Snapshot #138 | 10 Things for 20 October 2019


1. putting… off the upgrade to Catalina; it’s going to break too many applications I rely on.
2. reaching… the point where I have to decide whether I’m going to try (again) to grow out my hair, or if I’m going to chop it all off.
3. falling… down a rabbit hole entirely composed of Japanese stationery supplies. I might have a new obsession.
4. planning… the final (for now) round of edits on The Black Sun.
5. emptying… another one of those boxes I’ve been hauling (unopened) from apartment to apartment since at least 2008. The decluttering process is slow, but it’s still moving along.
6. thinking… about making some changes to the newsletter. Is there anything you’d like to see? Writers or photographers who do it particularly well? If you don’t subscribe, is there something in particular that would change your mind? Let me know in the comments, or via the contact form if you’d rather get in touch that way.
7. starting… my Christmas shopping. In early October. There were specific budget-related reasons, but I’m still pretty sure that’s a new record for me.
8. feeling… relieved. I took care of a few chores that were really stressing me out—nothing serious, I’m just terrible at adulting—and I’m so glad to be done with them.
9. realizing… that I’m a little bit out of practice when it comes to grinding coffee by hand. I had a good routine down in the spring, but I’ve been drinking cold brew in the office all summer. It might take a week or two to get the muscle memory back.
10. finding… my way back into a good writing routine.

4 responses to “Snapshot #138 | 10 Things for 20 October 2019”

  1. Hey Nice Initiative Reghan….I have recently upgraded my Mac to OSX Catalina

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  2. Hi Reghan. I really like this format of blog post as a snapshot of what is going on at any one time. Is this you own idea or something you got from another source. I’d love to use the format but thought I’d ask you if you mind. Looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks Debbie

    1. Hi! I’m glad you like the format – I love doing it. It’s a great way to keep myself posting on a regular basis, and to talk about the things that don’t quite fit the (admittedly broad) topics I’ve set for the blog.

      This particular take on the concept is my own, but I wouldn’t really call it original. It’s a personalized version of something that I used to see a lot, back when personal blogs were more common. I don’t mind at all if you want to use it!

      1. Oh, thank you! I’ll acknowledge you of course. Thanks for the inspiration.