Monday Morning Thoughts (Unedited)

I need more sleep.

I miss the idea of working out of the office more than I actually miss working out of the office. I’m too distracted in an open-concept workspace to get anything done. I’m glad I don’t have to.

Four day work weeks, three day weekends. Maybe that’ll help me finally get on top of all the goddamn laundry and chores.

I’m looking forward to the spring so I can take morning walks again. Montreal sidewalks can be treacherous in the depths of winter.

I’m trying to figure out what my core beliefs are. This is different from your values in some fundamental way. They develop in different ways, or something. I’m still working on this, obviously.

Read-it-later services are the digital version of that stack of books on your nightstand that you’re never going to read, but with less clutter.

Amazing how the pendulum swings from “I’d rather be doing X than wasting my time doing Y,” over to “it felt good to finally get Y done,” and back (cf. laundry and chores).

Another word for failure is learning.

Habits would be way more helpful if life had more routine. It’s all well and good to work on your habits, but the most important one to develop is the habit of adapting to change.

No, seriously, fuck laundry.

Another pendulum: feeling like you’ve got this v. feeling like you’re barely holding it together.

I love people. They’re messy and they’re confused and they’re generous and they lie and they make art. They’re simultaneously capable of awesome and awful things—every single one of them. That’s fucking wonderful, when you really think about it.