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Monday, December 19, 2011

My Winter Break Bucket List

This year, as I know I'm a procrastinator, I chose to put a sticky note on my desktop on my Mac to actually accomplish some things during winter break this year. I have a lot planned, including:

Clean off my Mac desktop (screenshots from design projects, stray word documents, photos shared via e-mail, etc.)
Build the new Kappa Kappa Psi website (WAY overdue)
Build my personal website (an unpleasant chore that must be done if I hope to become employed)
Clean my room (does someone actually live in here?)
Clean off my flash drive (well hello design projects from fall of junior year)
Crank out a bajillion ideas for my senior honors thesis project
Clean out my e-mail inbox (650 messages dating back to January 2010...)

This all gets back to the all-important idea of productivity. Because I'm super busy and armed with opposable thumbs and a smart phone, I plan my life in Google Calendar. Fortunately, U of M students enjoy the benefits of Google Apps accounts--so even if you don't have a smartphone, you can at least use Google Calendar to help remind yourself of how bad you are at meeting your own deadlines!

This bucket list is actually really important for me to accomplish this year, though. I'm trying to psych myself up for Agency life, getting things done and being happy and content about it. I have about 14 days to get all of this done. Wish me luck.

Patrick Puckett
Graphic Design BFA

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My overcrowded desktop and inbox (which is down from 599 messages earlier this evening!).