COVID19 Goals life

Day 100: Still Here!

June 23, 2020

Day 100 strikes me as a day where I should be writing something summative and profound.


All I have for you today is:

1- My time tracking experiment has become a quasi-art project. It turns out I find writing in/playing with a bullet journal very calming. It’s like planner PLUS adult coloring book all in one.

totally over the top. but totally fun.
weekly info spread

2- I have a 60 minute long workout this morning (#33, Booty) and I am on the clock because Josh is about to go in to see a consult and the kids could easily wake up and then it’s allllll over.

3- I started both Rodham and Crucial Conversations yesterday. I was thinking about my reading goals and it struck me that 2020 is almost half over.

Maybe that’s a good thing.

Here’s to more discussions about:

routines, rhythms, and daily life

anti-racism and privilege

infectious disease & epidemiology

adventures in education

books & podcasts that move and inspire

occasional fashion and frivolousness

moods & emotions

family life under semi-lockdown

of course, planning & planners.

On to the next 100!! (maybe!)


  • Reply Maya June 23, 2020 at 7:05 am

    Happy 100th! I guess :)? Thank you for the daily posts–really appreciate your constancy and normalcy. It didn’t seem like there’d be 100 days of pandemic chronicling at the beginning… Oh to be innocent again.

  • Reply Annemieke June 23, 2020 at 7:32 am

    Thank you so much for posting daily. It really helps me to read about other women and families and what works for them (and what not) during this pandemic/in their life.

  • Reply Irene June 23, 2020 at 8:05 am

    It’s crazy I feel less like we have a plan now than on day 1. And really that in a lot of ways we are back to where we started, just more worn out.

    Thanks for being a a little bright spot in each of these tough days.

  • Reply Natalie June 23, 2020 at 8:38 am

    I’m so grateful that you decided to continue on. You have become a part of my morning routine and I’d miss you and your perspective (and great planner photos) each day! Take care and I wish good health to you and your circle.

  • Reply Lisa of Lisa's Yarns June 23, 2020 at 8:43 am

    Thanks for the daily posts! I do appreciate the daily insight into your life and I know it takes time to write these posts, so thanks for continuing to do so!

    I think you must be more of a ‘right brained’ person given your creative use of your planner/journal and your approach to time tracking. if I decided to time track, I would definitely do it in excel but I do soooo much in excel. But I am about as left-brained as you can get! I have never tried time tracking as I find it daunting but I can see the benefit of doing so!

  • Reply Marcia (OrganisingQueen) June 23, 2020 at 9:05 am

    Sarah, perhaps for a future post… I have almost zero podcast time these days. The very little time I have alone I’m mostly using on audiobooks which I feel are better for me than podcasts.

    Also I am THIS close to deleting all unlistened podcast episodes. I remember you used to do something like this every week.

    How has your podcast listening changed, if at all? Have the downloads on your own podcast been affected much by the pandemic? I will confess I have about 7 BOBW episodes unlistened to…

    Another podcast ran a survey on their facebook page to ask about changes in listening behaviour and a few others have also indicated that sponsors have been pulling out.

    I’ve been resolutely holding onto the “life will return to normal one day” stance and I fear that I might be fooling myself because, amongst other things, at work we’ve given up 2/3 of our office space and are only required to go in once every 2 weeks once things return to a new normal (October….) which leaves me wondering when I will ever get my listening time back again.

    Congrats on 100 days of daily writing! That’s a big, big deal!

    • Reply Grateful Kae June 23, 2020 at 3:11 pm

      I agree, I have much less time to listen to podcasts too, and I already worked from home. But just with everyone home and underfoot, I don’t tend to have the same windows of time available anymore. Plus, my husband has been starting work later, so he joins me now on a morning walk…lovely, but I used to listen to podcasts while I walked!! Ha.

      One window of time, if it could be of use to you, that I have found works pretty well: while I shower and get ready. I’ve been borrowing my husband’s bluetooth speaker and putting it on high volume while I shower, then continuing to listen while I dry off, put some makeup and lotion on, get dressed, etc. Usually gets me at least 30-45 minutes of time! Might depend on ages of kids and how “alone” you are during shower times though, I suppose. If I shower later in the day, I might also put a short podcast on or start one in the 10-15 minutes while I brush my teeth, put contacts on, etc first thing in the morning too.

      I agree this would be an interesting podcast or blog post topic from them!

  • Reply Anne June 23, 2020 at 9:29 am

    Sarah, your blog and podcast have been highlights of these bizarre times. Thank you for keeping it real and for continuing to post.

    • Reply Amanda June 23, 2020 at 10:06 am

      I second this! And also knowing that we’re geographically in this together is a highlight and comfort.

  • Reply Claudia June 23, 2020 at 10:28 am

    Very curious to hear your thoughts on Rodham, I am about halfway through! I found it a slog until the timelines diverged and now it’s super fun.

    Thanks for your posts, it’s been nice to see how other parents are coping with this mess!

  • Reply Ana June 23, 2020 at 10:45 am

    Congrats on 100! I look forward to your posts in my feed every morning. You maaayyyy have inspired me to try time tracking again. I like the coloring, think it’d be soothing for me, too.

  • Reply Jenn June 23, 2020 at 11:11 am

    I (like so many others) am enjoying the daily posts! It’s part of my once-a-day Internet “check-in” – I go to check in on my province’s case numbers and then pop over here. Thank you for continuing on! Also, the workouts that you do – how long are they generally? My kiddo is 3 months old now so I think I can get back into more of a routine than just running once or twice a week but I still probably only want to do about 20 to 30 minute workouts if you have a recommendation. Thanks!

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger June 24, 2020 at 6:47 am

      the 80 day obsession workouts are long – many are an hour. but the 21 Day Fix workouts are all 30 minutes! That program is a great one to do post-pregnancy (once fully recovered) in my experience!!

      • Reply Jenn June 24, 2020 at 1:36 pm

        Thanks! I think I’m going to give it a go!

  • Reply omdg June 23, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    I love your daily posts, but you already know that. 🙂

  • Reply Shelly June 23, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    I had a busy for days over my weekend and the highlight on Monday morning was catching up on a few days!

  • Reply Emily June 23, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    Happy 100! Also glad that you have decided to continue for now, have really enjoyed your daily posts. Looking forward to your opinion on Rodham! (have yet to read but am curious)

  • Reply Nena June 23, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    Thank you for continuing to post! You help me get through my day. I appreciate you.

  • Reply Noemi June 24, 2020 at 12:37 am

    100 days is really impressive – ESPECIALLY during a pandemic. I feel like I’m running around with my head cut off, getting nothing done, and here you are posting EVERY SINGLE DAY since this started. I’ve actually used your numbering a few times, when I’ve tried to remember where we are in this I think of what the number was on your post that morning and it grounds me. Knowing there will always be a post from you when I wake up has become something of a touch stone. So thank you.

  • Reply Morgan June 24, 2020 at 10:08 am

    Would LOVE a post about how you set up/use your bullet journal and any resources you found helpful getting started.

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