I am armed with fantastic advice from many of you, 2 more episodes of Cal N’s podcast (I know . . . somehow I find it fascinating, motivating, frustrating, and at times infuriating — more on that in a future post), and 2 time blocks in my planner plus a space to break my project into less intimidating chunks.
Each with its own checkbox. Of course.
I will be DND’ing my phone during those time blocks with an auto away message. And we will see how things go! I will certainly report back.
A Brief Q&A
I’ve gotten a couple of questions lately, so here we go!
1- How long does your bullet journal process take? Honestly, this one is not that easy to answer because I tend to add to it continuously throughout the day! But I spend the longest time with it in the morning, right after waking up (and before writing here!).
Today, it took me ~15 minutes to plan the day / fill out data from yesterday. However, this was a mix of thinking about how I want to use my time and what I want to get done, and the actual drawing of lines / boxes / etc. It’s hard to separate the planning process from the part where pen hits paper!
I spend a longer time on Mondays (often up to an hour) and at the end of each month/Quintile.
2- Why don’t you take a vacation? Well. We cancelled our trip to the Keys because the place where we were going to stay sounded (per Tripadvisor reviews which are generally trustworthy) understaffed and frankly unsanitary, plus part of the appeal was going to be use of communal areas/activities and now I don’t feel like that is worth doing in this state at this time.
Taking a vacation with the kids to somewhere with better weather and total isolation sounds nice, but would require a plane trip to get there, and I don’t think that’s a great idea right now (and also, our healthcare’s HR department has highly discouraged us from air travel though I feel it is basically as likely we will contract COVID-19 at Publix or, well, work).
PLUS being from FL I would think perhaps we’d be expected to quarantine in many areas.
Taking a vacation WITHOUT kids sounds like a dream come true right now but I don’t feel comfortable sending our kids to our nanny’s right now when they would be basically stuck inside. We don’t have family members that are available/safe/willing to watch our kids, especially because since we are in health care it seems naive to think we are free and clear of virus at any moment. (My test still is not back BTW and last night I dreamed it was positive.)
So. NOPE. No vacation. We will both have off for a week in August but with no childcare so frankly it doesn’t sound all that restful to me. I am sure we will have some fun, though.
3- What are you going to do about school? Seriously I have no idea. Trying not to think about it.