Notes on my week

Last Sunday, I posted that I was challenging myself to get up early to work every day this week (every weekday, that is). I succeeded in getting up at 6 a.m. for 5 days in a row. This morning I woke up a few minutes before my 6 a.m. alarm.
I’ve gotten a lot of tedious work done. I’ve been processing time logs for Mosaic and managed to get through 50 as of 8:30 a.m. whi… read more »

A hodgepodge post: Gap year sources, Fast Company links, a worksheet

My brain is too fried from counting Excel cells to write an essay right now. Instead, I have a motley mix of things to cover today.
First, I’m writing a column about young people who take a gap year between high school and college. I need to talk to some people who’ve done this. If you took a gap year, or know a young person who did and would be willing to b… read more »

Getting up on time, part 2

Today was day 2 of waking up at 6 a.m. to work. As with Sunday, I showered at night, so I could pop up and get straight to work. I put on my fleece and grabbed my glasses, came downstairs, turned up the heat, started the coffee, and opened my laptop. That meant I was working by 6:05. I processed 4 time logs before I stopped at 7:25. I am getting more efficient. The first o… read more »

My week: The highs, the lows

I logged my time again last week again. I could make an argument that it wasn’t typical in the sense that I didn’t work Monday (our nanny was on vacation). But long-time readers will not be surprised to learn that, despite the day “off,” I still worked…wait for it…49.5 hours.
In other words, despite the week being atypical, my work total f… read more »

Getting up on time

I haven’t done much alarm setting over the past 7 years. My kids woke me up most mornings with ample time before anything I needed to do. But in the past 6 months, this has started to shift. The 2-year-old stays up later, especially on days she naps, but she also gets up later (note: sleep has never beget sleep in my house.)
What this means is that I have more contro… read more »