Writing about Time Management, Life, Careers & Family

Hitting a Q2 goal amid the laundry

My kids all got sick at various points over the past few days. It has not been fun, and there has been a lot of laundry, though one upside was that we got a more low-key weekend than planned due to skipped playdates and sports practices. One thing I did not skip: my 10-mile training run on Sunday morning. It was sunny and clear, if cold. I had slept better than the illn… read more »

Retiring at 37

In my hotel room Wednesday night, I spent some time watching basketball games. It was a good evening for it! I did not watch the whole Kobe Bryant retirement game, or the Golden State Warriors get their 73rd win, though I did see Boston come back from a 20-plus point deficit to beat the Miami Heat so that was kind of cool. Anyway, despite going to bed early into the l… read more »

The day that ended well

Ever have one of those days where you will be leaving for a business trip mid-day, and yet before that happens, one of your children winds up getting stitches in the ER, and another comes home sick from school? Yeah, Wednesday was that. I had a speech scheduled Thursday morning in Nashville, so I was leaving Wednesday mid-day. My daughter fell out of bed, perhap… read more »

All castles crumble, but still you build them

One of my Q2 goals is to revise the novel I wrote during National Novel Writing Month. During NaNoWriMo, as they call it, people attempt to write a 50,000 word novel within the 30 days of November. I participated this past fall, and wrote my 50,000 words. It was a fun experience, and you can read about some of my experience here. Here is a post from 2014 about the top… read more »

Nearing the end of my 8784 hours

In late April last year, inspired by the time logs in I Know How She Does It, I decided to start tracking my time continuously. I am still at it now, just shy of a year later. Since the goal was to get through a year -- normally 8760 hours, but 8784 hours with the leap year -- I am almost there. I printed up most of the logs this morning and started what will be the last full… read more »