You are not Facebook's customer. You're its currency. Facebook, and every other social media platform which makes its money off of advertising dollars, is engineered to trick you into spending the most time possible on its services. Extracting eyeball minutes, the key resource for companies like Google and Facebook, has become significantly more lucrative than… Continue reading Digital Puritanism Keeps Us Locked in Limbo
When I was fifteen I was diagnosed with a thyroid disorder that eventually resulted in a thyroidectomy at 31. A fun fact that you may not know... thyroid disorders can lead to memory loss (or brain fog) that mimics low-grade dementia. Ergo, I am a list person and a notes person. I write everything down… Continue reading Project Management Software: Now with more time sucking features than ever!
An old friend came by this week and ended up taking up so much of my time that I now feel very under-the-gun about my school work. Procrastination[proh-kras-tuh-ney-shuhn, pruh‐] nounthe act or habit of putting off or delaying, especially something requiring immediate attention. This week was challenging. My workdays were full and by the time… Continue reading Old Habits Die Hard
I work in fundraising at an elite boarding school. The school, like many of its counterparts, is also a non-profit which means that the cost of a student's tuition does not cover 100% of the educational opportunities we provide. My colleagues and I, therefore, must achieve a multi-million dollar fundraising goal each year to support… Continue reading Can Pandemic Work from Home Ease Our Obsession with Busyness?
The one where I tangentially compare myself to Carl Jung because I, too, would like a tower on a lake to be left alone in.