For the final two weeks of quarter I'm instating a new practice of "deload", riffing off of slow productivity philosophy and giving myself a chance to clear my head before taking on new projects. I'm spending this time writing for fun, reading old favourites, and cleaning out my fridge and freezer (woo, exciting).
Awaiting the release of my novel
My novel releases at the end of the week, which I may write about in an upcoming issue of Soft Signal. But if you're curious in the meantime, feel free to reach out over email for a chat -- and be sure to tell me what project's eating your brain too!
Pole is on an easy simmer over 1-2 sessions each week. For the time being, pilates has been intermittently replaced by ouchie homework from a physiotherapist who specialises in hypermobility.
It's been a psychologically enriching and unexpectedly validating experience to find them and realise why my body didn't respond well to a lot of fitness advice I'd been given. Having better context for this body type would have helped in so many ways. Az's blog post on context in context comes to mind.
We've planted a Finger Lime (Citrus australasica), a Midyim Berry (Austromyrtus dulcis), and a Native Lemongrass (Cymbopogon ambiguus), plus topped up our compost heap in preparation for the warm weather. We have our neighbour's blessing to carry on with that disgusting pile of kitchen waste, and they've even added some of their own veggie scraps, which is just a huge weight off my mind!
- Baldur's Gate 3
Zero-based budgeting but for habits and digital consumption. Temperatures of white paint (ugh). Hypermobility. Wedding stuff (just book research lol, don't get excited). That there exists a thing called lactation cookies.
4-Month Deep Life Overhaul. Next year's planning stack. Morning Wars.
Culture of uncare. Hyperactive Hive Mind. Hyperconsumption. Bullshit jobs. Big Social. Walking into spiderwebs.
This "Now" update was inspired by Derek Sivers' Now page movement and Kohan Ikin's Now page.