Goodbye 2021, Hello 2022.
I'm back doing some weeding in my digital garden in Obsidian again on New Year's Day and came across a private post I did last year today...
I'm back doing some weeding in my digital garden in Obsidian again on New Year's Day and came across a private post I did last year today (ref 2021-01-01_1024 2020 Reflections).
It was the obligatory End of Year post spent commenting on all the things I did this past year and where I spent my time.
In 2021, I clocked over 2800 hours:
- 800 hours or 29% for World IA Day
- 616 hours or 22% on IAC21
- Nearly 400 hours to the DIA Apprentice program
- About 530 hours of actual paid work contracting
How does this compare to 2020? About 700 more hours clocked doing pro-bono, volunteer work.
Revisiting this, thinking about how I'm spending my time, I'm not questioning whether the time spent was worth it because I know that it was spent helping people, doing what I can, no matter how little, to give a little light, a little hope, on a never-ending quest to find purpose, identity, and place/space.
I wrote last year that
2020 has led me to see clearly who I am, where I am in life, and how I am lacking and persevering.
I've survived 2021, yet another year, in a world of toxic positivity, misinformation, disinformation, and dysfunctional communication. SO MUCH TO UNLOAD there so I'm just going to step quickly away.
Sometimes I think that I'm not moving fast enough.
Sometimes I think that there's just too much to do and not enough time in the day.
Sometimes I just want to give it a rest and spend a day or two binging a drama. And so I do.
Happy New Year, 2022. Let's take a step back this year. Next thing you know, I'm doing crazy things with World Information Architecture Association and DIA Design Guild.