I’m in Kansas City, focusing on these things right now:
2018: My theme for 2018 is “create.” I’m actively trying to better balance my “consumption time” with “creation time.” Consumption isn’t all bad. Even good consumption — like opening your mind, expanding your worldview, setting and resetting perspective, and learning new things — has limits.
Sloww: I’m focused on consistently writing and posting blog content on Sloww.co. I’ve also actively started writing (aiming for 1,000-2,000 words per day as often as possible) what I hope will one day become a published book. I think daily writing may also lead to an eBook or two, as well as an online course.
AQUO: I’ll also be launching a slow fashion lifestyle brand called AQUO soon. Every purchase gives one year of clean water to one person in the developing world through Water.org. This may sound like a distraction from Sloww.co, but there’s actually a lot of overlap. I view slow living and the topics I cover on this blog as life philosophies and lifestyle designs that allow me to do what I want to do most. I try to say no as much as possible in the spirit of essentialism.
Personal: Personally, I’m continually working on downshifting, voluntary simplicity, and digital minimalism. I’ve also been learning all about FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early). I have quite a few to-dos to get our household finances in the best shape possible.
I use time blocking in Google Calendar to proactively plan and schedule structured time for the week or two ahead to ensure I make progress on my essential mission. I’ve tried everything else (e.g. habit tracking apps), but time blocking has been the most effective by far.
Aside from that, I still have a full-time job that keeps me busy during the workweek.
Page updated 4/22/18