Inktober 2018: The Aftermath

Yes, Inktober ended half a month ago, so what’s the deal with a postmortem now? Well, one, life has the habit of getting in the way and, two, I’m a chronic slacker it seems. That’s pretty much the story of my Inktober this year and so far the drama of my NaNoWriMo, which so far has been an unmitigated disaster. But first, Inktober.

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2018: The Story So Far

Last day of the month and last month of the second to the last quarter. Although the countdown to Christmas started way back when the “ber” months started (September 1), I begin my countdown to the end of the year on the start of the last quarter. Mostly because by this time, things at work are usually starting to wind down. Usually. With things coming to a close, it’s a perfect opportunity to take stock of what has happened in the past 9 months. Especially since I haven’t blogged in quite while.

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Mayday Mayfail

Considering the fact that this May retrospective has been written nearly a third into June and the not so subtle title, you can already guess how last month went. I can easily count May’s high points in not two, not even one, but half a hand. I’m still hoping June will be better but so far I have yet to see even a glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel.

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Bullet Journal 4 months in: why it doesn’t work for me

(This post was written and was supposed to be published in April. Yeah …) I finally bit the bullet. I’m a hoarder of notebooks of the physical variety, most of which remain unused and unsullied by ink or graphite. I also hoard productivity systems in the false hope that I’ll stumble on one that will finally rid me of my procrastination and laziness. So what better way to solve those two problems than by combining them. The Bullet Journal, BuJo for short, is the latest fad/trend/what have you in productivity and I was intrigued right from the start. I was, however, also reluctant because of its innate dependence on pen and paper. But I finally decided to try it this year and, while it gave me some valuable insight, I don’t see myself sticking to its “pure” form for the long term.

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Level Up Your Life (Sort of) Review

“Life is a game” is a well-known and often-used quote, but it is, more often than not, used in a pejorative sense. It is often used to mean how some try to play the system to gain an advantage or how some people don’t take life seriously enough. But for Steve Kamb and his merry band of Rebels at Nerd Fitness, that phrase has a completely different meaning. Life is a massively multiplayer epic adventure game where you are the hero, naturally, and, even better, you get to design your own game levels. And “Level Up Your Life: How to Unlock Adventure and Happiness by Becoming the Hero of Your Own Story” is your player’s guide.

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