COVID-19 Diary – week 3

Still isolating. Still healthy. Still thinking random thoughts. Still thankful for the situation we’re in. Very little disruption in our lives in general. Still thankful for purchasing a Peloton last year. The exercise outlet has been very helpful I love seeing stories from lots of people I know getting dogs Read more…

COVID-19 Diary – week 2

More random thoughts I’ve been thinking during my second full week of self-isolation, quarantine, social distancing, or whatever. Flatten that curve, baby. Stay home, stay healthy, don’t spread the disease! I’m constantly reminded how much my own personal life hasn’t really changed while the entire world seems to be changing Read more…

COVID-19 Diary – week 1

Just some random thoughts I’ve been thinking during my first full week of self-isolation … quarantine … social distancing … or whatever. I’m just trying to flatten the curve, stay healthy, and keep others healthy too. I’m very grateful for our first responders, teachers, police, and firefighters for the service Read more…

2020 Annual Axiom

I’ve never been a big resolutions person. I’d set them (sometimes), but wouldn’t really fully commit to them. Then I read about “My Three Words” from Mike Vardy at the Productivityist. This is a concept in which you define three guiding words for your year. These words help you decide Read more…

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My 2019 in Books

I made a commitment a couple years ago to read more. I did this for a few reasons. First, I had a lot of books I’d been wanting to read. Two, I spent (spend) way too much time online. Three, I had purchased a used Kindle Paperwhite a couple months prior and wanted to actually use it!

I committed to 15 books in 2018 and again in 2019 just to keep myself reading without the pressure of completing a challenge. I ended up reading 41 books in 2019! To be fair, some of them were pretty short books (quick productivity reads, mostly on the Kindle). Still, I was floored and proud of my progress. Plus, I got to read some really good books.

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Digital Detox – done

And that’s a wrap! I did my “digital detox” for the 30 days of April. You can read the rules I setup on that link, but basically I removed most notifications from my phone/watch and committed to not checking most social media sites on my phone or computer for 30 Read more…

Digital Detox – halfway point

Yesterday marked two weeks of going through my “digital detox”. I followed Cal Newport’s direction for a 30 day digital detox from his book “Digital Minimalism.” I had been losing my interest in most social media platforms anyway and had become especially weary of all the pro and anti-President stuff Read more…

Goodreads Reading Challenge

Last year I signed up for Goodreads‘ Reading Challenge. I purchased a used Kindle Paperwhite in December 2017 because I decided I needed to read more … especially more than just professional texts related to work. So I committed to reading 15 books in 2018. I figured I could read just Read more…

My Three Words for 2019

Last year I tried to theme my year with three words rather than commit myself to resolutions that I knew I wouldn’t keep anyway. I first heard of the concept from Mike Vardy, who in turn took the concept from Chris Brogan. My words last year were Mindful, Endure, and Hygge. As I reflected Read more…