planning

My planning system for 2018

If you want to get something done, you have to plan it, and as a self-proclaimed stationery strumpet, analogue planners fulfil my desire to mess around with paper and pens (and washi tape and coloured pencils and stickers and…) This year my planning system is threefold. My every day carry (EDC) is a hobonichi techo, […]

I am, at my core, a scattered person. Without self-imposed structure, I would get nothing done at all. It’s why I have so many planners and notebooks, why I write everything down, keep track of how I spend my time, and download dozens of productivity apps when I feel like I’m getting nowhere. I tape […]

Shooting for that happy medium

It’s been a strange month. I’ve had essays and tests at uni, and blogging has been put on the back burner. Now the essays are handed in, the tests are behind me and I feel like I can put everything back together again. You take a week or two off exercising and writing to get […]

Hitting the beats

I was chatting with a friend of mine the other day about how our lives are stalled cars on the highway of life. He seemed surprised that I was in the same position. “What do you mean? You go running three times a week!” The implication being, of course, that this means I am a […]

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I am bad at many things.   I am bad at schedules. I love schedules, in theory. I like having structure. That’s why I like academia: there’s a rhythm to it, a set amount of things for you to do in order to become better. Set me exercises! Set me readings! This is also why […]

It is fitting that I should post a New Year’s Day post on the second of January. The first, which I am sure many people spent hungover anyway, has passed, and it has sunk in now that the new year has time to get a little comfortable. Besides, it is a leisurely time of year, […]