Hi 👋🏼 I'm Rach. I'm a developer building software for CodePen, wife, mother of two, productivity nerd and recovering screen addict. This is my blog.
Lately I've been rereading some books that I remember impacting me in 2016. The year I turned 30, in a very cliche move, I discovered the self improvement/development genre.There are many reasons I love Notion, and I plan to share my setup for weekly
and monthly reviews on this blog in the future. One thing that has really been
bugging me lately is how bad the performance has gotten. Maybe my location
(Australia) exacerbates this, but Notion has been so slow lately.
I have a page in my Notion called “Cleaning” that is basically a table of all
the cleaning tasks in my home and when I did them last (so I don’t have to
wonder about how long it has been since I cleaneTransitions are exceptionally hard for me, this is what I do to make myself move.The baby product scene is wild. There is so much stuff you are told you need to buy and it is all so expensive.I am the person who will spend 3 hours trying out different themes and fonts in my Editor. After finally choosing a new one, I'll use it for an afternoon before deciding to switch back to the same setup I had before. I like what I like.If one more person tells me I need to time block, I'm gonna scream.We’ve just got back from a 4 day stay at Sea World Resort (Australia). The amount of planning, effort and money required to do a holiday with a toddler and a baby is so immense I often wonder pre-holiday if going on a trip is even worth it.The best way to procrastinate on writing for your new blog is to deliberate over choosing the tech stack for your new blog.My word for the year in 2021 is self. Self is a loaded word because people can take it to mean “self-absorbed” or “selfish”, so I first hesitated to choose it.In Nat Eliason’s post “Be Yourself, Not a Niche" he encourages us to blog about whatever we are interested in, instead of fitting a specific niche.My firstborn spent months in the first year of their life only taking 30 minute naps, while attached to me. After trying every strategy and suggestion to get them to sleep longer or alone, and driving myself to the brink of insanity in doing so, I knew that something had to change.My productivity doesn’t determine my worth.