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#reading

November 2016

Kraahkan
Kraahkan

Had great progress on #music. Mostly iteration over 1/3 pieces from the weekend. Also reading about composition techniques and interviews with composers I admire: Hans Zimmer, Olafur Arnalds, and Music.StackExchange threads. Beginning to understand how to create powerful dynamics! #overture

Also priotizing #reading. Moved from pocket to instapaper, working on small reads about productivity and presence in life. Really enjoying the process of reading, note taking, and internalizing. Recently had the epiffany that I’d like to prioritize this self-improvement reading over political commentary.

blackshaman
blackshaman

A quick week end log before unplugging for the night. Today I cleared my #todolist and I’m like 0.0 really…? All in all this week end has been pretty productive under many different respects. I worked for my job 2, studied #chinese and reviewed cards on #anki, finished watching #GilmoreGirls S01, decluttered my room and even organised stuff for the #blog. Not a lot of #reading but I’m planning to take care of it right now. Clothes and bag for tomorrow ready. Feeling good overall =)

January 2016

bitdepth
bitdepth
  • Sticking with the morning writing routine with reviews of #films I’ve watched the day before. #morningwriting
  • Reviewed all of the 42 films I’ve watched so far this year.
  • Thanks to the #52filmsbywomen project I’m making a more conscious effort to watch films directed by women and so far this year I’ve #watched 18 films directed by women, so at this point it’s a higher percentage than last year.
  • Finished #reading Becoming Steve Jobs which I really enjoyed.
  • Reading Marie Kondo’s book Spark Joy to help me get things organized around the house a bit more and fascinated with getting better at folding clothes. #tidying #reading
bitdepth
bitdepth
  • Trying out a new morning routine of reading a chapter of a book while eating my oatmeal for breakfast (after a bit of stretching and meditation). My other routine was to alternate eating with checking things in Twitter, but I like the gentler start to the day with #reading. Now I’m thoroughly enjoying the book Becoming Steve Jobs which is about how Jobs changed to become a better manager and inspiration for the people he worked with.
  • Signed up for a course from Nicholas Feltron on Skillshare about data visualization.
bitdepth
bitdepth
  • Finished the editing, added the photos, added the links, and posted my Best Films of 2015 to the blog. #bitdepth #bestof2015
  • Thinking that I will focus on writing bigger and more contextual reviews of #films on the blog.
  • Starting to go through the data logged about the films I watched for another, geekier post on the more detailed breakdown of what and how I watched. #QuantifiedSelf
  • Gearing up to start editing some of the interviews I started as part of my #learningleave which will be part of the #podcast I’ll be sharing the interviews on.
  • Made a big pot of black beans for supper and the basis for several other meals over the next week or so. #cooking
  • Loving my new Withings scale and how it strangely lets me focus less on the weight (as I shifted from pounds to kgs) and more on the trends. #QuantifiedSelf
  • Went for a walk downtown. #exercise
  • Got back into reading Becoming Steve Jobs. #reading

October 2015

belle
belle

Currently reading This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett. It's a collection of personal essays she wrote for various magazines to keep her bills paid before/while writing novels.

I'm really enjoying the ones about writing itself, but also enjoying the exploration of this genre of writing. Personal essays tend to be the type of writing I like doing most, but I've never really thought it was a viable option, even as a hobby. I always thought nobody would care about the things I'd write in a personal essay. But Ann writes about writing, her divorce, her dog, bad dates, and it's all interesting and fun to read. #writing #reading

September 2015

belle
belle

Finding it really hard to manage the necessary #reading, thinking, having ideas and throwing them out, etc. with what actually looks like productive output for my #content role at #Ghost. Something I've always struggled with, but finding it's even more obvious when I do this full-time.

August 2015

February 2015