Category: managing self

Keeping ideas and juggling projects

This post is in response to Fiona Jones’ recent question about where to record brilliant ideas so they don’t go ‘out of sight, out of mind’ and how to create a visual way of keeping on track and not drop any balls with tasks and projects. My response is a...

To disconnect is to reconnect

In the few weeks leading up to a holiday, and now a couple of weeks after, I’ve been a bit pre-occupied and noticeably absent here. I learnt a lot while away on holiday, much more than I had expected. I trekked to a remote, private island in the Solomons –...

Dual-career households: some reflection

Every now and then I’ll write a blog post that is a little on the personal side. Yesterday, or last night rather, I wrote a post on my ‘other’ blog reflecting on a recent article from INALJ (I Need A Library Job) about negotiating dual-career households, but I think it...

Life (recovery) after study

Guilt free. That’s how I’ll describe the last few weeks following my final submission for my Masters degree. Or at least I remind myself that it’s okay when I’ve slept in on a Saturday morning. To be honest, I feel sorry for my Mac. I’m sure it’s felt more than...

Finding the calm

I have a deadline. A self-imposed deadline, but a deadline nonetheless. I need to have drafted my reporting for my research project by tomorrow evening. It is during these times I can struggle to find and maintain the calm. Finding the calm is about having (and maintaining) a clear mind...

The inner homemaker

I have too much time to think right now. I seem to have awaken from a trance-like state, some sort of tunnel vision I tend to experience during the university semester, the end goal being to just get through it. I now have sudden urges to get my life back...