I was a bit more accurate with my reading estimate this year compared to 2018.
I set an initial goal of 100 books and read 109.
We’ve talked about how hard goal-setting is. Looking back on my 2019 Q4 goals, I was a little overly ambitious given all the HOLIDAY SEASON FAMILY stuff I ended up doing.
I did braindump ‘the croc thing’ and I did rough in a couple chapters, so that was great. I did not finish any first drafts, though I did end up iterating a few thumbnail sketches for my possible Silk and Steel sub. From a process perspective, things went much better: I read on DevOps, continued using Notion (which has been great), and reassessed my workflow (despite the chaotic energy, non-structured, routine-killing black hole that is December).
And on top of all that, I was diagnosed with ADHD, and am working on management strategies and treatment. That was a huge game-changer for me.
I’ve been using Notion consistently since the end of October, and I still cannot yell enough about how amazing it is. I have stopped using Trello, Todoist, AirTable (except for my reading tracker because I haven’t gotten around to migrating that database yet), and WorkFlowy. I still use Pocket, but mostly for personal reading now; all my writing related resources go into Notion.
Here’s a breakdown of my usage of it so far.