.  Remember when I formed sheet metal to brace and stitch welded a whole car? What was I thinking?

In regards to writing, I’ve thought for a while, that creative power and motivation is something that only dwindles with age.  I’ve now decided that this also applies to anything creative or expressive.  Commitments of age and maturity are a real disabler.

Turning a wrench or shaping some steel used to be the most satisfying things I did.  Now it feels like nearly the last thing I should do.

My motivation to be a driving hero has been nullified.  Now I’d rather just find a small distraction from bills and and obligations on my way to the grocery store.

 

 


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3 thoughts on “When Modifications Were Fun

  • randedge

    “Flashback – 2009.

    In regards to writing, I’ve thought for a while, that creative power motivation is something that only dwindles with age. I’ve now decided that this also applies to anything creative or expressive.”

    Don’t say that! 2009 was a great year. That’s when I made Goodbye Race City. I’m not about to surrender to the idea that, THAT is as good as it’ll get.

    http://hellogiggles.com/success-after-30-11-famous-people-who-made-it-later/

  • Murray Peterson

    Wow, I really don’t know where to start here.

    Motivation for any single thing does go away over time, but for **** sake, don’t let that slow you down. Look at me for an example — worst driver ever in autocross when I started, but it”s amazing what 9 years of obsession can do 🙂 Probably never going to be a driving hero, but I will sure try to get there. My previous obsession (bridge) has “gone away”, but who cares, since I picked up a new one. When I get old enough to lose my driver’s license, I really hope that I will pick up something new in my life to keep me going.

    Think of this as a winter depression moment and keep on trucking.

  • Q Osborne Post author

    I think there is something to be said about the ability to minimize obligations later in life… and spend less time playing house with 4 year olds?

    I meant to resign myself to facts rather than lament the end of the world.