Category Archives: Life is like that

All Progress is Slow Progress

I’ve been working on job applications this week. In particular, one for a job that isn’t really in my wheelhouse, but is in my area of interest and training. Plus, it aligns really well with both my short and long … Continue reading

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How I Use Productivity

On A Playful Day‘s instagram the other week, she had a discussion about structured play and how some kids (and adults!) do better with a little structure. It was such a lovely conversation and it got me thinking about my … Continue reading

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Transitioning to only one digital to-do list

I mentioned in this post that I had been using both trello and asana. This has, essentially, doubled my work in maintaining my to-do lists. I started using trello first, and it was a good place to think through long-term … Continue reading

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In which Silver Kitty goes to the hospital

Silver Kitty is sick and is in the hospital. She’s having some digestive issues. These are issues she’s had before; this is a flare up of a chronic illness. On the way back from the hospital, we talked about her … Continue reading

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One more row

I started a new shawl this weekend, even though I had a perfectly lovely shawl already started. I wanted something that wasn’t going to require a lot of concentration. Saturday was World Wide Knit in Public Day, and I wanted … Continue reading

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Ya, but does it work?

I was asked on instagram is my forest growing and pomodoros really helped me get things done and I believe that they do, so I want to tell you an anecdote from this morning. Following a meeting, I picked up … Continue reading

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At the intersection of OH GOD and I CAN’T.

I am in a hell of my own making. And, I’m being dramatic. But, while I’m being dramatic, it isn’t untrue. I could have been a healthy, put-together, reasonable person who filed paperwork on time (any time in my life … Continue reading

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I Did a Thing

I submitted my dissertation manuscript yesterday to my committee. If you are unfamiliar with the process of receiving a doctorate, in linguistics it works like this: you research and write up what is more or less a book length, multi-chapter … Continue reading

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White Noise

I’m one of those people that has trouble blocking out sound. Most days, it doesn’t matter how focused I am or excited I am about the work I’m doing, ambient noise easily distracts me. I’ve found, though, that if I … Continue reading

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Planning

Two and a half years ago I got into weekly planning. I needed to get better at time management and I wanted to have a way to see goals and track my progress, so I found a planner that was … Continue reading

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