An assumption I make is that repetition will bring simplicity to doing Scout events. Â It used to take me five hours to make two cheese cakes and it now runs me about 3.5 or so. Â I used to take a day to set up a new computer but I can now do it in an afternoon. Â Planning a Scout event used to take me about two weeks of evenings and four days but now I can do one in two weeks of evenings and four days.
I don’t feel like there’s any sort of feature creep in that I’m adding program to fill the available time and I should have theoretical time savings from already having most of the documents I need. Â The weeks leading up to an event cause a well-documented cycle of anxiety where I feel bad for not doing anything which destroys my inertia to do anything. Â This could sound like a bad thing but my inner humunculus enjoys watching what I’ll do to avoid making progress on my intended event. Â I’ve replaced my bed, planned out 10 months of Roundtable meetings, updated every part of the district web page I could get my hands on and made my first to dip back into the world of selling on eBay.
I think at some basal level there’s such thing as ‘conservation of anxiety’ which is both terrifying… and probably bull crap. Â I guess the give away will be if I start painting Gundam figurines this time next year or some other time sink.