Daily Mapping

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For me, mapping is a part of my life everyday. I make a map first thing to plan out my day. It takes the form of a map with a date and day heading and a timeline with the hours spread across the map at the bottom. I then plug in the things that I hope to accomplish and appointments and use the timeline to report when those things happen. The next day, I might go back and fill in the times for things when they actually happened (if they weren’t appointments or set times). That way, I see how my time was spent, and I can, perhaps, anticipate what my day might be like (over-booked, extra time…). I find that the act of creating this first map (the system was developed by Vanda North a few years ago) helps focus me, and the soothing nature of creating the map begins my day in a gentle way. Here are two images: The first is a map from yesterday that I completed this morning by plugging in the actual times for the branches on the map. The second is today’s map made first thing. As you can see, I have only “ideas” of things to do, but they haven’t occurred yet, so the timeline is largely unfilled.

Thanks for tuning in. There’s more to come when I get the chance to put things I think you’ll enjoy.

Business Card in Map Form

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After refreshing my mapping skills with Jamie Nast in May, and fresh with the enthusiasm she creates in her classes, I decided to design a business card that not only shows what I do, but shows it in the form that I do it in. So, here’s my business card. (There is a larger image in the “About” tab).


Jamie has a class coming up next April (2009). For more information click here.

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