Avoid, embrace meal planning: success!

I am sold on this meal-planning gig. Not only did I successfully make three meals last week -- counting last night in last week because one of the meals was postponed -- but I brought snacks to work every single day. I did not, however, manage to get my tea-making system set up at work... Continue Reading →

Avoid, embrace meal planning.

As mentioned in my previous post, I am attempting to exhaustion-proof my kitchen by planning meals out in advance and stocking up on healthy snacks and lunches. I have been resistant to meal-planning because I avoid creating additional structure around my diet so I can act like I still have a little freedom despite the... Continue Reading →

Avoiding, embracing email: one week later

Here is my one-week check-in for my Avoid, Embrace project on email. So far, the biggest change I have made is in filtering out forwards into their own folder. In Gmail, I used this filter to do the trick: from:(email address of forwarder | email address of another forwarder) to:(-my email address) Do this: Skip... Continue Reading →

Avoid, embrace the email situation.

Next up in my Avoid, Embrace project: the email situation. Step one: write about something I have been avoiding. My email is now not a tool but a situation. I have ActiveInbox chugging along, filing things away merrily so that I have Inbox Zero. This is nice. What is not nice is the 132 emails... Continue Reading →

Avoid, Embrace: Not an epiphany.

The result of my first Avoid, Embrace exercise was not the epiphany I wanted. No great photos were taken. I am only posting this one because it is heavily post-processed.I rushed through this, I admit. I didn't take any great photos because I didn't linger. But something good did happen: I didn't feel bad while... Continue Reading →

Avoid, Embrace.

So Fancypants McGillicuddy here decides to start a New Project, not like she doesn't have enough going on at the moment, but it is a New Project and she can hardly resist the lure of the New Project, so fresh and unspoiled by reality, and also she can hardly resist speaking in the third person,... Continue Reading →

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