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Time away update

by Jordan Ficklin

I fired off the last post in a bit of a hurry. After thinking about it, and putting a few more days in at the bench I realized something important. It isn’t the skills at the bench that deteriorate in a week’s time, it is the mind. Thankfully, it would take a much longer respite for the skills to go rusty.

As I replaced a balance staff today, an activity I don’t have to do very often I realized that these skills stay with you. Coming back to the bench it was the routine and the concentration that had gone all buggy on me. A couple of more days at the bench and I have mostly settled back into my comfort zone and everything is going smoothly.

It must be difficult for someone to do this job part time or as a hobby because the routine is so important.

One Comment

  1. Posted June 4, 2009 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    I’m totally with you on the routine part. I fell out of the routine over the past 2 weeks as I do this only part time/hobby. The longer I went, the more difficult it was to get started again. However, once the ball is rolling and a few successes are had, then it is much easier to sit down and enjoy it.

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