Yesterday, I made the decision that I wouldn’t take two weeks (16 days) off work but instead just one and savor the 9. Changes to C’s schedule make it more reasonable and to say that I feel great is the understatement of the century. Shorter, more frequent vacations are my bread and butter. I know this. Why don’t I do this more? Alas, the questions of the universe.
After my morning todo list session, I was off to do all the things I laid out. The real accomplishment of the day was that I fiiiinally got all the things off to my accountant. Thank goodness the tax filing was extended because the irony of finally sending my stuff off to Eric (at Accountlancer.com! Strongly recommend!) on April 15, Tax Day, is not lost on me. The fact of the matter is that the digital stuff had been collected for some time, but the print-only stuff had been paperclipped in a pile for a while and needed to be scanned. That’s what I was really putting off. Yesterday, I finally downloaded a random scanning app from the iOS store and I was off to the races, well, ish. I scanned things. They were saved in HEIC format and then I needed to message them to myself because Airdropping them kept them in HEIC format. PDFs or PNGs only plz. /rant
Okay, other things about yesterday: it was a great balance between lazy and productive. I read through page 132 (a chapter short of my 150 goal) of *The Internet* and read a chapter of Little Women. I paid a ton of bills and cleared out everything that had been sitting on my todo list for a while in terms of household logistics. I cleared out my Todoist and email inboxes, which are not to be understated accomplishments! The power of tidiness and decluttering to an orderly mind is not to be understated, and that includes digital tidiness and digital decluttering.
I decided on The Newsroom as my new solo show, as I suspected I would when I was writing yesterday. I forgot how short it was, but that Aaron Sorkin inspiration sure is delicious.
Yesterday’s weather was a bit of a downer, but it’s fine.
Today’s todo list:
- Read 1 chapter of Little Women (Chapter 39)
- Read some of *The Internet*
- Read 10 pages of Startup Boards
- Budget audit
- Personal Documentation audit (for both of us)
- Review of joint calendar
- Start working on dbt contribution
- TD Zero
- Automate goodreads –> S3bucket
- Maybe think about how to automate freewrite –> blog post A bit of an ambitious list today but I don’t hate it.
Emilie is an Army Wife, Data Engineer, and CrossFitter with a love for working through her thoughts in this space on the internet. She lives with her husband Casey and their pup Bo in Savannah, GA.