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Journal.Kim —A Metasystem Experiment

It gets easier. Every day it gets a little easier. But you gotta do it every day, that’s the hard part. But it does get easier.
—Bojack Horseman

Hi, I'm Brennan! I created this website to provide weekly updates regarding my goals (systems) that I currently have on a website called Beeminder as a way to keep myself accountable, as well as a place for general draft writing. For more information on the theory behind this idea, please check out the following links where I have written extensively about this: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

Fifty-Nine: Lackluster Efforts

Posted: April 23, 2021
Week Fifty-nine! Not really an entry this week, I’m afraid. I haven’t really been productive at all due to health reasons and have been feeling overall pretty demotivated. But I’m at the tail end of it and should be alright for next week. I really need to focus on addressing root causes and not s...

Fifty-Eight: No Slippery Slopes

Posted: April 16, 2021
Week Fifty-eight! I’ve been largely working on the redesign of my personal website this week–and as I quoted Carl Sagan in entry #24, to make anything from scratch, you must first invent the universe. Which as been a little overwhelming for me. But I have finally begun to find my footing in the w...

Fifty-Seven: The Year Ahead

Posted: April 9, 2021
Week Fifty-seven! It has been an especially boring week for me. I’ve been doing perfectly fine on all my systems, no derailments or derailment-adjacent scares, and also nothing really feeling all too easy. I’m mostly just taking time to do some reflecting–I have a blog post due soon that lines u...

Fifty-Six: Weasel Headaches

Posted: April 2, 2021
Week Fifty-six! Last week, I made things easier for myself by enabling weekend breaks for a lot of my goals. So, I figured this week I’d try to balance that out by enabling weasel-proofing on a bunch of goals! Including /poetry, /github, and /fitness. I don’t really enter fake data the way I use...

Fifty-Five: Tracking Nutrition II

Posted: March 27, 2021
Week Fifty-five! Another quiet and usual week, though I did have a bit of another health flare-up on Friday that sort of messed up my rhythm. I’ve decided to put a large majority of my goals to “weekends off” to help pace myself and be more mindful about dedicating time to good work versus good p...

Fifty-Four: Tracking Nutrition

Posted: March 19, 2021
Week Fifty-four! Another standard week. For starters, I created /nutrition and archived /foodlog. I stopped using Noom after my free-trial, as it didn’t really provide much value. (except for having a “coach” hold you accountable, I might create another thread looking for an accountability buddy ...