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2014: 5 Minutes

Imagine you will completely lose your memory of 2014 in five minutes. Set an alarm for five minutes and capture the things you most want to remember about 2014

2013 5 minutes, 2012 5 minutes, 2011 5 minutes, and 2010 5 minutes

  • Organizing and reading at Litcrawl
  • Organizing and leading the aspirational writing group
  • Finding a writing group of older, experienced people
  • Dropping out of a memoir writing group because the people didn’t seem right all the way in Oakland
  • Leading not one, not two, but three startups in a design thinking strategy exercises
  • Increasing and marketing my skills of design thinking to the world
  • Succeeding as a UX freelancer and still reaching the salary goal for the year
  • Attending many many advance movie screenings
  • Choosing the friends that I really want to be around
  • Discovering that I really enjoy cooking and baking (when it doesn’t include decorative elements)
  • Always meeting new people
  • Learning that some meetups are not really worth it
  • Reading almost 24 books
  • Visiting Boston and learning about a friend’s children’s book
  • Visiting an old style house in Boston with fascinating culture
  • Visiting Kennebunkport, Maine, the birthplace of George W. Bush
  • Staying and writing on a windjammer off the coast of Maine
  • Attending a writing workshop led by Pam Houston
  • Visiting all the ice cream shops and lobster roll places in the Northeast
  • Applying to my first writing fellowship (didn’t get in, but failure is expected)
  • Visiting and interviewing people at Ben and Jerry’s HQ and factory
  • Staying in the excellent Brooks Art House outside the Vermont capital
  • Driving through dangerous rainstorm through Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont
  • learning about real maple syrup and realizing that the brown corn syrup isn’t “maple syrup at all”