Not much went on for weeks 11 and 12 of the 6MMRPC directly mini-or hobby-related. I bought a car, sold an old car, spent a weekend in Knoxville, TN for a friend's 50th birthday party and generally stayed busy without any time at the painting workbench. The birthday celebration was with board games and RPGs, though, and while there I concluded a trade of paint shelves for a painted mini from a great friend and award-winning painter. More about that, later. For now...
"...Not all those who wander are lost..."
One could consider my lack of painting miniatures - reducing the Mountain - as a long painting drought or a Summer slump. However, I am experimenting with a paradigm shift, a new way to view 'progress' that is less unsettling and frustrating. I am slowly realizing Real Life and Hobby Time are not separate paths or priorities competing for my attention, requiring constant adjustment to remain in balance. Instead, it is all just a single LIFE PATH. After all, time is a constant, flowing onward, 24x7x365. I can neither travel forward nor backward on the path. All I can do is choose what to do with the time I have available to me right now and plan a little for the future.
I digress. This is all getting too philosophical for what should have been a brief update. I may explore that topic a bit more in a future post, but for now let's just say I am decluttering and simplifying some things to free up time and energy for a couple of hobbies, including miniature painting and gaming.