organizing

I have a thing for organizing information so they can easily be recalled any time I need. What was that movie with the… and the…? That I saw like, 3 years ago? Type in the keywords. BOOM.

Computer — better than your brain.

At least, that’s the hope.

Last weekend I successfully categorized all the digital notes I make into 9 grand categories: places, inspiration, ideas, media, work, data/coding, design, privacy and living. 

Places filled itself out pretty easily. I write things while I’m visiting some place or clip articles of places I’d like to go one day and tag them all with the place in question. There is Lower East Side, Grand Canyon, Seattle and China, for example.

Now I am thinking about how Inspiration is organized. These are sentences I’ve highlighted from articles, some purely for their prose, others for the message parceled within the words, and others still, for both.

There are also videos and infographics and creatively built news articles that I admire – again, some for their beauty, some for how clearly they communicate, and some for the two together.

There are also notes saved for their conviction. Sentences about how so-and-so made it through the worst of times. 

/ I will now abruptly end this post here because I think I may have found a way to organize.

Thoughts for later

— he power of my mothers presence
— the power of intent [intent makes all of the difference, not action]. Intent makes something tragic, not evil; beautiful, not horrendous.

I just can’t believe this was basically as big as @msoooj’s head. 😳😱 It was so good 😋

I just can’t believe this was basically as big as @msoooj’s head. 😳😱 It was so good 😋

How Fridays Should Be

I like that the sky is dark by the time we leave the office at night — there’s a greater sense of camaraderie, as if we’ve all pulled an all-nighter together except it’s only 6 o’clock. A Quartz editor makes cocktails every Friday night for the office.

— Oops, was in he middle of this last night and never finished. For posterity’s sake:

Dashed out of the office to Shabbat dinner at Abe’s out in Brooklyn. Was so wonderful to be out of the city and with a family on a Friday night. Also do beautiful that a family gets together every Friday and Saturday to eat and be together.

Finished a book on the subway, which I’ll now go through and underline and take notes of the passages I doggy-eared as I went along — such bad grammar — when I take the train home later this afternoon. Need to get my winter clothes!

Happy Weekend everyone!

aseaofquotes:

Denise Gosliner Orenstein, The Secret Twin

Also books in general are such life-givers. Having a down day? Read a good book. Guaranteed to restore my faith in the world.

aseaofquotes:

Denise Gosliner Orenstein, The Secret Twin

Also books in general are such life-givers. Having a down day? Read a good book. Guaranteed to restore my faith in the world.