All posts tagged: productivity

Wedding Planning & the Longitudinal Project

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Last year I started thinking about the idea of the “longitudinal project”—defined as an endeavor that you work on long term, incrementally, and like the research method it’s named after, doesn’t really pay off until significant time and resources have been invested—so, way into the future. I started thinking about this as an antidote to the kind of “projects” I’ve been doing lately—blog posts that take at most three to four days to pull together, […]

Becoming a Morning Person, Part I

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You know how sometimes somebody says something and you like the sound of it and you end up not only believing it but also sticking by it for maybe the rest of your life? For me, one of those nuggets of timeless “wisdom” came from my high school tennis coach, who, at the beginning of one fall season, challenged us to not complain for 30 straight days, because that’s how long it takes to establish a […]

My Bullet Journal Experience, 3 Months In

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I‘m an unabashed notebook hoarder, with 5 or 6 actively in use for specific purposes (e.g. “work,” “health,” “projects,” “church,” etc.) and many more blank beauties waiting in the reserves. So when a deluge of trend pieces on something called the “Bullet Journal” flooded the web over the last year, I was viscerally intrigued and responsibly hesitant…am I really going to do this? Add another one? Especially something that seems to come with the expectation of “being […]