For a just over a year now, I’ve been getting up, eating breakfast, taking the dogs out for 30 minutes, and then trudging the stairs to the office in the bedroom. I sit in front of my computer and stay there (except for trips to the fridge) doing whatever I’ve planned when lying awake in the middle of the night. On most days this nocturnal cogitation results in a clear plan for the day and productivity, but some days are spent swapping tasks (either I slept too well, or the midnight ramblings were fruitless) – I do have a list. This task swapping (or thrashing) is the male version of multi-tasking!
I am not an organised person – my opinion is that this is a “man” thing in the main. If you give a woman a list of 10 tasks to complete, most women will start at the top of the list and work through it until all tasks are complete. Give a man the same list and he’ll scan the list for something interesting to do (anything that involves engines, fire or squirting water) and do that. Now some diligent males will eventually work through the remainder of the list, most males will look for a new list. I wouldn’t class myself amongst the diligent. This can be summed up as “If men did the ironing we all be wearing wrinkled clothes”.
With trips to answer the door, various visits to the fridge, natural breaks I probably climb the stairs at least 7 times a day, the stairs are about 10ft. So that is 70ft of climbing per day, if I multiply that by the number of days I’ve been doing this (7 days a week a couple of weeks holiday) I get something like 27,000 ft. I think I can call that base camp.
So having laboured for that year plus, Donna Mobile has arrived at the first base camp. On the journey I’ve delighted in the absence of external pressures, being able to set my own goals for each day makes each day a success. The journey has been lonely, but I’m pleased that I’ve had company since March this year. Having travelling companions has made things much more enjoyable. I believe that the progress multiplier is greater than the number of companions. It’s great to be part of a team again.
Base Camp 1 – closed beta.
Adept is now available as an invitation based free closed beta program. We are controlling the number of users we have to ensure that our bird can fly before we release it into the wild. If you would like to register for an invite visit https://adept.donnamobile.com/register.html and request an invitation. Please leave a comment if you want to disagree or enhance my theories on gender difference and the capabilities of each.