The Digest #2
5 things I’m seeing, reading, doing, contemplating, or wanting.
The 5 things I’m seeing, reading, doing, contemplating, and wanting right now.
👀 What I’m Seeing: My wife Claire and her closest girlfriends from college (who have a 12-year running group text thread, btw) recently created a shared iPhone Note called “Desires”. They put all the things they want to buy or eat or do in it—links to clothes or concerts or restaurants or vacation destinations etc.—but which they know they shouldn’t necessarily pursue at the moment. I think it started when one of them decided to go on a shopping fast for a month. It has become a way for them to externalize their wants and sit on them for a while before making any decisions to take action, and it introduces some accountability into the equation. They created this little activity as something spontaneous and fun, but it has stuck (so far). Maybe there is something to this when it comes to vetting thin desires…