Remembering my purpose; hooray for writing! (July 24, 2006, 0) - I tried to go to sleep earlier than usual last night, and I was hit by
a bout of existential angst. (I’m 22. I’m allowed to have existential
angst. ;) ) I started wondering what on earth I was doing here, etc.
I think I came to those thoughts because of various heavy things Simon
and I had been
Writing your way past “What have I been doing with my life?” (June 26, 2011, 0) - One of my friends is dealing with a quarter-life crisis of the “what have I been doing with my life?” variety. Comparing himself to other people or to where he had hoped he’d be at this point, he feels like he comes up way short. I shared some advice, and here are some other thoughts
Integrating visual outlining into my writing process (October 31, 2013, 6) - I’ve been working on a habit of drawing daily. It turns out to be a useful tool for exploring thoughts. I start with a question or an idea, and draw or write in the process of thinking about it. Since my blog posts usually deal with one thought at a time too, the drawings become
Quantifying my habit of writing, and things I’ve learned along the way (May 8, 2013, 3) - Leo Babauta wrote about the power of writing daily, sharing what he’s learned from about five years of daily writing. It got me curious about how consistently I write.
Since I schedule my blog posts, my blogging history doesn’t give me useful data. Fortunately, I can get that data from my time-tracking. Here’s a graph
National novel-writing month? Try paper-writing week! (November 24, 2005, 0) - I’ve convinced myself that it will actually be possible to write the
two major papers due first week of December within the time I have
left. It’s just going to take some very, very careful planning and
lots of determination. Fortunately, I’ve gotten used to thinking and
writing in a hurry. (Hooray for programming contests! Hooray for open