Something I thought about:

  • I decided at the end of 2023 that my word for 2024 would be “slow.” This has to do with pace — the last two years were extreme between finishing and defending my dissertation, moving internationally, and then starting a part-time and then a full-time job and doing both for a quarter while unpacking and renovating the house and starting over in various American systems — but I also mean “deliberate.” Obviously a lot of work-related tasks require timeliness and speed, but I want to be more deliberate about what I’m doing and when and keeping my head in the moment instead of frantically jumping from one thing to the next. Like baking a loaf of bread instead of being a line cook at a short-staffed restaurant during the dinner rush.

Something I did:

  • Finished grading.
  • Submitted grades.
  • Kicked off the new year with a feral art day.
  • Went to French class.
  • Dealt with a surprise, massive bug in one project.
  • Meetings + PMing.
  • Went to a Media Lab mini-reunion.
  • Prepared for a snow storm.
  • Read a little.
  • Wrote a little.

Something I read:

  • The Probability of Everything by Sarah Everett