Monthly review: October 2013

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Last month, I wrote:

In October, I’ll focus on consulting. In my discretionary time, I’ll focus on lots of drawing and thinking. I want to build that habit of daily visual thinking, and then I’ll use that to learn even more.

And boy, did I ever! I put together a PDF of 105 thoughts from October 2013 that compiled my notes from thinking through different things, and you can see a list (including some small sketches I didn’t include in the PDF) after the blog posts below. Not only did this give me plenty of practice in visual thinking, it also helped me focus and accomplish a lot. I hammered out a pretty decent drawing workflow that made the most of my new gear. I learned a lot about learning. I tidied up. I set up better backups and did some system administration chores I’d been procrastinating. Good stuff indeed.

November is going to be busy but good. I’ve got two projects going on at work, including some animation and voice recording. (That’ll be interesting to sort out with the cats and the heater…) I need to sort out possible tooth surgery for one of our cats and take care of other pet-related matters. We’re working on decluttering and organizing the house. Lots of things going on, and I want to continue doing my daily-ish drawing habit too. Let’s see how it works out!

Blog posts

Tons of sketches! You can browse through them at sketches.sachachua.com or check them out using this list:

Drawings

  1. 2013-10-04 Drawing and scanning morning pages #drawing
  2. 2013-10-04 Drawing and scanning morning pages #drawing
  3. 2013-10-04 Drawing and scanning morning pages #drawing
  4. 2013-10-04 Drawing and scanning morning pages #drawing
  5. 2013-10-04 Drawing and scanning morning pages #drawing
  6. 2013-10-04 Drawing and scanning morning pages #drawing
  7. 2013-10-05 Gardening thoughts #gardening #life
  8. 2013-10-05 Gardening thoughts #gardening #life
  9. 2013-10-05 Gardening thoughts #gardening #life
  10. 2013-10-06 Consulting and focus #experiment
  11. 2013-10-06 Consulting and focus #experiment
  12. 2013-10-06 Consulting and focus #experiment
  13. 2013-10-06 Consulting and focus #experiment
  14. 2013-10-07 Alan Kay #sketchnote
  15. 2013-10-07 Alan Kay #sketchnote
  16. 2013-10-07 Alan Kay #sketchnote
  17. 2013-10-07 Alan Kay #sketchnote
  18. 2013-10-07 Alan Kay #sketchnote
  19. 2013-10-07 Alan Kay #sketchnote
  20. 2013-10-07 Alan Kay #sketchnote
  21. 2013-10-07 Alan Kay #sketchnote
  22. 2013-10-08 Backburner #productivity #plans
  23. 2013-10-08 Backburner #productivity #plans
  24. 2013-10-09 Breaking down my visual vocabulary #drawing
  25. 2013-10-09 Breaking down my visual vocabulary #drawing
  26. 2013-10-09 Breaking down my visual vocabulary #drawing
  27. 2013-10-09 Breaking down my visual vocabulary #drawing
  28. 2013-10-09 Breaking down my visual vocabulary #drawing
  29. 2013-10-09 Breaking down my visual vocabulary #drawing
  30. 2013-10-09 Breaking down my visual vocabulary #drawing
  31. 2013-10-09 Breaking down my visual vocabulary #drawing
  32. 2013-10-10 Doodles medicine #doodles
  33. 2013-10-10 Doodles medicine #doodles
  34. 2013-10-10 Doodles medicine #doodles
  35. 2013-10-10 Doodles medicine #doodles
  36. 2013-10-10 Doodles medicine #doodles
  37. 2013-10-10 Doodles medicine #doodles
  38. 2013-10-10 Doodles medicine #doodles
  39. 2013-10-11 Adjusting the speed #experiment
  40. 2013-10-11 Adjusting the speed #experiment
  41. 2013-10-11 Adjusting the speed #experiment
  42. 2013-10-13 Watches #life
  43. 2013-10-14 Long weekends #life
  44. 2013-10-14 Long weekends #life
  45. 2013-10-14 Long weekends #life
  46. 2013-10-14 Long weekends #life
  47. 2013-10-15 Applying computer science to learning #learning
  48. 2013-10-15 Applying computer science to learning #learning
  49. 2013-10-15 Applying computer science to learning #learning
  50. 2013-10-18 Gardening notes #gardening #life
  51. 2013-10-18 Gardening notes #gardening #life
  52. 2013-10-18 Gardening notes #gardening #life
  53. 2013-10-18 Gardening notes #gardening #life
  54. 2013-10-18 Gardening notes #gardening #life
  55. 2013-10-18 Gardening notes #gardening #life
