My time at MacDowell taught me a lot about myself and how I work and live. Every few days I'll post a simple lesson I learned in the woods outside Peterborough, NH.
I used to spend a few minutes at the end of a work day, returning my notes into some sort of coherent logical order. Now I've come to believe that may not have been the wisest use of my time.
At the end of a long stretch of work, when putting away a folder full of notes, it can be helpful not to take time to organize them and file them away in some sort of logical order.
The next time we return to work on that particular project, the process of sorting through an apparently chaotic tangle of notes can suggest new connections between seemingly disparate threads.