According to myReadSpeed.com, I am already going at about 400-450 words per minute. That’s pretty fast, I think. I’m not really sure what a good goal number for this is. 600? 2 months ago
Commuter Angst, Dangerous Drivers, and Other Obstacles on the Path to Two-Wheeled Trancendence
by BikeSnobNYC 2 months ago
A Non-believer’s Guide to the Uses of Religion
by Alain de Botton 2 months ago
Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death, and Other Humiliations
by Michael Ian Black
(audio) 2 months ago
(Fifty Shades #1)
by E.L. James
This might be the worst book I have ever read. I couldn’t even make it through the whole thing, which is really saying something because I can usually at least skim through. I honestly only wanted to read this so I could properly criticize it, but I just…couldn’t. So bad. 2 months ago
1. What did I learn last week?
I am really good at my job. Also, cars are scary.
2. What was my greatest accomplishment over the past week?
Finished unpacking and setting up my apartment…only took three months!
3. Which moment from last week was the most memorable and why?
Waking up incredibly happy this weekend. What is THAT all about?
4. What’s the #1 thing I need to accomplish this week?
Hire someone! I can only take so much of having to take on an extra position. I have like 5 different jobs all rolled into one.
5. What can I do right now to make the week less stressful?
Write lists and actually accomplish everything I write down.
6. What have I struggled with in the past that might also affect the upcoming week?
Procrastination. STICK TO THE LISTS!
7. What was last week’s biggest time sink?
Random internet time-wasting. I need to cut back this week because I’m really busy.
8. Am I carrying any excess baggage into the week that can be dropped?
Insecurity. I’m trying to get a hold on it this time, lest I scare this wonderful person away.
9. What have I been avoiding that needs to get done?
Interviews. I hate talking to strangers, but it needs to be done this week.
10. What opportunities are still on the table?
I could potentially NOT hire someone and absorb the position myself, but I’d only consider doing it for a very significant pay bump. Barely considering this.
11. Is there anyone I’ve been meaning to talk to?
Some friends. Haven’t seen a couple of them in awhile, since I haven’t been going out.
12. Is there anyone that deserves a big ‘Thank You’?
My parents, for trusting me to take over their business.
13. How can I help someone else this coming week?
I can keep my neediness in check. Don’t want to distract.
14. What are my top 3 goals for the next 3 years?
- Can’t say it out loud or articulate it properly.
- Be financially stable (out of debt).
- Grow the business.
15. Have any of my recent actions moved me closer to my goals?
- I certainly hope so. I think so.
- Somewhat. I can probably start paying stuff off again next month, now that my apartment is all set up.
- Yes, but I need to step up my game here.
16. What’s the next step for each goal?
- Don’t flip out. Be honest about what you want.
- Start by paying off immediate/recent bills, like the dentist.
- Find someone good to hire, so it will take some of the pressure off me and I can focus on other things.
17. What am I looking forward to during the upcoming week?
Less stress and therefore, more reading time. Also, cuddling at the end of the week.
18. What are your fears?
Getting hurt again.
19. What am I most grateful for?
Being treated properly. I’m not used to it!
20. What can I do this week to make life more beautiful?
Follow the lists? Order is beauty. 2 months ago
I tossed a huge box of papers and paper stuff this week. HUGE. I’m re-organizing my files and I got rid of a ton of older stuff that I no longer need. 2 months ago
I don’t wear any of this, and I’ve been dragging a bunch from apartment to apartment for no reason. Left on the street, gone in an hour. 2 months ago
I’m working on re-doing all my files right now. It’s a good time, since I just got a new desk. Going though all the old stuff and getting rid of what is no longer needed. Adding new categories so everything is better organized. Re-labeling everything so it looks nice and neat. Creating a little “inbox” for bills that arrive. The goal is to have NO stray paper in this apartment. Everything should have a place. I’nm calling this PAPER ZERO. 2 months ago
I can’t seem to remember to do this before coffee in the morning. I’ve even left the jar of coconut oil out in plain sight and I STILL can’t seem to get it. I’m so bleary-eyed in the mornings that I seem to not notice it. Perhaps writing myself a note will work. 2 months ago
Free tote bags and duffle bags – I’ve got a million of them. Or I did, at least. Gone, except for what I actually need and use. 2 months ago
It’s too soon for me to express these to him, but they are certainly there. 2 months ago
This is my new “unread” shelf. I got a huge one and combine all the unread fiction and non-fiction, along with a few that I intend to re-read in the near future.
The “read” stuff is kind of all over the place, in huge stacks and in the windowsills and whatnot. Haven’t quite figured out what to do with those just yet. Thinking of making some kind of decorative or functional arrangement. 2 months ago
The desk and bookshelf I ordered finally arrived. My little Office Corner is now complete! It’s really more of an Office Wall, but whatever. I work from home two days a week, and now I actually have a place to do so. Working with my laptop in bed just wasn’t productive, and was also rather uncomfortable.
This progress has motivated me to get the rest of the house in order. I’m going through all my stuff, getting rid of things, putting a bunch of stuff I’m not ready to part with in storage. Feels good. 2 months ago
No progress on this so far. I need to pick a date and go from there. This week is going to be crazy, so I’ll have to wait until the weekend. So: Saturday, March 9th is the day I will start cutting back.
There. 2 months ago
Unleashing Your Inner Music Nerd, One Album at a Time
by Courtney E. Smith 2 months ago
The Surprising Truth about Addiction Treatment—-and How to Get Help That Works
by Anne M. Fletcher
(audio) 2 months ago
by Vilhjálmur Stefánsson
(PDF) 2 months ago
As I said before, there is something different going on here. I can’t put my finger on what it is just yet, but I do know that it is good.
Eeep! 2 months ago
I have an appointment. I am not looking forward to it AT ALL. It’s not the cleaning I’m worried about, it’s all the other stuff that they will inevitably tell me is wrong. And oh boy is there a lot wrong.
I really just want them to look nice. Can’t we just do the cleaning and ignore all the rest? 3 months ago
How To Gain Access To Top Level Decision-Makers
by Scott Channell
(kindle) 3 months ago
First one down! Really have to get moving with this goal, as I am already behind. 3 months ago
1. Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood
2. Cloudsplitter by Russell Banks
3. Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving
4. Until I Find You by John Irving
5. The Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood
6. Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe
7. Jewball by Neal Pollack
8. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
9. Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust
10. Perdido Street Station by China Mieville
11. The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
12. The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolanno
A1. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
A2. Room by Emma Donoghue
A3. Arcadia by Lauren Groff
A4. Half Life by Shelly Jackson
A5. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
A6. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
A7. Lady Oracle by Margaret Atwood
A8. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob deZoet by David Mitchell
A9. London Fields by Martin Amis
A10. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
A11. The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
A12. Last Night in Montreal by Emily St. John Mandel 3 months ago
by David Mitchell 3 months ago