Space and Chess

It’s been challenging to keep this up and meet my first big deadline of the year. I’ve managed to find peace with my level of engagement and ability. When I’m working on a project I typically have to put everything into it to get it done. While I don’t want to get too wonky about it, I find that there is an underlying process or formula that influences the why’s of this.

I play chess. Not very well, but I play. What I enjoy about the game is the analysis; going through as many scenarios as possible to anticipate potential outcomes one the board and influence them. That’s what I do to complete a project as well. When it is design and layout, when I’m opening up space and populating it (which sounds a little manifest destiny creepy), I’m using a similar method to anticipate distribution.