Sample Entry #1: Setting Up April
That's my kitchen floor. Various to-do items were accumulating in different piles around the house. In order to remove visual, and therefore mental, clutter, I laid all that material out on the kitchen floor, as seen above. It's an assortment of general life tasks; the second picture is material specifically related to website-building, so I gathered that material in a distinct, separate grouping. The goal is to have the floor cleared by the end of the first week of April.
Above is the initial set-up of the work-space for April. The layout comprises a broad overview, and focuses on the first task, which is website-building. The following images are details of this work-space.
The pic on the left contains 5 legal pad sheets I produced, in relation to a goal-building exercise given to me by my sister. The sheets are taped onto file folders that I cut in half. The building materials are for turning a large tapestry wall-hanging, that's currently covering two (out of three) map-sections, into a curtain. The pic in the middle contains the book I just published, my second book, called Things That Happened in Temporary Homes; and then the daily planner I bought recently, which I think is the first planner I've ever bought/owned. The pic on the right is an example of some of the other things I put in my workspace, inspirational and motivational flair.
The initial task, website-building. The image on the left is my basic set-up: computer on the left, open to my website, and newsprint pad on the right. The process is as follows: map the current form of the website out of the computer and onto the paper, making notes as I go along. Then, move the material on the newsprint paper, back onto the website. The middle pic and the pic on the right show me making my way through the process. And finally, last but not least, the pic below is Tron, who's been my friend since I was a small boy. He's supporting me in these various endeavors.