  56. 2013-10-19 How to Make a Complete Map of Every Thought You Think - Lion Kimbro
  57. 2013-10-20 Cooking notes #cooking #life
  58. 2013-10-21 Fitting multiple thoughts on a page #drawing
  59. 2013-10-21 Fitting multiple thoughts on a page #drawing
  60. 2013-10-21 Fitting multiple thoughts on a page #drawing
  61. 2013-10-22 Different methods for (assisted) learning #learning
  62. 2013-10-22 Different methods for (assisted) learning #learning
  63. 2013-10-22 Different methods for (assisted) learning #learning
  64. 2013-10-22 Different methods for (assisted) learning #learning
  65. 2013-10-22 Different methods for (assisted) learning #learning
  66. 2013-10-22 Different methods for (assisted) learning #learning
  67. 2013-10-23 Evernote Fujitsu ScanSnap #tech
  68. 2013-10-23 Evernote Fujitsu ScanSnap #tech
  69. 2013-10-23 Evernote Fujitsu ScanSnap #tech
  70. 2013-10-23 Evernote Fujitsu ScanSnap #tech
  71. 2013-10-23 Evernote Fujitsu ScanSnap #tech
  72. 2013-10-24 Asking myself better questions #learning #questions
  73. 2013-10-24 Asking myself better questions #learning #questions
  74. 2013-10-24 Asking myself better questions #learning #questions
  75. 2013-10-24 Asking myself better questions #learning #questions
  76. 2013-10-24 Asking myself better questions #learning #questions
  77. 2013-10-24 Asking myself better questions #learning #questions
  78. 2013-10-24 Asking myself better questions #learning #questions
  79. 2013-10-24 Asking myself better questions #learning #questions
  80. 2013-10-24 Asking myself better questions #learning #questions
  81. 2013-10-25 How I organize and publish my sketches #organization #sharing #drawing
  82. 2013-10-25 How I organize and publish my sketches #organization #sharing #drawing
  83. 2013-10-25 How I organize and publish my sketches #organization #sharing #drawing
  84. 2013-10-26 Planning for the trip #travel
  85. 2013-10-27 Time Management for System Administrators - Thomas A #sketchnote
  86. 2013-10-28 Deployment procedures #tech
  87. 2013-10-28 Deployment procedures #tech
  88. 2013-10-28 Deployment procedures #tech
  89. 2013-10-28 Deployment procedures #tech
  90. 2013-10-28 Deployment procedures #tech
  91. 2013-10-28 Deployment procedures #tech
  92. 2013-10-29 Accelerate your learning through visual thinking #learning
  93. 2013-10-29 Accelerate your learning through visual thinking #learning
  94. 2013-10-29 Accelerate your learning through visual thinking #learning
  95. 2013-10-30 Destructive scans - is it worth cutting apart my books #reading #decision
  96. 2013-10-30 Destructive scans - is it worth cutting apart my books #reading #decision
  97. 2013-10-30 Destructive scans - is it worth cutting apart my books #reading #decision
  98. 2013-10-30 Destructive scans - is it worth cutting apart my books #reading #decision
  99. 2013-10-30 Destructive scans - is it worth cutting apart my books #reading #decision
  100. 2013-10-30 Destructive scans - is it worth cutting apart my books #reading #decision
  101. 2013-10-30 Destructive scans - is it worth cutting apart my books #reading #decision
  102. 2013-10-30 Destructive scans - is it worth cutting apart my books #reading #decision
  103. 2013-10-31 How do I want to tweak four months of tilting the balance towards consulting #experiment
  104. 2013-10-31 How do I want to tweak four months of tilting the balance towards consulting #experiment
  105. 2013-10-31 How do I want to tweak four months of tilting the balance towards consulting #experiment
  106. 2013-10-31 How do I want to tweak four months of tilting the balance towards consulting #experiment
  107. 2013-10-31 How do I want to tweak four months of tilting the balance towards consulting #experiment
  108. 2013-10-31 How do I want to tweak four months of tilting the balance towards consulting #experiment
  109. 2013-10-31 How do I want to tweak four months of tilting the balance towards consulting #experiment
  110. 2013-10-31 How do I want to tweak four months of tilting the balance towards consulting #experiment
  111. 2013-11-01 How can I keep my learning focused on action #learning #action

 

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