reclaim your life [one quarter at a time]

my embellished cover art for Module 4, “Quarter Planning”

One of the dictionary definitions of the verb “to claim” is: to take as the rightful owner; to assert in the face of possible contradiction.  -Adrienne Rich

Journal-planning is a means of claiming your life and fulfilling the role of “rightful owner” — quarterly planning is way to ease into ownership amidst the static of contradictions.

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there are no certain routes: art & intimacy

quarter moon art

Art involves intimacy with yourself, but also with other people. It is a way of being close and exchanging love. -Sheila Heti

The need for intimacy with myself was the first hurdle concerning my intention to overcome what felt like constant burnout. I realize now I believed a false value for measurable productivity.

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