Weekly review: Week ending April 17, 2015

Between dealing with a squirrelly brain and deciding to take it easy, I didn’t get very much done this week. Oh! Except for getting the garden started, whee! Anyway, I thought a lot and drew a lot and even sewed a fair bit, so the week actually turned out pretty well.

Next week: more conversations, and continuing to take it easy… I might look into sewing fabric pots, since apparently that’s a Thing and it neatly combines three of my interests: gardening, sewing, and experimenting with lasers.

2015-04-20k Week ending 2015-04-17 -- index card #journal #weekly output

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Focus areas and time review

  • Business (23.3h – 13%)
    • Earn (10.0h – 43% of Business)
      • Earn: E1: 1-2 days of consulting
      • Earn: E1: 1-2 days of consulting
    • Build (6.3h – 27% of Business)
      • Drawing (6.1h)
      • Paperwork (0.2h)
    • Connect (7.0h – 29% of Business)
      • Talk to Christina Gonzales about Quantified Self
      • Ask Eric and Nicholas about Hacklab board thing
  • Relationships (19.3h – 11%)
    • Work on project
    • Attend RJ’s party
  • Discretionary – Productive (16.5h – 9%)
    • Emacs (2.3h – 1% of all)
      • 2015-04-15 Emacs Hangout
    • Renew domain
    • Sew rest of snaps
    • Cut Marvel fabric
    • Review Createspace
    • Writing (2.3h)
  • Discretionary – Play (11.0h – 6%)
  • Personal routines (27.0h – 16%)
  • Unpaid work (9.8h – 5%)
  • Sleep (61.1h – 36% – average of 8.7 per day)
  • Thanks for the shout-out, Sacha! I had to get out of my comfort zone a bit to write about something that’s very much a work-in-progress for me. (Although really, everything is.) Definitely used your blog as inspiration. :)

    • It’s easy for me to get carried away reading because the Toronto Public Library is super-awesome, so I have to deliberately make myself do stuff with what I’m learning instead of just stashing the ideas in my brain. =) Sometimes it’s a matter of sharing my notes (and possibly having interesting conversations afterwards). Sometimes I go and try something out in real life. I love being in a universe where it’s so easy to learn from such a diversity of experiences – hooray for books and writers!

  • Sacha, thanks for linking to my meal planning guest post and glad the idea of themes resonates for you. It definitely was a game changer for me and helps me put together plans so much faster & with built in variety.

    I’ve visited your blog before as I remember being intrigued by your sketchnotes in Rohde’s book. Great stuff! I’ve written some posts on how I use sketchnotes as an organizing tool over at my blog. It makes presentations so much memorable and enjoyable too and the presenters are usually really grateful to see them.

    • I’m glad that’s another shared interest of ours, yay! =) Sketchnotes are awesome, and I love how visual thinking is a great personal tool for organizing and clarifying thoughts as well.

      My husband and I have fun playing with themes and alliteration. Lately we’ve been experimenting more with Japanese recipes. Last week we had Omu-rice Ouwednesday (a bit of a stretch, but it tickles my brain =) ) and Tonkatsu Thursday…