Shortly after my wife and I finished Getting Things Done we accomplished the first step - Collecting. We gathered every loose piece of paper in our world into one pile. We wrote down intangible incompletes ("organize closet") and added them to the pile. I added boxes of "to do" and "to be filed" items from one and two house moves ago. It was quite a pile.
Anyway, yesterday she gave me the gift of five uninterrupted child-free hours to process through my vast pile. And I made an enormous emount of progress. I now have a list of doable next actions, some deferred actions for specific times in the future, some someday/maybe items that I won't stress about not doing, and the beginnings of a useful file system for items I will need in the future.
I think this whole thing might work.
Gene and I drove down to Chehalis to speak at Timberland Library System's All Staff Day. It was our biggest crowd yet - 300 people - and we had a lot of fun. Doing the talk with Gene is always a little more fun. We riff off each other well. Afterwards we signed books for seemingly a very long amount of time.
Friday is our last talk for a while, and I'm glad of it. I do love speaking, but even I need a break. And I hear we do a comic strip, so it will be nice to concentrate on it. Oh, and the holidays are coming. So maybe we'll come out with something new to sell.
October 8, 2018 Walla Walla, WA
Walla Walla Rural Library District Staff Day (Gene)
November 15, 2018 Palm Beach, FL
Palm Beach County Library System (Gene)
November 16, 2018 Fort Lauderdale, FL
Southeast Florida Library Information Network (Gene)
Jan 25 - 28, 2019 Seattle, WA ALA Midwinter (Library COMIC Booth #726) (Gene)
March 1, 2019 Phoenix, AZ
Maricopa County Library District (Gene)
April 15 - 17, 2019 Austin, TX Texas Library Association Annual Conference (Library COMIC booth, Monday night event) (Gene)
June 21 - 24, 2019 Washington, DC
ALA Annual (Library COMIC booth) (Gene)
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