Over the last couple weeks of 2018 that I had away from work and, to some degree, parenting I determined to focus on scrolling less so I had more space (time) to create and do more. Nearly a month in, I’m giving myself a B grade. I started working on a podcast, the first episode for which I’m recording next week at PRX’s Podcast Garage in Boston while I’m there for work. I started a break from Instagram and deleted the app from my mobile devices shortly thereafter. When I do get the urge to share photos, I share to my microblog via Sunlit. I’ve been writing more often, though haven’t been reading as much as I would like (yet). I’m not taking as many photos as I would like (yet).

I also determined to pay for the things I want to exist in the world. A few things that I’ve happily paid for recently are Sam Harris’ wonderful meditation app called Waking Up, which you can get for half-price through January 31. His podcast is one of the best out there. I also subscribed to Peter Attia, who hosts one of my other favorite podcasts called The Peter Attia Drive. Speaking of podcasts, I subscribed to the absolutely amazing Podcast Notes and Buster Benson’s creative efforts, both through Patreon. Just yesterday I decided to support one of my favorite creators, Craig Mod, through his new Explorers Club.

Brad Barrish @bradbarrish